Archive for food
Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.continue reading "The butter dilemma"
Yesterday morning I went food shopping for all of the ingredients that would get me started on a cleanse. I read the book Clean a few months ago, and it completely sold me on the idea at the time, but I hadn’t been able to find three convenient consecutive weeks to try it out. This [...]continue reading "Not a good time"
I just put a batch of hooks in the oven to cure, and I figured I would take this opportunity to share with you something else I recently put in the oven that is not polymer clay, but actual honest-to-goodness edible food. This time of year, there is always a little bit of buzz in [...]continue reading "Pumpkin (or Banana Maple) Muffins"
The topic of grills comes up every year around Memorial Day at our house. Usually the conversation goes like this: Me: Let’s replace our old non-functioning grill. Neil: Why? Me: I love the taste of a grilled hot dog, and I always have to invite myself to my parents’ house when I crave one. Neil: [...]continue reading "Grillin’"
One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh [...]continue reading "Watermelon Cucumber Slushies"
Spring weekends. Something about the sunny sky and warm breeze stirs feelings of domesticity in me. This is the time of year when I start thinking about farmer’s markets, fresh ingredients, and maybe finding some healthier ways to do some of our favorite foods. So it was perfect timing that the library had a copy [...]continue reading "Not bad, for homemade"
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately. Once upon a time, I used to make actual meals that did not involve defrosting frozen stuff. I recently decided to blame my poor kitchen performance on the state of my recipe collection. It may not really be the reason, but it was there and I needed [...]continue reading "Chicken and Pasta in Ginger Sauce"
I’m having a deliciously lazy weekend. And as I lay around, flipping through books, I have visions of domesticity dancing in my head. The challenge is to translate those visions into action, once Monday comes. I read somewhere about Heidi Swanson‘s Millet Muffins. I really thought someone posted it here, in response to my request [...]continue reading "Weekending"
I want to love green smoothies, really! My go-to breakfast choice is nearly always abyssmal (coffee and a cookie, anyone?). So, I’ve been experimenting with them for a few weeks. I started with Heather (Beauty That Moves)’s basic recipe, and I’ve changed it up here and there. I’ve used soy milk, whole milk, and almond [...]continue reading "Green blah"
I first saw this on Pinterest with no source given. I found it repulsive in a can’t-avert-my-eyes kind of way, and so I google image searched my way to the original. I showed it to the one person in this house (other than me) who likes both pasta and hot dogs, and he was all [...]continue reading "Spaghetti Dogs"