Who can guess what this highly underutilized vegetable is???
I have a great recipe that I got from the New York Times with this thing as an ingredient. Any guesses?
Showing my love to family, friends, the community, and the planet – through FOOD.
A perfect light lunch after my grocery shopping today. Everything you see here is from Trader Joe’s. no, they don’t pay me to say that although I wish they would.
Here’s what it took:
Sourdough bread slices
Sliced goat milk Brie
Drizzle of olive oil
Broil for few minutes
Then drizzle honey
And a few grinds of black pepper
Check out this really great article and recipe ideas that use zucchini.
Zucchini is super cheap right now and can be used in so many different ways. My personal faves are grilled (simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil), as fries (especially from Zinburger – yum!), and grated and turned into pancakes. I have yet to use them as noodles but it is on my list of things to try out. How do people get them all curly and noodle-y? I’ll figure it out. Probably some cool kitchen tool is all I need.
Yesterday, I visited the San Agustin Farmers Market for the first time. It was great. I really miss the farmers market crowd. Anyway, I picked these great herb starters for a great price. Plus, the lady that sold them to me gave me these great tips for when I plant them.
First, she said to put the chives in the middle and the basil around because the basil will die with the frost in the winter but the chives will survive. Then, she said once the basil died out to replace them with cilantro and parsley. In fact, she said, cilantro prefers the cold. Who knew? Also, she warned me that Tucson soil and water is very alkaline so it helps to add old coffee grounds to the top to increase the acidity.
I woke early this morning to make sure they get a good start.
It’s been a while since I’ve paid attention to this dear blog but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking. We finally had our housewarming party and I made all the food right down to the sangria.
This brings me to today. I have had an itch to make some turkey lettuce wraps since I had this ground turkey in my fridge. I had never made them before so I did what most people my age do. I looked on Pinterest! I made my own recipe based on a few good ones I saw. The only thing I wish I had is ginger… I would definitely add some fresh ginger next time! See my recipe page for ingredients and how I did it.
Next post: Orange chicken
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So....here's what happened. We were in search of some homemade ice cream while we were in Vancouver (naturally). The hunt led us to a little shop called Edible Canada. But this wasn't your typical cheesy souvenir shop. This was chock-full of delightful gourmet foods, sauces, oils, and these salts from Sea to Sky Seasonings. Traveling back to the States with ice cream was, unfortunately, not an option.