I used to love – love, love love – couscous. It was the perfect side dish to so many things, especially when a break from potatoes or noodles was called for. That was the starchy side dish of goodness trifecta – potatoes, noodles and couscous. But all that has changed – it’s not you, it’s me, couscous. It’s over.… Continue reading Hello Polenta
It snowed the other day. It only stuck a little bit and was melted by noon the day after, but still. Snow. In reality, it could still snow for another month or so, but I’m over it. I suppose I should be using this time more productively before the flurry of the garden season hits… Continue reading Waiting, Waiting
I’ve been on a quest to get more leafy greens and vegetables into our diet, but this is definitely a lean time of year if you’re trying to be mindful about eating locally as well. Fortunately, there are a couple of quick, affordable options – growing your own sprouts or microgreens. Problem is – which… Continue reading Sprouts vs. Microgreens – Which Will Win?
It’s the second day of spring and it’s 29 degrees. Go figure. But never mind – Midwestern folk know deep in their hearts that we’re not clear of it until Mother’s Day. If we’re lucky. And things are still toasty indoors, as evidenced by the pepper and tomatoes flourishing under grow lights – From the… Continue reading Springtime Seedlings
And… now I’ve jinxed us all. Sorry about that. But I couldn’t resist wondering aloud, because Little Man and I actually got outside this weekend to do some outdoor gardening – no joke! We started some of our vegetable seeds – tomatoes, peppers and cabbage. Never mind that I said I was going to do… Continue reading Has Spring Sprung?
Sometimes, you just gotta have a taco… or a big bowl of taco salad. Ever since we went gluten free due to a celiac diagnose, tacos haven’t been the same. We preferred flour tortillas and didn’t really care for the crunchy corn taco shells. Enter the taco salad – crunchy corn chips are great in… Continue reading Hello Taco Salad
I don’t think of shamrocks much – other than pulling out a few decorations every March to make the dreary last weeks of winter tolerable, while we wait for the arrival of spring. The shamrocks and leprechauns and the myth of finding our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow are fitting things… Continue reading On Shamrocks