Happy socially-distant Memorial Day! As I stated earlier, most of our traditional Memorial Day things are off this year. But I did take a walk in our local cemetery this morning where the VFW had placed flags by the graves of all the veterans, and I looked at them and tried to send a spiritual … More Meatless Monday: Memorial Day
On Saturday, we had a couple of additions to our spring vegetables available at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market: spring baby potatoes and English peas, the kinds of peas that you actually have to shell. They came from a brand-new natural farm called LB’s Farm. They are just getting started and so didn’t have a … More Meatless Monday: Peas and Potatoes
After STRAWBERRIES (see my previous post), the thing I’m most excited to get in our local Farmers Market in the spring is ASPARAGUS! It is coming in now, and I’m so excited. Mostly, I just eat it roasted as a side dish. However, tonight I included it in our entree. I found a recipe in … More Meatless Mondays: Asparagus!
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! As I wrote in my post last week, my special celebration this year will be getting take-out from our favorite local Mexican restaurant to help them stay in business during this very difficult time for the food industry. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for … More Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition
This weekend they had some spinach at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market , which they haven’t had for a few weeks, and I was thinking about what spring dish could I use that for in my next Meatless Monday meal. As I loaded my basket with more beautiful local strawberries, it occurred to me that … More Meatless Monday: Locavore Lunch
Although our Farmers Market opens in April (with proper social distancing precautions), and North Carolina April weather is quite springy, during the early weeks a lot of crops haven’t started producing so we are still mostly getting the winter greens. Today’s recipes are based on two green items I can count on getting at the … More Meatless Monday: Early Spring Green Meal
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 is Earth Day. Not just any Earth Day–the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. The Earth Day organization had big plans for activities across the globe (including a Teach-in at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market on “Reducing Your Carbon Foodprint” organized in part by yours truly), but, alas, they … More Tomorrow is Earth Day
Last Monday I mentioned the excitement we have at our house when the first local strawberries show up at our Farmers Market. Today I’m going to share something new that I’ve been making to set off my strawberries to perfection–homemade chocolate yogurt! Yogurt is something I’ve long thought about making, but I wasn’t sure it … More Meatless Monday: Homemade Chocolate Yogurt
Tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) would have been the Earth Day Teach-in on “Reducing Your Carbon Foodprint” at our local Farmers Market (Cary Downtown Farmers Market). Due to the Coronavirus, that has been postponed until…we don’t know–until it is safe to do it. But we are committed to doing it, because it’s not really about Earth … More One World Together At Home
WARNING: I start out with a bigger-picture strawberry-related rant on this post. If you just want a vegan strawberry scone recipe without that, scroll down until you see a picture. This weekend my Farmers Market delivered a wonderful Easter present to me–the first Farmers Market strawberries of the season! This is a BIG thing for … More Meatless Monday: The Start of Strawberry Season!