I know I’m a couple of days late, but still… I hope everyone had a nice holiday. We certainly did. Easter is an unusual holiday for me because I don’t really have any specific food traditions around Easter dinner. Growing up, my family wasn’t religious, so Easter wasn’t a big deal other than the chocolate … More Happy (Belated) Easter!
On this last day of March, I wanted to return to a post based on another March holiday, but one I didn’t get to write about at the time: March 6, or National Oreo Cookie Day. That seems like a pretty specific holiday, but Oreos are a classic. I rarely get desserts, and if I … More Guess How Many Different Oreo Choices There Are at my Grocery Store
Happy (post) Valentines Day everyone! I hope you had a day filled with love in all its many manifestations. I had a nice day, as well as a tangible example of a principle that I try to live by: what you give out comes back to you. Here is what happened. Usually I make a … More Love and What You Give Comes Back to You
I’ve been pretty transfixed watching the inaugural activities today. If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you will know one of the highlights of the day for me was the incredible poem by Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate. I had high expectations, but she blasted past them by not only giving us … More An All-American Inauguration Dinner
One of the ways I’ve been passing the time at home in coronavirus-ville is experimenting more in the kitchen. I’m trying new recipes and new techniques, like making my own yogurt. One of the resources I rely on is America’s Test Kitchen, publishers of Cook’s Magazine among other things. I love Cook’s Magazine because it … More Two Weeks of Free Cooking Lessons Starts Today (5/18)
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!
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
When I’m in circumstances I deem, let’s say, sub-optimal, I always try to look for the silver lining. So this may be an ongoing feature of the blog as this pandemic situation plays itself out. Last night I was supposed to have a business meeting with a friend who was going to supply some wine … More Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service
If you were wondering what the picture is, it is my famous chocolate chip chocolate brownies, first cooling on a cutting board, and then wrapped in aluminum foil. If that leads you to think, Wow, you get chocolate chip chocolate brownies as part of your SNAP week?, My answer is No…No, we don’t. That’s what … More Temptation Tuesday, SNAP Challenge Edition