This salad is spring on a plate. I want to eat it every day for lunch. It’s filling without being too heavy, and it’s healthy while not tasting like cardboard. And it all started with a squat, little fennel bulb sitting all by its lonesome in my fridge. Wanting to use it before it hit … More Springy strawberry, avocado and fennel salad.
So I bought some kale. I’m a haphazard bandwagon rider. But I like it in soups. I made a white bean, vegetable and kale soup last week. Didn’t blog because I am lazy. The soup was delicious. It had fennel, celery, carrots, onions, potatoes, white beans and chopped kale. I like a chunky soup. Kind of … More Chorizo & kale pasta.
It only took me 26 years, but I finally had a party (somewhat) shut down by the cops. A few harsh raps on the door just before 11 p.m. on a Saturday night brought two police officers to my front door. I’m still unsure if a neighbor called to complain about the noise (though, no … More Swedish meatballs bring the cops to the Christmas party.
I am not a fan of pumpkin pie or French toast, yet, somehow I ate two servings of this and didn’t hate it. After Thanksgiving I was given a few slices of pumpkin pie to take home. I’m not a pumpkin pie fan — it’s the texture that bugs me, not the taste — but … More Pumpkin Pie Baked French Toast.
It might be a weekday, but the blustery weather is calling for pancakes. Plus I had some sour milk in the fridge so that finalized the decision. Initially, I sought to make lemon-raspberry pancakes. But then I saw the ginger and thought it sounded more seasonal. Have to say, I’m really happy how these turned … More Ginger-Lemon Pancakes.
I returned from my travels last week and I’m still sifting through all my photos and notes. The brainstorming and outlining have begun. I’ll post links to the finished travel stories once they’re published, which looks to be sometime in January 2015. I’ve got a great angle with the food/restaurant story. It was Friday night and … More Travelogue: Chattanooga trip, days 3-5.
Wordless Wednesday. Places visited: TN Riverwalk, Sugar’s Big Time BBQ and Tennessee Aquarium. All located in Chattanooga.
The alarm clock in my hotel room is eighteen minutes slow. I find it so endearingly southern that I can’t bring myself to fix it. Plus I’m staying in a converted train car from the 1900s and convinced myself I’ll break something hugely important and expensive…and they have my credit card number on file. … More Travelogue: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Day One.
I’m leaving for Tennessee next week! Just six days after news broke that a nurse now diagnosed with Ebola flew into and out of Cleveland…yay. In all seriousness though, the chance of anyone picking up Ebola from the airport is slim to none, and Slim left town. Regardless of the health risk, my impending travel … More Roasted pepper and tomato soup.
This is kind of a clean out the fridge dish. Use any mix of veggies you like. Turkey would work well instead of chicken. Maybe even diced leftover pork chop? I’m reluctant to use beef because I feel like cream sauce and beef aren’t super friendly, but you do you. Creamy chicken, veg and pasta casserole, … More Baked chicken pasta casserole.