Welp, here it is, my Whole30 Experience. I’ve put together a slideshow of my Whole30 Instagram photos I took in the name of “accountability.” They serve a scientific evidentiary purpose! From May 16 to June 15, I ate no dairy, sugar, gluten, grains, alcohol, or legumes. Overall, I enjoyed the Whole30 experience. I felt that … More My Whole30 Experience
The end of summer/early fall squashes remain a constant in the weekly CSA bag. This past weekend I made another batch of Butternut Squash Soup (sans cream this time), and baked two spaghetti squashes to serve with a garlicky, cashew basil pesto. We’re all squashed out in my house. Then there’s the zucchini, which is … More Zucchini Pancakes.
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.
Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.
A new kitchen, like a new pair of shoes, needs a break in period. In general, I find there’s an acquaintance period with a new place. Whether it’s figuring out how to arrange the refrigerator or which burner on the range is the best (front right), there are going to be ups (scratch pasta sauce) … More Roasted vegetable egg bake.
My family seems unable to go through a bunch of bananas before the final few start getting really spotty and black. Before we used to just toss them, a complete and disgusting waste of food. Now, however, we freeze them. Though they may look strange, frozen, over-ripe bananas are perfect for baking. When I saw … More Banana, cranberry & oat muffins.
So it was Easter and I didn’t make potica. I plan on fixing that next week when I have a few days off. I’m a big fan of the blog Five And Spice written by a lovely woman named Emily. I like her unfussy approach to food. Although she admits to having a master’s degree … More Egg, sausage & inspiration.
Saturdays are many things to many people. For some it is the designated day for errands like shopping, visiting the pharmacy and returning library books. For others it is when they can finally get in that activity they’ve been meaning to do during the week, like a morning run or yoga class. Saturday means freedom. … More Saturday: a day made for good food.
Over the weekend I listened to Christmas music and watched way too many made for TV Christmas-themed movies. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a good marathon. I can’t count all the times I’ve been pulled into watching hours of “NCIS” or “Criminal Minds,” despite them being repeats from three seasons ago. Moving … More Sharing the love: gifting recipes.