Think salad, and what do you think of? For me it’s cool, simple, raw, refreshing, crunchy, healthy, summery! And yes, here in Colorado we had a late April snow and a coolish May, but I’ve finally got the snow tires off the car (had to drive through rainy/snowy weather on mountain passes just two weeks … Continue reading summertime is salad time
Let’s face it. We all have to eat and for lots of reasons, modern life often doesn’t allow us to do it in the healthiest and most enjoyable ways. I was lucky to grow up in a home with a stay-at-home mom who was an adventuresome cook. Continue reading “let’s get real (food)”
I’ve certainly tried my share of diets and health food, but many years ago decided my eating mantra was “all things in moderation”. And that’s worked pretty well for me. Continue reading “is this a diet?”
Oh, I mean Portland, Oregon! Yes, that is a rosemary plant in full bloom that’s close to 4×4; that’s feet, not inches! Here these Mediterranean herbs are long lived perennials which become shrubs, unlike the puny annuals I try to grow in a single short season back home in Colorado. This week and next, I’m in Portland … Continue reading spring in Provence
Pain d’épices is a traditional spice bread of various French origins (Alsace, Burgundy, Paris and notably made with Brittany dark buckwheat honey). Although naturally leavened in the past, modern versions are quick breads with some portion of whole grain flour, sweetened with honey and flavored with a wide variety of spices ranging from cardamom to … Continue reading a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, of sorts
Here in Colorado we’re finally swimming in peak summer produce, but it was a long time coming. Our early season was challenging at best and impossible at worst for local vegetable farmers to get a harvest to market. A cold wet spring stalled their plantings and then either stopped or slowed growth in the fields. In … Continue reading calabacitas
Oh dear, we just celebrated Independence Day aka 4th of July and I last posted late May! Okay, what’s my excuse? Some extended travel, community involvement, playing Grandma, an art class, lots of gardening and cooking, knitting projects, a few sick days. Gosh, how did I ever find time to work before retirement! 😉 The … Continue reading jump to summer!