A few days ago I saw this recipe on my friend Lauren’s blog and immediately was craving them. I finally got around to making them tonight with my sister-in-law Natalie and we were very pleased with the results. I really liked that they weren’t overly sweet, and the ginger gave them a really unique and delicious aspect. I think that it’s the perfect cookie to accompany tea, good friends and good conversation. Thanks, Lauren!:)
August 31st, 2010 § 3
August 28th, 2010 § 4
I really love kale.
1) For it’s versatility. Like many other leafy greens, you can eat it raw, saute it, boil it, throw it in mashed potatos, add it to a souffle…the list goes on.
2) For it’s value. It’s super inexpensive! I do love spinach, but it’s much pricier.
3) It keeps extremely well! I’ve been getting a bunch of it every couple of weeks and it lasts and lasts. I’ve yet to have it get gross and wilty on me. (like spinach!)
Now, I realize that there are alot of people out there that do not share my passion for kale, which is why I’m sharing this recipe with you. I think that kale lovers and haters alike can appreciate this simple tasty snack! Honestly, if you add enough salt, parm and olive oil to anything it’s going to have to taste good. (not that i’m encouraging that;)) » Read the rest of this entry «
August 25th, 2010 § 2
I really need to go grocery shopping. I looked into my fridge today trying to figure out what I could make with the slim-pickings that I had left….among some random items scattered around my empty refrigerator, I spotted some pancetta leftover from making lasagna with Lauren, half a block of parmesan cheese, 1 egg and about a cup’s worth of milk left in the bottom of the carton. I remembered seeing this recipe and thinking it looked pretty easy, so I went for it. Both Clif and I were pleased with the results and with how simple it was! I added some frozen peas in when I was boiling the pasta and I like how it added a nice spash of color to the dish. This makes for a super quick and tasty one-dish meal. » Read the rest of this entry «
August 17th, 2010 § 6
I recently borrowed the cookbook “Simply in Season” from my sister and was excited to see so many delicious recipes inside! The book goes through the four seasons and has recipes that are specifically targeted towards using fruits and vegetables that are in season. I love this idea since I try and get as much of my produce as possible at a local market, and of course they only carry what is currently growing in the area. Besides, don’t fruits and veggies taste their absolute best when they’re grown in their natural environment?
Since I had a block of goat cheese left over from making the Avo Melt, Lauren and I decided to make this recipe using goat cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil, to name a few. And ohhhh what a delicious combination it was. We enjoyed it as a Sunday brunch with fresh fruit and sauted kale, but like it says in the book, I think it would make a perfect dish to bring to a potluck or picnic.:) » Read the rest of this entry «
August 15th, 2010 § 0
First off, I am officially the worst blogger ever. I apologize for the recent posting drought. Unfortunately for me, I have no excuses. I hope that you won’t lose faith in me forever.
Hopefully I can make it up to you by introducing you to this deeelicious sandwich. Clif and I recently had lunch at City Bakery in downtown Asheville, NC and Clif ordered this. It’s a combination of avacado, tomato, fresh basil, spinach & goat cheese. We both immediately fell in love with it. I don’t recall what kind of bread they put the sandwich on, but I really think this combo of ingredients would be amazing on most any bread. I picked up a loaf of ciabatta at a local bakery and I think all were pleased with the results. Hope you enjoy this as much as we did! » Read the rest of this entry «