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Gardens, playdough, alphabet soup, and berry smoothies–Oh, the simple pleasures of childhood!

What a cold morning!  We spent a few moments outside, all bundled up, and eventually returned to the warmth of the house as our fingers felt icy.  We did, however, stay outside long enough to enjoy the cold burst of a cherry tomato straight from the vine.  Our garden looks very good, without much tending… Continue reading Gardens, playdough, alphabet soup, and berry smoothies–Oh, the simple pleasures of childhood!

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On the Food Truck Rally, a quick and yummy breakfast, and some tips for your garden.

Last night, we ate crispy Brussels sprouts in a balsamic vinaigrette and rice noodles fried on a hot griddle and loaded up with lots of carrots, juicy slices of mushroom, cilantro, crushed peanuts and beansprouts all at Lakeland’s Food Truck Rally downtown (thanks, Off The Griddle!).  Crowds of folks and their families gathered in Munn… Continue reading On the Food Truck Rally, a quick and yummy breakfast, and some tips for your garden.

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On green juice, cravings, bread, and lentil soup.

For the past several days my husband and I have been enjoying green juice for breakfast.  I have been following Daphne Oz’s recipe for “Glow Juice” from Relish.  Daphne calls for parsley, mint, kale, cucumber, apple, celery, and lemon.  The flavor of the drink changes slightly depending on the proportions of herbs you use and the juiciness of… Continue reading On green juice, cravings, bread, and lentil soup.

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On two-hour special marinara sauce, hazelnut chocolate, acai sorbet, & merlot.

One onion, 5 cloves of garlic, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of chili flakes, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 28oz crushed tomatoes, 28oz of whole peeled tomatoes, 1/4 cup dry white wine, 2 tablespoons of butter (or equivalent if you’re vegan like we are), 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1/2 bunch of basil, salt and pepper.  These humble… Continue reading On two-hour special marinara sauce, hazelnut chocolate, acai sorbet, & merlot.