Yesterday I cooked my first steak. I brought home a single rib eye from Publix with a bit of apprehension, because although I had a craving for the stuff I was most definitely entering new territory when it came to cooking it. Fortunately, my dad passed along a technique that my brother shared with him… Continue reading More firsts in the kitchen
I’m sitting at the dining table in front of a vase filled with the loveliest yellow sunflowers and soft purple tulips. I bought them yesterday because our Spring break ended this weekend, and I wanted to usher in the busy new week with something beautiful that would slow us down for a few moments and… Continue reading Before dinner musings
We have been enjoying a lot of colorful meals lately. Flecks of green and red find their way into our salads and even our pancakes, in the form of cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, scallions, and red bell pepper. Sometimes, even an inky black will present itself, such as in the hot, crushed peppercorn sauce that dribbled… Continue reading A festive meal for a Monday
Recently I came across a wonderfully colorful recipe for Rainbow Bowls on the Yummy Mummy Kitchen blog. The meal is an attempt to get as much fresh produce plated as possible. Vibrant, healthy, and the perfect light meal for a summer evening, Rainbow Bowls are also highly customizable and are as much a reflection of the… Continue reading Summer in a bowl
My daughter is still asleep and I’m sitting in the rocking chair in our room sneaking in a post before the morning begins. Today, as yesterday, we will eat breakfast together before we bundle up and head out for the neighborhood park. We will greet the dogs that bark and sniff us genially as we… Continue reading on morning walks, the comforts of Colcannon, lemongrass tea and lentil soup.
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.
I woke up from a beautiful dream in which I was in a pond or cove waiting for my husband; we were about to be married. I remember the water vividly — an all encompassing blue that brought about such a real sense of peace and happiness. My in-laws were with me, and I recall… Continue reading a day well lived
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.
Late this afternoon my daughter and I ventured out into the blustery cool on a quest to find the perfect hot cup of coffee to lift me out of near hibernation. Allow me to indulge myself in a few side stories before I continue. 1. I am friends with an elderly Italian woman who makes a delicious cup of… Continue reading on a quest for coffee on a cold day, we find friends, Briefly.