Category: Playing With My Food

Week in Pictures

A nice sunny November day meant a chance to wander around the backyard garden and pay attention to the last bits of color. Clockwise from top left: our beautyberry bush is in full beauty mode; our new orange cigar plant (bat faced cuphea) planted this year is still in bloom; the honeybees were taking a few runs in the sunshine…

Week in Pictures

My honey’s birthday on Sunday was all about celebrating love…and GREAT food! With his growing interest in learning the art of charcuterie, I gave him a mini-library of great books (presenting one each day up until his birthday) that give four perspectives of beautifully, respectfully, sustainably and deliciously honoring everything Pig. And for the piece de resistance? A French canvas…

The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 27

My Favorite Recipe Well I don’t think I’ve yet shared this so here’s my most eye-closing “mmmm!” dish in my world that I make…now only happening once a year with it’s tremendously high fat content!! And in honestly…it’s not worth it cutting corners on fat. So this is one that vegans just can’t enjoy the same – my reentry back…

The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 12

What’s in My Fridge? Beverages: unsweetened Silk “light” almond milk, organic apple cider, organic eggnog. Fruits & Veg: chopped onions, portabello mushrooms, organic spinach, home-canned peaches Condiments: homemade salsa, relish, jam, jelly, pesto, pickles, hot sauce; bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard, vinegars, GF tamari soy sauce. Meats: cubed ham from New Seasons ready to go for a ham & cheese mac…

EcoGrrl-icious

Happy November! After a half awesome (Democrat representation from Oregon, legalization of marijuana and prevention of a “top two” primary), half disgusting (Republican takeover including the evil that is Mitch McConnell, insanely narrow margin of defeat on our GMO labeling measure) election, it’s back to real life with new client work keeping me busy, and the cooking of lovely warming…