'food' Archive

Going on in May

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Oh hi, old blog. I’m so very far behind on updating you. I have all sorts of garden progress photos to share and what not. But here’s what we did in May.   enjoying husby’s well earned week of vacation hiking through a nearby state park. We went to forage for morels, and while we […]

A midsummer strawberry and kale salad

Friday, July 18th, 2014

We’ve been very busy in the macnamania household with family visiting, project working, and just general adjustment to life with a first year resident. At the end of the past few days I think all three of us have been exhausted. But we’re getting by pretty well, and doing our best to enjoy the summer. […]

Growing Fruit Trees From Seed

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Husby and I have this dream where someday we have an orchard full of fruit trees. In our wildest orchard dreams we also have a greenhouse orchard with tropical fruit trees as well. I mean really, delicious fruit and natural carbon sequestration? What could be better? Because we try to live life in the now, […]

Gluten free and the holidays

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

This is my first holiday season being gluten free.  Most of the time I have no problem eating gluten free, I love so many foods that are naturally GF that I don’t really have to think about it most of the time. And I’ve adjusted my shopping habits where necessary – GF pasta for the […]

a short list of reasons I love autumn

Friday, October 11th, 2013

1. Layers, sweaters, vests, and boots. And blankets on the bed. 2. Corn mazes. 3. Apple cider, even if none of the cider mills have a gluten free donut option for dipping into the cider. Yet. 4. My renewed desire to bake – and starting a gluten free sour dough starter.

gluten intolerant

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Let’s go back to sometime last fall. At least once a week I was feeling ill when it came to digestion. I was beginning to suspect it might be something in my diet, and even spent a week following an elimination diet (no dairy, no grains, no legumes, no sugar, no fruit) to see if […]

Easter Brunch ’13

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Husby and I hosted Easter brunch for the second time this year. Menu features: French toast bake (from Pioneer Woman) Fingerling, leak, and mushroom fritata bangers bacon fresh berries Irish soda bread (supplied by my MIL) Chopped “Garbage” salad (supplied by my Aunt-IL) Bloody Mary bar, featuring homemade cucumber, mushroom, and asparagus pickles, and my […]

Seven Things: Eat your kale

Friday, November 9th, 2012

About a bazillion years ago I was talking to my mom and mentioned how kale was a relatively new food for me – I had never even heard of it before 2009, and then I think it took about a year before I actually tried it. Now it is a staple in our house. Anyway, […]

not a seven things post

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Dear friends, I know it is past the 7th of the month, and I therefore owe you a seven things post. This is not it. But this is important. If you find yourself with a surplus of cherry/grape/plum/pear tomatoes right now or in the coming weeks. Make this. And then, spread it on ALL THE […]

some quick thoughts on summer harvest

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

1. Yesterday I realized it was the middle of July and I had yet to eat a peach or a nectarine. I have been so focused on eating all the cherries that I was missing two integral July fruits. This has already been rectified by a trip to Eastern Market this morning. 2. At Eastern […]