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Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

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, […]

Mandoline

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I’d like to take this moment to proclaim my love for my new mandoline.  I mean really, even though this is a horrible picture, you can see how beautiful those onion slices are.

Ranch dip or dressing

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

This recipe is courtesy my besti who can be found blogging here. Add: 2 tbsp dried minced onions 3 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp garlic powder To about 3 cups of sour cream for dip, or 1.5 cup mayo + 1.5 cup buttermilk or sour cream for dressing. Mix and chill for a couple […]

Seven Things: to cook with all the wonderful late summer fruits and veggies

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Fiance and I have a half farm share this year, which means that every 2 weeks we get to pick up a box of veggies from a local (about an hour and a half away) farm.  Having such fresh produce has been wonderful.  Every other friday I excitedly wait for the list of veggies we’ll […]

Kachumbali

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Yesterday, Fiance and I celebrated the Fourth of July with a Tanzanian favorite, Kachumbali (or Kachumbari). Kachumbali is a very simple salad that is all kinds of delicious.  It is made up of red onions, tomatoes and salt in its most basic form, and can also include cucumbers, green peppers (not my favorite addition, but […]

Seven Things: New foods I tried this year

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Some of these are actual fruits and veggies that I had never had before, and others are dishes that I ate for the first time this year. 7. Farro:  I’ll start with the most recent.  I randomly read about this grain months ago, probably on some blog, because that’s usually where I read about food. […]

enjoying the autumn colors

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A couple weekends ago, one of my besties came out for a mini autumn vacay. Let me tell you, Michigan is so beautiful during the fall.  The only thing that would make it a more picturesque season is if there were a couple thousand lakes around. Boyfriend’s uncles accused me of being a huanted house […]

A Good Egg

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Confession:  Until yesterday, I had never poached an egg before. I know, this is so wrong for a number of reasons.a) I love eggs in every form, including poached.b) Eggs Benedict might be the only reason on earth that I’d ever eat ham.c) I’ve cooked way more complicated foods from scratch, caramels, a salted chocolate […]

this month is all about the food

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

July has been a big food and cooking month for me. Aside from hitting up the farmers’ market down the road every Saturday and Wednesday, I also have been frequenting Zingerman’s deli and bakery for fresh bread and cheese, and paid a visit to Detroit’s Eastern Market last weekend.  So much is in season right […]