2016 was a good year for me and cookbooks. I love them in general and have really started working towards utilizing more cookbooks and slightly less Pinterest into my cooking. I find that cookbooks, besides being beautiful, are a really good source of techniques and food science. These are the cookbooks I read in 2016.… Continue reading My 2016 Cookbook reading list
Tomatoes, tomatoes, as far as the eye can see. Our CSA has been giving us a ton of tomatoes and since I am not a fan, this left Z. to eat all of them. Needless to say, that wasn't happening! I needed to come up with a way to use a large number of tomatoes… Continue reading Roast tomato Pasta Sauce – from Scratch!
One of my favorite traditions with my husband is breakfast together. Yummy meal, Sunday paper, and a fresh pot of coffee makes for some happy Purols. Our favorite gift to give newly married couples are to share with them one of our favorite traditions is to share with them our favorite traditions. Even if breakfast… Continue reading Wedding Breakfast Basket
Z. and I have been receiving our CSA produce for most of the summer now so I thought it was time to review how we like it. The results are... mixed. Let's review what we love and don't love about it. What We Love: We get to try all sorts of new vegetables. Garlic scapes,… Continue reading CSA review
The beet may be up there with Brussel sprouts for least loved veggie. I am a firm believer that there is way to prepare every veggie to be delicious. The key and hard part is finding that preparation method. Beets are one of those veggies that was a mystery to me. All I had… Continue reading Cause I’m all about that beet!
Nom, nom, nom. That's all you need to know about this recipe. I love pineapple, but it always had too much acidity for me. So I started baking it to help cut back on the fruit acids. Then, I thought why not make it spicy?!? This simple recipe takes 30 minutes and is the easiest, cheapest… Continue reading Sriracha Pineapple
Z. and I signed up for our first CSA and we should get our first shipment this month!! For those of you who are unfamiliar with CSAs, it stands for Community Supported agriculture and usually means that you (the consumer) pairs with one or more local farms, you pledging a certain amount of money and… Continue reading Exciting (Food) News!
I'm sure you guys will be shocked to find that I have a whole section of my podcasts just devoted to food and nutrition. I need to eat for a living, folks. Gastropod – tied for my favorite food podcast. Very, very in depth about random issues but so fascinating. Start with their issue on… Continue reading Food Podcasts
This past week I have been trying out the Bon Appetit Food Lover’s Cleanse cookbook. A couple times a year, I check out a new cookbook from the library and work my way through a decent number of the recipes, in an attempt to see if that cookbook is something I can see myself adding… Continue reading Grocery Challenge 2.2
I finished our first $200 grocery challenge and my end conclusion? It was hard. Much harder than I expected and I am glad we did it. We are going to do it again next month, only with cutting our entertainment budget (which includes our dining out budget) down to $200 as well. Overall, I would… Continue reading Food Challenge: Reflections and Lessons Learned