Things and Stuff

Hi all. I just wanted to let you know that posting here is going to be very sparse. I am dealing with some personal issues and I don’t know how that’s going to affect my blogging. Stay Happy, Friends.

Stir Fry Veggies with Ginger Basil Dressing

Stir Fry Veggies with Ginger Basil Dressing

I got the inspiration for this dish when perusing Daisy Jane’s blog after being lead there by something or another on Pinterest (There’s a link to my Pinterest on the side bar, if you’re interested). I can’t quite remember why I was there initially, but this ginger-basil dressing that I found definitely wormed its way … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Frittata

Spaghetti Squash Frittata

Have you ever tried spaghetti squash? My first encounter with it was when I was a child (a very picky eater) and my parents sold it to me as actual spaghetti. Meanies! ;) Aside from that childhood experience I hadn’t had it again until last year. It’s not like other squash in texture, it has … Continue reading

Lentils

Lentils

Oh my goodness, guys! That was a longer break than anticipated, so I apologize for the radio silence. I’ve had quite a few things going on in my personal life, including a change of professional scenery and the beginning of a full time semester in graduate school. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, … Continue reading

Grilling Tips

Grilling Tips

It’s well into grilling season for most people. Here in AZ it’s been ridiculously hot. Today the high was 113! It gets to be good grilling weather in September and then again in April next year. How about you, have been using yours? Are you stumped about what to put on there besides hamburgers, hot … Continue reading

How is your relationship with food?

Food is such an integral part of life, and yet it is fraught with so many emotions. Some food can bring back childhood memories. Others are associated with healthy and vitality. Still other are associated with guilt and depression. The last option there seems to be such a big part of a dieter’s life. Having … Continue reading

Cucumber and Lemon Basil Lemonade

Cucumber and Lemon Basil Lemonade

Lemon Basil! I discovered this in my CSA box and was so pleased! It smells amazing and tastes great in salads and as a water enhancer. It was also a pleasing addition to this refreshing lemonade. The combination of cucumber and lemon basil in this drink makes it a grown up lemonade, and I wouldn’t … Continue reading

Creamy Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Baked Pasta

Oh, my friends. This dish is wonderful. It’s like fall in my house (even though it’s only July). I received a butternut squash in my box this week and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Make the Winter Squash Lasagna from Deborah Madison’s book Vegetarian Suppers. I had a bag of whole … Continue reading

Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

Great things happen in the kitchen when you are pushed outside of your normal little box! I’ve gotten heirloom tomatoes a few weeks in a row now in my Chow Locally CSA box. And, my friends, I must confess that I hate raw tomatoes! There’s just something about them I can’t stand. The seeds are … Continue reading