I don’t mind sharing my food with critters traveling through the yard. The birds eat some of the berries. I’ve let the deer have all of the white pattypans at the top of the garden as long as they leave the green ones in the middle for me. It’s when the groundhog decides to take [...]
Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’
The fire roars in the wood-burning stove as the first real snowstorm of 2012 begins. I’m settled into my chair, thinking about parsnips. I’m thinking (in all honesty) about how I don’t like them. I eat most things non-meat, it’s true. But each year I manage to carefully avoid a few root vegetables. As I [...]
$35: one week of healthy food. I thought, surely a person could try this experiment while eating healthy, local, and organic. No processed foods, no problem. Sure, I thought again—just a bit doubtful. I like a challenge.
I’d already ordered a half pound of Cabrales at Pittsburgh’s Penn Mac deli when I asked the nice counterperson to recommend the best cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. I think my cheese cred, established by selecting a smelly gooey bleu, pushed her beyond suggestiong cheddar to the magnificent, seasonal Beemster Graskaas.
Every March, as close to St. Patrick’s Day as I can get, I plant the peas in my backyard garden. Some years I scratch away snow and shove the round green peas into the stiff ground, not optimistic about their future. Other years, I’m in a T-shirt and it’s a luscious spring day. In Western [...]
This post is the first installment in a new series: Artists Eat (at my house) where artists come to my house to eat, and then share some of their art, posted here along with a recipe. I think it will be fun and creative and tasty. Or, that’s the idea. E2 and Lemon Tart E2 [...]
It’s amazing how much happiness one apple can bring a household. There had been 6 apples, and in our house, this final piece of fruit would normally sit there until eternity sent it to the compost bin. Not sure why the final apple, the final anything, gets ignored around here. But the Braeburn that tottered [...]
Omelets. When I talk about omelets, I call them “nice.” I ask my husband, “Would you like a nice omelet for lunch?” Or, “Why don’t we have a nice omelet with that leftover curry?” I’m not sure what led to my friendly assumption about this food, but it holds up. A good omelet is so [...]
I am an oatmeal-focused person. I eat it daily and make it from scratch in a pan with milk and oats and then all kinds of tasty things thrown in, depending on my mood: walnuts, bananas, dried cherries, crystallized ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup. Last summer, I started making granola at the start of each [...]