June 24, 2010

It's Baked Bean Month

It is not surprising to find out that July is Baked Bean Month. After all, baked beans have been a staple of potlucks forever and Independence Day is the quintessential representation of our friend the potluck. There are so many different kinds of baked beans that you can make. I felt it my duty to… Read more

June 22, 2010

TTR – Beets

Today’s focus is on BEETS. Now now! Don’t turn your nose up! There’s way more to beets that the purple gushy sliced things you see decorating salad bars all of over America. We’re talking fresh beets, the kind that are in season RIGHT now! Beets are amazingly healthy; they tell you that all by themselves… Read more

June 18, 2010


What is it you ask? It’s a root veggie, much like a turnip. In fact, kohlrabi means ‘cabbage turnip’ in German apparently. The flavor is much like a broccoli stalk and well, let’s just say they’re delicious and abundant right now! So now that my CSA basket has 4 of them in there, I need… Read more

June 15, 2010

TTR – Thyme

Tips, Tricks & a Recipe – THYME Thyme is one of those ubiquitous spices that everyone seems to have hanging out in their spice cabinets. What you need to know about thyme is that it is not just a spice that sets stews, soups and a whole slew of different foods apart; it’s good for… Read more

June 10, 2010

Blessed Responsibility

There are times when you cannot help but feel disheartened when you read what’s happening at home and in the rest of the world. It’s times like this when we need to keep our home fires burning, regardless of what is going on. The one place where we do have some control is in our… Read more

June 4, 2010

Green Smoothies

Arguably one of the most healthy drinks you can make is an organic green smoothie. A virtual green meal in a glass (if you add protein powder), green smoothies are simple to make, taste great, and pack a huge veggie punch.  If you find it hard to get your daily intake of veggies, this is… Read more

June 1, 2010


Today’s focus is on SHRIMP. I love me some shrimp! Low in calories, low in fat and big on flavor, shrimp is fabulous on the barby, great in salads and makes a magnificent chowder. These babies are also highly nutritious and easy to prepare. High in protein, omega three fatty acids and selenium, shrimp can… Read more

May 28, 2010

Menu Plan for Pete’s Sake!

When you choose to not plan, you choose to live in an unprepared state. Think about what that means for a minute. Being unprepared means chaos, confusion and regret. Living life in a state of perpetual unpreparedness is highly stressful. Why do we do this to ourselves? In the kitchen and in the food department… Read more

May 27, 2010

Make My Salad A Meal

Often thought of as a side dish, salads can make tasty, energizing meals. Added bonus: they’re quick and easy. We have all heard the horror stories of 1500 calorie salads—you need to be cautious about the toppings, but aside from that, you can let your imagination run wild. Remember that there are many types of… Read more

May 25, 2010

TTR – Almond Milk

You’re probably wondering what exactly almond milk is.  I bet you didn’t know you could even milk an almond! Well you really can’t but you can make a delicious healthy “milk” to be used to drink, or it can be used in recipes calling for milk. Image via Wikipedia You can buy prepared almond milk… Read more