If you have a school-age child, you are likely doing much to help them succeed. You read with them, double check their homework, and offer emotional support. You attend parent-teacher conferences and review grades and test scores. You don’t want your child to just “pass” to the next grade. You want your child to excel […]
I thought it was inevitable.
Type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease. Hypertension. Stroke. Cancer.
Chronic diseases and conditions like these are prevalent, affecting so many people that we know and love.
I thought it was just a part of life. Developing a chronic disease of some kind as I aged was highly likely, and there wasn’t much I could […]
I planted onions for the first time this spring. Over the weeks I watched the bulbs grow into creamy white globes topped by long, green shoots. When the tops fell over (literally, they fall down) I pulled them up, rinsed them off and set them on my patio table to dry in the hot summer […]
What happens when you combine white wine, garlic, olive oil, feta, spinach and herbs with a thick and meaty portobello mushroom cap and a really hot grill pan?
A super-fast and delicious light summer dinner!
You may have seen mushroom caps topped with spinach and cheese, under plastic wrap in the “ready to cook” section of the […]
After a couple of weeks of cool, rainy weather, including a night below freezing, I ventured around to the side yard where my onions and radishes are planted.
Yowza! My self-watering planters were bursting with nearly overgrown English Breakfast radishes.
I pulled up a dozen or more, and brought them inside. These blushing beauties were the first […]
I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it.
Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection. A new food love was born!
Each spring I start my kitchen garden by planting some culinary herbs. It’s enjoyable work, out on the back deck with the warm spring sun on my back.
I pull the remnants of last season’s dead plants from the pots, add some organic fertilizer and mix it around with a hand trowel. Then I pull the […]
My favorite way to bring fresh, pastured eggs to the dinner table is in a delicate Italian frittata.
Basically a slowly cooked, open-faced omelet, variations on the frittata are endless. Got some random leftover vegetables, cheeses, herbs or even pasta? Add some eggs and you have the makings of a delicious and quick dinner.
This recipe starts […]
Recently I attended a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) event at Left Hand Brewing Co. here in Longmont, CO. (Yes, at a brewery, more on that later.)
Participating in a CSA program is the best way to get the freshest seasonal food. The local farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. In exchange, […]
This recipe is the happy result of rummaging through leftovers in the fridge on a hunt for lunch.
It started with some yummy cubes of pan-seared garlic tofu that I didn’t want to waste. I found the recipe in the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon. It’s pretty straightforward. Just […]