From Backyard Garden to Plate – Broccoli

Thanks SO MUCH to Northern Monkey Girl for this comment on my last gardening post: Hey, about the broccoli, it sounds like you have the sprouting broccoli type rather than the calabrese? The calabrese is the one that forms one big head. The sprouting has become more fashionable over here recently, you just take several

The Melon

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and bought a great-looking ripe, heavy (so theoretically juicy) cantaloupe. Wednesday I cut it in half and ate half of it. Thursday I cut up the other half and put it in my lunchbox to take to work with me. Me to husband, “I’m sorry I ate the whole

19 Weeks Pregnant and Happy Valentine’s Day

I guess I should’ve done something cute like dress in pink and hold a giant heart or something, but today it’s blue and just me. This is a fun project so far and it’s really making me reflect on THIS WEEK versus letting the whole “journey” blur together – I like that. About the banana

Yesterday was AWESOME – CSA, grass-fed beef, yummy dinner, and a surprise

Yesterday was just a great day overall. I went to work in the morning and had a nice time with the kiddos, and when I came home this was waiting for me on my doorstep: Notice I couldn’t even wait to dig in. Those green onions went into the savory vegetable pancakes I posted about

Hanford, CA CSA  – Week 1

Look at what I got yesterday! My very first CSA basket from Family Farm Fresh. It was very exciting to open it! They deliver to Hanford each Tuesday, and bring the basket full of produce from local farmers right to your front door. It comes like this, with a newsletter clipped to it. In the

Jan 07 2010
Food! I miss you!

Have any of you self-proclaimed Foodies experienced a prolonged loss of appetite? Either due to an illness or maybe as a side effect of a medication you were taking or… because of pregnancy? Let me tell you, this is weirding me out. Since May of 2007 I’ve been blogging, sharing my recipes and domestic endeavors

One of those Rainy Mississippi Days

Lately here in Meridian, we’ve been having muggy mornings followed by afternoon thunderstorms. As much as it would be nice to have less humidity in the air, I do love the thunderstorms. Today, I decided to take advantage of the rainy weather by puttering around in the kitchen doing a few experiments and a bit

Watermelon from our Garden

We planted watermelons this year. Cute little ones that only get about 6 inches in diameter. So far our plant has only made 2. The first one? We picked it way too early. It’s impossible to tell when they’re ready! It had stayed the same size forever, was very heavy (so very juicy), so I

I’m a Finalist! WOO HOO! Please vote for me!

I’m a finalist in a contest over at Mark’s Daily Apple… the concept was to poke fun at conventional wisdom (for food/fitness/lifestyle) by using a clever post-it note. Here’s my submission: I think I had a clever concept and great photo… AND I prefer the real post-it photos to the photoshopped ones (seems they take

First Squash from our Garden

Our garden LOOKS impressive at this point. Our neighbors comment about how jealous they are that our garden is doing so well. By this they mean that they see lots of green leaves. I keep telling them I have no idea what I’m doing, and that it really isn’t doing THAT well… You see, we’re

Life happens.

So I haven’t posted in a while. Life happens. I finished up the school year with my preschoolers; went to South Carolina for my oldest friend’s wedding (I don’t mean she’s old. I mean I think out of the people I consider “current” friends, I’ve been friends with her the longest. haha); started cleaning up

Mmm… so THIS is Healthy Eating

This is one of our recent grocery shopping trips’ hauls. Note all the produce.. pears, baby carrots, bell peppers, apples, lettuce, spinach, grape tomatoes, asparagus, avocado… probably some more that’s hidden in there. So delicious! I can’t wait until our garden is giving us enough produce to replace a significant part of our usual grocery

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