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Special Shortbread for my Allergies!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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These turned out on the first try! Now to find my notes so I can write up the recipe.

Last night’s Winter Salad.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Right now, it’s not a great time of year to get “normal” salad greens.  However, we are really enjoying the bounty of winter produce these days. Cabbage and root vegetables are easy to get and affordable this time of year. Sometimes I roast an assortment of root veggies.

Here I used sliced cabbage, grated carrot, olive oil, and gomasio (toasted sesame seeds crushed with sea salt). This time I squeezed lime juice on it. Sometimes I add sunflower seeds, hemp seed hearts or pumpkin seeds.
Side note: I sliced the cabbage with the spiralizer gizmo my brother and sis-in-love gave me recently. I was a skeptic, but I’m now a convert. Just for slicing onions in seconds flat, I’d keep the thing (which is bulky). Slicing onions perfectly evenly makes it really easy to caramelize them, which I do often (I’m allergic to garlic, but onions are my dear friends).

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My kind of Diner, in My Neighborhood!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

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 I am a big tea drinker. I’m not exactly snobbish about it but I don’t like flavored and perfumed tease. I like tea leaves, period.
 I went to the neighborhood diner (well, one of them), and they surprised me with two types of very nice tea. I will be back.

What I made with a veggie Brian brought home

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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Brian brought home some odd little round veggies the other day. I asked Instagram and Facebook what they were. The answer was Thai eggplant.
A friend said they often cut almost all the way through the veggie in about 1/4″ (1 cm) slices and that if you then cook them in a curry, they can fan apart when they soften.
I ended up making an Indian-inspired tomato-based curry. I cooked it in the crockpot so it cooked past the “fanned out” phase and into the falling apart phase. I love eggplant, so this was very pleasant. If I were to do it again, though, I would have added a few more veggies (maybe carrots) and maybe some chickpeas/garbanzos.
Brian’s good for me. He’ll try new things where I might not. I appreciate him.
We’ll try the Thai eggplant again. Yay!

Fast & Yummy Healthy dessert/ Snack

Sunday, January 10th, 2016
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My gourmet dessert – unsweetened applesauce w/ raw sunflower seeds + unsweet coconut.

Is this a kind of #eggplant?

Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Asia’s Finest is fine indeed.

Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Still able to harvest some wilty herbs (oregano/parsley) in the dark winter

Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Eggs from Brenda’s city chickens!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Smooth, dark, not bitter at all. Lightly salted/ perfect chocolate

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
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Hoppin’ John for New Years Day. A southern US tradition

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Making my favorite pancake recipe

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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First teatime of 2016. My Word Of The Year is Flow

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Home from the dance early. This is the kind of bubbly we go with.

Friday, January 1st, 2016
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