What do I do with….?

The adventure of a csa is that you will get vegetables or fruit that you don’t normally buy. Oh yes, I got carrots in the box this week,  but I also got beets. I have horrible memories of beets from my childhood so it’s not something I’m going to buy. I’m not sure if mom…

My new drink of choice

As I’ve mentioned to nearly everyone, even complete strangers, I’ve given up alcohol for Lent. No, I am not Catholic. Yes, if you want to hang out with me it’s annoying. No, I do not mind if you have a drink.  Since I know that Friday early-evening is when I would normally have a glass…

Stuffed peppers

On monday I found myself with some time on my hands, and it was a beautiful spring day, so of course I…cleaned out my refrigerator and pantry. (Note: I am the most boring person in the world.) Turns out being boring and organized comes in handy. I had planned on stuffed peppers for dinner tonight…

Red Lentil Soup with Chicken and Turnips

In an attempt to eat more vegetables and be a tad more creative about what vegetables we eat (green beans…again!?) we’e joined a csa. We had belonged to one years ago, and did quite well with it, but gradually we used less and less. We thought long and hard about, penciled out the cost-benefit stats,…

Needs a cool name

It’s still winter in most of the country, but the weather forecast for the coming week where I live is sunny and high 60’s-low 70’s. Please note: that’s not bragging, as you probably have enough water, which we don’t around here. We spent last weekend cleaning up the back yard and making it useable again,…

Inspiration

Sometimes you go out to a restaurant because you’re too tired to cook (or there’s no food in the house). Sometimes for a special occasion. And sometimes you go to be inspired. Inspiration comes from different places and in different forms. Here are a few of my favorites. Waterboy Eating at Waterboy is a lesson in…

Andouille and Chicken Jambalaya

While this would be the perfect dish for Fat Tuesday, I didn’t make this tonight. This is what we had on Super Bowl Sunday. For the past couple of years I’ve made either this or Gumbo for the Super Bowl.   Oh, I don’t make it for a  party. When at all possible I completely ignore…

“Cheese should be a conversation”

I got to take a class on cheese this week – yes, an entire 2 hour class just on cheese. I like cheese. I eat cheese quite a bit. But I didn’t really know anything about it except for what I like and don’t like. (Manchego good, blue cheese bad!) This class delved into how…

Whole 30

I’ve been inviting some friends to write for onaisle6 and I’d like to introduce you to my friend (and cousin) Jess.  She’s who I want to be when I grow up! I knew she was doing Whole 30 and I wanted to hear a little about it. My name is Jess and I have been…

The great vegetarian experiment, part 3.

And we come to the close of the great vegetarian experiment of 2016 with the final recipe of the week – Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers. Now, as a general rule I try to avoid any recipe that uses the word healthy in the title. I love healthy recipes, but I’m highly…