One of my all time favorite fruits is the fig. It’s true, dried figs are available throughout the year, but there is nothing like the lusciously sweet taste and unique texture of fresh figs. I can get dried figs any time I feel the urge, but to find fresh figs is a true treat. So … Continue reading Figs: My New Obsession
I first stumbled across a Chocolate Beet Cake recipe when I was invited to a Dexter premier party. We were all asked to bring a red food to fit the blood theme of the party. What food did I immediately think of...beets! The problem is, not everyone likes beets as much as I do, and … Continue reading A Cake That Can’t Be “Beet”
One of the best things about my CSA, besides all the super fresh organic produce, is the challenge each new week of food presents. Often I find I am confronted with totally new vegetables, or an absolute abundance. This week, it was basil. We got more fresh basil than I have ever seen in my … Continue reading Presto Pesto
What do you do with a jar full of granola and 3 lbs of perfectly ripe peaches from the CSA? Um, make peach cobbler, of course! We had kind of a tough time finishing our peaches from the CSA last week. Many of them over ripened quickly, so I put them in the fridge to … Continue reading Peach Cobbler
A few nights ago I dreamed I ate a very large bowl of cereal. But, it wasn’t just any cereal, it was one of the foods I had the hardest time breaking up with when I began to eat a cleaner diet. My ex...Kashi Go Lean Crunch. You know, the cereal that boasts it contains … Continue reading I Want Cereal!
Ok, so I really didn’t eat a donut. Thought you had me there for a second, huh? But, what I ate tasted even better. This week I was treated to a sweet, juicy, delicious (and distinctly donut-shaped) variety of peach called the Saturn peach. These little babies can be tricky to find, but boy are … Continue reading I Ate A Donut!
When I finished reading this article, originally written for Women's Health Magazine, I wished I was getting married again so I could put this kitchen gadget on my registry. First, let me confess...I have a serious weak spot for ice cream. For many years, mostly during my childhood, my day was not complete without a … Continue reading Healthy Ice Cream???
Funny? Yes. True? Yes. I’m sure many of you can attest to the presence of the Hangry Monster in your own lives...a friend, your significant other, your children, the person staring back at you in the mirror... But is this normal? No. We most often experience Hangry when our blood sugar drops rapidly, also known … Continue reading The Hangry Monster
When I went home to visit my parents last weekend I found there was a little something different on the produce table at the grocery store. To celebrate Father’s Day we decided to have a little family cook out. Not knowing what everyone wanted, and not wanting to do the shopping alone, my mother waited … Continue reading Meet the Casaba Melon
When I see gaggles of school aged children wandering aimlessly down my street in the middle of the day, it can only mean one thing. School’s out, summer is officially here, and the season of the backyard barbecue has begun. Usually, I love to bring giant green salads (like this one) or meat for grilling … Continue reading Baked A Cake and Ate It, Too