Tag Archives: unprocessed food

Basics: Pesto

Nothing says “summer” like a huge batch of basil pesto. The stuff you buy at the store can’t hold a candle to the real deal, and it couldn’t be easier! As you can see, I am just swimming in basil. So I pruned down my bushes, gave it a quick bath and spin-dry, and crammed […]

Blueberry Cornbread

You know it’s a good weekend when on Saturday, you pick several pounds of blueberries and sweet cherries and on Sunday, you PR in a 5K. Well, I had a great weekend, because I did both of those things and also made a pretty amazing dinner tonight. Ususally on Sundays, we go over to Scott’s […]

Strawberry Ice Cream

The first day of summer is tomorrow, the days are at their longest and will soon be at their hottest. I don’t know about you, but I am so. Freakin’. Excited. Summer is a time of pools, impromptu road trips, and cold beers. Sweating like crazy but sitting outside anyway, feeling your shoulders and cheeks […]

Tis the season

…For farmers’ markets, that is! Our community farmers’ market is back for the summer! Today I picked up some yellow and green squash, garlic, garlic scapes, and a sage plant (mine was decimated by the recent storms…and this one is much bigger and ready to use). I can’t wait for many happy returns this summer, […]

I love a good salad

I love a good salad. I really do. Most people think salads are for dieters, but I think a crisp, clean, fresh salad is one of the most versatile meals you can make for yourself, and a great way to use up whatever you have. Tonight, I had to use up bacon. Oh yes. I […]

Not All Processed Foods are Created Equal

I found this article this morning and it really hit home for me. Livestrong.com: Know thy Enemy: Processed Foods It’s so easy to fall under the sway of the idea that ALL processed foods are bad. Perhaps sometimes I use the phrase a bit too freely. Because honestly, there are lots of processed foods I […]

Good, Better, Best

It’s chaos in my kitchen right now — the reno work is underway, and I didn’t have any time for grocery shopping last weekend, so we are scraping the bottom of the barrel at home. Okay, that’s not totally true. We have plenty of leftovers, frozen stuff, canned goods….just nothing sexy for me to whip up […]

Couscous Salad

Couscous: The pasta so nice they named it twice! I’m honestly not a huge pasta fan. I don’t crave it the way many other people do. While I’m almost always happy eating it, it’s not something I seek out, and I almost never order it at a restaurant (well, except maybe when mac and cheese […]

Basics: Yogurt

I used to think the only people who made their own yogurt were crazy hippies. Well, now I wonder why everyone doesn’t make their own. Frankly, I got tired of paying $1+ for a 6oz container of Chobani. While delicious and convenient, there had to be a better way. And after reading Make the Bread, […]

Book Review: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese (of Tipsy Baker), 2011 This is the book I have been waiting for my. Whole. Life. I know my previous two book reviews were about all the terrible food out there any why you should never ever ever eat any of those processed nightmares the Big […]

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