It’s almost over. Summer. This season has some of my favorite food memories and associations, like corn on the cob. It’s a classic. Who doesn’t love unwrapping a foil-covered cob that’s fresh off the grill? Think about the sweet kernels popping as you sink your teeth into them and the remnants of corn left framing your mouth afterward. Then, there are the tiny bits that
Happy New Year!! In the South it’s tradition to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck in the coming year. You could also eat collards, chitterlings, throw salt over your shoulders or make sure a man is the first person to cross your threshold, AND that there are no dirty clothes in the house. I know, that’s a lot and
Yes. These are brussel sprouts. I know, I know… But, don’t they look yummy? Brussels don’t have the best reputation and I may or may not remember gagging on them as a child, but I’m older now and more open minded. Recently, I tried them again. I was out of town with a foodie friend and all of her friends were raving about the brussel sprout
Summer = Mexican food + Margaritas. It’s been a lovely summer. I’ve enjoyed a few road trips, lots of tacos, and quesadillas, melted cheese and rice & beans. But who can eat Mexican without some essential condiments? Salsa, Pico de Gallo and my favorite is guacamole. Avocados are so cool and creamy. Before the season changes again, I beseech you, make some guacamole.
The sunshine and cool breeze have me mesmerized so I’ve been spending a lot of time out in the yard under my gazebo eating ice cream. This outdoor living is a huge accomplishment in itself. It took a lot of sweat and elbow grease to get the yard together, but I did it and now I’m loving it. Being out there has me thinking it’s prime time for
I’m not sure how to tell you about this fruit-filled meal I made last night. I’ll start by admitting these are not LiD originals. They are adaptations from my USPCA recipe books. But don’t fret, you can definitely try these at home. They’re simple, but flavor packed. There’s an element of fun involved as well when you eat something called couscous. My 4-year-old held a
Whew! The veggie dishes have me feeling brand new. I’m still eating meat and otherness, but the extra green is doing a lot for my energy. I don’t feel as bloated after I eat AND I even dropped a few pounds. I think it’s even making me a better person. Anyway, this post will be brief (I gotta go study! I’m in personal chef training
This is okra. It’s got a reputation for being slimy. You’ve seen it fried, or hanging out in gumbos and soups. If you ask me, it’s been getting a bad rap. There’s another side to this veggie. But most people won’t give it the time of day. If only they’d slice it into quarter-inch pieces and sautee on high heat in a skillet, they’d see the slime disappears.