lonely mushroom

Weekly Dinner Menu: 8/16/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. This week's menu is … more

beans and barley and peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad and Greek Chicken Gyros

This is a post about bean salad. A Mediterranean bean salad I made back in June. It has taken me this long to share it, but that's because I had some other sharing I was obligated to do. It's a post about Greek seasoning on chicken. It's a post about stuffing it all together in a pita, serving it with tzatziki to make a chicken gyro and having a … more

dill potato salad with chicken sandwich

Weekly Dinner Menu: 8/9/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. Summer, summer, summer. … more

strawberry cardamom cake

Food and Light and a Ray of Sunshine on This Summer Day

A few weeks ago – ahem, five – I attended the Food and Light Workshop in Boulder, Colorado being taught by Jen Yu of use real butter, Helene Dujardin of Tartellete and Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple courtesy of Lifetime Moms. Then I didn’t tell you about it. It wasn’t on purpose. You see, from the workshop I had another workshop in … more

Radish-and-Onion-Topped Steak Sandwiches

I haven’t been getting enough sleep. In fact, I can’t remember the last time in my life where I did get the recommended amount of sleep, which tends to be around six hours. I’m thinking it was probably sometime in middle school, before the piles of AP homework kept me up or long nights on the phone or a job or the ever-present worry, disregarding … more

roasting hand pies on lake superior

Weekly Dinner Menu: 7/26/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. We just returned home … more

Almond Cherry Crumb Bar Ingredients

Cherry Almond Crumb Bars and New Horizons

Yesterday I was making blueberry crumb bars for Babble when I decided I needed use up some of the produce in the fridge. We were headed up to the Boundary Waters, and I had, well, a lot of produce that wasn’t scheduled to be packed in the cooler and carted up there with us. As I stared at the cherries that had sadly been neglected as life took … more