When asparagus is in season, I just can’t get enough of it. Have you ever tried really fresh asparagus? Not the stuff from the grocery store, but the stuff from the farmers market that they picked the day before or that morning? [Read more…]
There is something about spring that just makes me happy. Going outside, seeing friends you haven’t seen in awhile, watching the daffodils and tulips come up. It makes me think about the things that make me happy: [Read more…]
Um, yeah, so it’s snowing again. It’s late March and it’s snowing. But I can’t stop believing that someday, one day, soon, we will have an actual spring. With picnics, and potlucks, and get togethers. And outside. Playgrounds. Running, jumping outside of my house….that’s not a dream is it? We will be able to leave the house, won’t we? [Read more…]
Sweet potatoes and I, we didn’t understand each other for a long time. They didn’t make sense to me. I dunno, I guess I feel like if you want potatoes have potatoes and if you want something sweet have fruit. Or chocolate. [Read more…]
I’ve taken to eating asparagus in protest.
The current temperature is 25 degrees. It’s supposed to snow on Monday. It’s mid-March. What the…
This summer had better be worth it, is all I have to say. [Read more…]
Officially, spring is just a little over 2 weeks away! I find it hard to believe since it’s still snowing here in the mid-Atlantic. But even with spring right around the corner, I know it will be awhile before we start to see all of those great spring vegetables that I’m pining for.
For now though, I just need a break from all of the heavy, stewed, creamy foods that constitute winter cooking. So I’m making a list of many of my favorite recipes using the best winter has to offer that aren’t quite so heavy, are totally nourishing, and make me appreciate winter cooking. Since this winter will never end.
I hate Brussels sprouts.
I said that a lot as a kid. And plenty of times as an adult too. Mushy and stinky, I remember thinking. But they are so darn cute, those little baby cabbages, I kept buying them, steaming them, and hating them.
Then I learned to roast them. And I started to love them. Plain, with just a little salt and pepper and olive oil. They get all crispy and kind of sweet but still a little stinky. Now it’s in a good way though, like a stinky cheese. [Read more…]
So many wonderful things to be thankful for this weekend: we spent Thanksgiving together cooking as a family and got to be a part of my brother-in-law’s wedding. Plus took care of some leftovers and are getting ready for the holiday season. Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well! Read on for more details! [Read more…]
Hi! I’m Gourmet Mommy’s first guest poster – her sister. I guess that makes me a gourmet auntie, although I’m also a mom. My son (hereafter referred to as The Bear) is 10 months old, just a few weeks older than his cousin, Baby K. [Read more…]
The morning after Christmas, everyone is playing with their new toys. It’s a beautiful sight. Nicholas is practicing becoming a rock star with his new keyboard and microphone that Santa brought him. Dan is wearing his new shoes. And I’m playing with a new look on my site thanks to Dan! What do you think of the logo? He surprised me with it, and I love it!
I’m also having total gift envy. My sister got Tyler Florence’s new book Start Fresh–baby food recipes for the first year. It looks awesome: Spinach and Banana pudding, Plum Spiced Applesauce, babies never knew they could have it so good. Katie hasn’t really taken to solids much yet, but we’ll be kicking it into high gear when we get back from holiday. So it looks like I’ll be getting one extra gift for myself this year!
That, plus my new food saver system, and we should be ready to get Katie eating just like her big brother. Who is currently eating his second breakfast. Man, that kid can eat.
So, baby food to come in the new year! But for now, how about a pasta recipe? Rigatoni with Roasted Cauliflower. So easy after our big Christmas dinner.