July 2010

Roasted Ratatouille

July 30, 2010
ratatouille

It’s the end of the week, and you have a drawer full of veggies.  What do you do?  Make ratatouille!  I used this particular group of veggies one week when I had ordered the “Italian Pack” add-on with my Bountiful Basket.  You could subsitute any vegetables you like although traditional ratatouille contains tomatoes, zucchini, onions, […]

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Etsy Favorites – Gardening Edition

July 29, 2010

This week I walked out to my garden to find this bush-star melon hiding out behind some leaves.   My garden is definitely growing, which led me to choose some garden-inspired Etsy favorites this week: Herb Garden Stakes by fromArtisanHands – prettier than the plastic ones that come with your plants, right? Large Succulent Planter by […]

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

July 27, 2010

This is a quick, easy and fresh summer salad.  It’s perfect to throw together for your family or to take to a party.  There are so many different variations to try, so just use whatever you have on hand.   Cucumber Tomato SaladIngredients:-2 large tomatoes-1 seedless cucumber-1/2 red onion-2 T. balsamic vinegar-2 T. olive oil-salt […]

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This Week’s Bounty

July 26, 2010

This week’s Bountiful Basket sure was a heavy one!  I had both kids with me in the stroller, and I was picking up a friend’s basket.  Thankfully, one of the volunteers helped me pack up and carry everything. -1 watermelon -1 large bag red grapes -1 pint blueberries -6 bananas -6 pluots -3 peaches -1 […]

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Inspired RD

July 25, 2010

I am a registered dietitian.  That means that I graduated with a nutrition degree, completed over 900 hours of pre-professional experience and passed the RD exam.  I have studied everything from organic chemistry to medical nutrition therapy to food preparation.  I am qualified to order a tube-feeding in a hospital, provide nutritional counseling for someone […]

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Day Trip to Bisbee

July 24, 2010

Last week, our family took a day trip to Bisbee.  Even though it is only a little more than an hour from our house, we had never before made the trek.  The drive itself was beautiful with scenic mountain views and rolling desert plains.  The town of Bisbee had first piqued my interest a couple […]

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Etsy Favorites – Faux Bois Edition

July 21, 2010

Faux Bois = Fake Wood.  The look is everywhere from art and fabric to jewelry and home decor.  Here is a collection of my favorite faux bois finds from Etsy: Forever – Print (Pink) by ameliamae Wood You Love Me Cufflinks – Green Heart by blockpartypress Teal Tree Clutch by anotherjamiedavis v1 by J2Jewelry The […]

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Stretching Towards the Sun

July 21, 2010

Friday, we planted a row of sunflower seeds. By Sunday, they were already poking their little heads out of the ground. We water the seeds and watch them grow. By Tuesday, most of the plants had shed their shells and completely opened up. Some are still waiting to be completely released so they can stretch […]

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This Week’s Bounty

July 19, 2010

This week’s Bountiful Basket was awesome!  Because this week was a “Week B,” I arrived about fifteen minutes prior to pick-up time to get in line.  The line is extra long on “B” weeks because there are fewer locations hosting baskets.  From my spot in line, I was able to see what extras got into […]

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Recipe Review: Brussels Sprout-Leaf Salad

July 17, 2010

I love crispy crunchy roasted brussels sprouts, but I also enjoy trying new recipes.  So last week when brussels sprouts were in our Bountiful Basket once again, I went searching online and found a recipe from Giada at Home on the Food Network.  You can see the written recipe here and a video of how […]

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