July 2011

This Week’s Bounty & Recipe Ideas

July 31, 2011

This week’s $15 haul from Bountiful Baskets: -5 peaches -6 plums -1 pint strawberries -1 bag green grapes -5 bananas -1 eggplant -1 head green leaf lettuce -1 bag green beans -1 head cabbage -1 bag small russet potatoes -1 organic tomato For some reason, I always seem intimidated by a bag of potatoes.  I […]

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How to Slice a Mango

July 30, 2011

One of my favorite summer fruits is the mango.  Mangoes are silky and sweet, perfect for nibbling.  They also work in a variety of recipes from salsas to desserts.  But how do you cut into one?  Let me show you. First of all, start with a mango that is slightly soft when you push into […]

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with Apricots & Pecans

July 28, 2011

One of my favorite things about Instagram is following other foodies.  It’s nice to know that I’m not the only crazy person who takes pictures of what I’m eating.  Last week, the talented Jenny of Picky Palate shared a photo of a strawberry, goat cheese, and pecan salad she was about to eat at a […]

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How to eat in season

July 26, 2011

Photo by ashbstarr photography You’ve probably heard that it’s best to eat produce that is in season.  Not only do fruits and vegetables taste better when they are freshly picked, but you can also find produce that is locally grown and hasn’t had to travel thousands of miles to get to your plate.  Plus, when […]

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The Weekend

July 24, 2011

Just a note to say that I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend…

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Blackberry Banana Swirl

July 21, 2011

It’s Recipe Redux time again!  Last month the challenge was grilling.  This month we are sharing summer drink recipes. To be honest, I had a hard time coming up with a summer drink idea.  That’s probably because I tend to drink water, water, and more water in the summer.  I don’t get very fancy with […]

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Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad

July 19, 2011

All day today, I had planned to roast a bunch of veggies for dinner to toss with either quinoa or millet for Meatless Monday.  As the day went on, I just couldn’t make myself turn on the oven.  It’s way too hot outside, and I needed a quick dinner so that we could get to […]

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Before the Dance

July 17, 2011

Jeff took Leila to a Father/Daughter dance on Saturday night.   I was happy to have my new camera to capture the sweet moments before they headed out. My heart has officially melted.

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This Week’s Bounty & Recipe Ideas

July 16, 2011

You all know that I was a little bitter disappointed about not receiving figs in my basket last week, right?  Well Bountiful Baskets, you have totally redeemed yourself!  The giant head of purple kale immediately caught my eye this morning.  How stunning!   As for the rest of this week’s haul, let’s just say that I […]

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Breaking News Alert! RDs splurge too!

July 13, 2011

Image source I’m not sure if you heard the breaking news or not, so brace yourselves: The First Lady went to lunch and ordered a cheeseburger. AND fries. AND a shake. AND a diet soda. The reason Michelle Obama is getting so much attention about this meal is because she is an advocate for child […]

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