Monthly Archives: August 2013

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Occasionally a confluence of factors goes into helping me figure out what in the heck I am going to make. In the latest case it was seeing lots of zucchini at our local farm stand and my desire to try a dessert using Greek yogurt.  Let me explain that last part… I have signed up […]

Quinoa and Blueberry Salad

Wait, another recipe with quinoa? Seems like I am in a rut, but how can you not love the nutty taste of quinoa mixed with blueberries. Even better this recipe adds pistachios to the mix, resulting in an amazing, palate pleasing dish. Frequent readers know I have been on a quinoa kick lately. While I […]

Tomatoes with Quinoa, Corn & Chiles

I do declare* that quinoa is my favorite grain.  Sure, we eat rice or barley or farro also, but the nutty crunchy taste of quinoa just works for me.  My latest foray into using it was with a nice recipe I found that took fresh tomatoes (plentiful this time of year) and stuffed then with […]

Oh So Simple Brownies

The other night Anthony had a group of friends stop by, and I felt bad since we didn’t have anything in the way of snack foods around.  Luckily I remembered that my friend Erika had recently posted a basic brownie recipe on Facebook. Half an hour later I had a pan of brownies out of […]

100th Post

Wow! 100 posts* later and I am still blogging. While on one hand 100 seems like a big number, looking back over the last few months I realize it got here in a hurry. I have noticed many bloggers use their 100th post as an opportunity to look back at their blog and pick out […]

Lemony Farro with Scallops

Recent conversation at our house: “We’re having farro for dinner tonight” “What?  We’re having ferret?” OK, so it might not have gone exactly like that… A little while ago we bought some farro – a whole-grain wheat product that looks a bit like barley but has a crunchy, nuttier flavor – and I’ve now made […]

Mango and Tomato Salad

Mangos have been plentiful (and cheap) at the grocery store lately, so I have been buying them in droves.  While we will sometimes just cut them up to snack on, more often I have been incorporating them into salads.  I have tried a few different variations and this mango and baby tomato salad was my […]