The greenhouse is doing it’s job! Summer is over (it went down to 31 degrees last night). Fortunately the tomatoes and peppers are oblivious to those facts and growing like mad. Here is yesterday’s harvest!
We gathered more tomatoes this morning and decided to prolong our personal summer by making a “final” gazpacho for the year. (more…)
We very often have chili is our fridge. It heats quickly, is satisfying and full of protein. We eat it as traditional chili in a bowl topped with extra onions (and cheese), over rice or with cornbread. We use it in our breakfast “omelets,” or as a mid-afternoon snack. For me, there is nothing more comforting on a cold rainy night than a big bowl of piping hot, spicy chili.
Best of all it is a quick and easy dish to make. From the time I walk into the kitchen until I have cleaned up and am ready to leave is about 20 minutes. Admittedly, the cooking takes hours, but not prep. And finally, the smell of the cooking chili is it’s own special treat! (more…)
Took a field trip to the local health food store; in hot pursuit of a clean sugar-free, additive-free commercial salsa. I stood in front of the shelves of brightly labeled salsa and begin to read the labels. A half hour and many labels later my eyes gave out. Seriously, I read lots of small print and while it did strain my eyes, I could still drive home.