Garlic Soup

Food, glorious food! We’ve been cooking more. Or, more accurately, Steve has been cooking more. I’ve mainly been sitting more, lately. And swimming. One especially delicious dish he made this week was from  Plenty cookbook, and it’s pictured above. His modifications: use bottled harissa, add a seedy, add soft whole-grain pita as a side, and add a dollop of…

Cooking from home

Last week, we had a snow day at my job -on that day this meant that the forecast looked so grim that various supervisors sent people home around noon, to avoid dangerous rush-hour drives home. I got home early enough to get started on the evening’s dinner: Aromatic Asparagus and Sweet Potato Curry with Cilantro, from…

Plans for peppers

I made a really good chili, last Sunday and I have to admit that I’m glad my husband is away all week because that means more chili for me! The peppers above were from our garden, in 2009. Next summer, I plan to do that well in our dirt, then make this chili with our…

Home, sick

It’s fairly rare that I stay home on a weekday. And yet the sniffles/snorts and coughs drove me there a few times this week. It was nice to be at home, even when the weather was nice. Five things in my house that make it a home In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt:…

Zzzz, zoom and oink

So, summer’s over, at least per the calendar. Here’s what I was thinking about as Labor Day weekend wrapped up: We were tough … for awhile We finally put my little AC unit into the bedroom window! Hot, wet summer + fall pollen = misery, even for me. These last few nights have been very…

Dinner Ticket

I made the reservation –or rather, bought the tickets–  a month or so ago, because I finally could make a reservation there. Didn’t tell him where but nearly begged him to ask me That day, advised him to eat a light lunch, as an experience involving at least 14 tasting courses would start at 5:45pm We…

Dervish I mean Derby Party

Well, it’s still not quite as good as being in Louisville for the festivities, but it sure is fun bringing a little bit of Churchill Downs to Saint Paul for a few hours. We hosted another Derby Party last weekend, and made a few modifications that I think went well: I spent more of the…