LOVE everything Japanese. We even have one of those little folding lacquer-looking dining tables that fold and slides under our couch (inexpensive at Asian markets!). Something about sitting on the floor to eat seems so grounding and peaceful. 🙂 My son, Taliesin, has been eating with chopsticks since he was two, and I've made sushi … Continue reading Let’s make Dashi!
Before it gets too hot down here in NC I love doing as much as possible outdoors, whether hangin' on the deck or heading to the mountains with a picnic! Picnic sandwiches are easy and fun. Being out in nature I tend to gravitate towards vegetarian sandwiches for some reason, though not always. Here are … Continue reading Pepper Mozzarella Picnic Sandwiches
As much as I love my comfort food, springtime brings out a lightness to my cooking that I really don't think about in the 'cold' of winter (I don't consider southern NC to be cold, being from Cleveland, OH!). After a hibernation of meat and bean chili, pasta, and nice hot blended soups, I made … Continue reading Spring Time – Spring Rolls!
This is probably a 'part one' of my garden prepping in southern North Carolina. I am NO garden expert, but can share what has worked for us through the years. 🙂 Over the mild winters here our backyard deck looks less than hospitable: I have a lot to do! I enjoy it so much though! … Continue reading March Garden Prep!