Have been working from my handwritten notes for this week’s meal plan. Haven’t quite cleared through the rough (my turn in bed started a couple of nights ago), but we are getting there. He has been an absolute champ and is bringing the smiles full on. Love him. Digital capture of the analog meal plan below: I’ll get links up to some of the recipes shortly.
I got a really solid start on cooking over the weekend and thought I should take advantage of this moment to talk about what my weekend vegetable prep looks like. A CSA share can be intimidating for the uninitiated – it is A LOT of vegetable to deal with at once, but it is totally possible if you can set aside the time to properly wash and store your vegetables as soon as you get […]
We went to the market this morning to pick up our CSA stash (the first of the Spring) and could not resist these little beauties. Also came home with sweet potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, collards, kale, spinach, lettuce, radishes, beets, daikon, cabbage and spring onions. Will spend the better part of Saturday cleaning and prepping everything for the week. As for the artichokes… scouring the cookbook collection to stop my reflex to steam and dip in butter.
Taking a break from the good ol’ blog this week to do some spring cleaning and resetting of both physical and mental spaces. Catch you next week!
Tonight’s dinner transports me back to my grandmother’s garden-side kitchen with the lime trees within reach of the door and fresh beans and mangoes just a few steps further. I had no idea that I would spend so much energy trying to recreate those moments. Merida… I miss you.
Posting a bit late, but did manage to get a jumpstart on some food stuffs for the week. We’ll be squeezing in as much as we can work-wise before our lovely little city gets flooded with this madness and what we hope is a MUCH warmer Spring Break. Breakfast Smoothie Bowls with Granola & Fresh Berries Black Bean, Kale & Potato Tacos Brussel Sprout Scramble | Avocado Toast Huevos Cuahtemoc Bagels & Grapefruit Morning Glory Oats […]
If we ignore the fact that the time change seems to have stolen our entire day, all is well. The sick seems to have finally been escorted out and I am trying to remind myself that this rain and grey is a much-needed respite for the green things outside. Simmering soup. Enjoying the sound of the spirited checker game in the next room. Listening to some of Omega Supreme Record’s funk offerings.
We moved to Austin from Lakewood (in Dallas) about nine years ago, but it wasn’t ’til we moved South of the River (SOTR) that we decided Austin was for keeps. South Austin was home and we knew it the second we landed here – the quirk, the homegrown vibe, and its laid back attitude matched us perfectly. Explore some of our favorite vegetarian eats if you find yourself just SOTR or if you venture further into […]
It took me forever to find this all-vegetarian gem in North Austin. It’s tucked away in a strip mall on far North Lamar and the distance is the only thing that keeps us from regular weekly visits. Its interior and fixings are as unassuming as the strip mall it calls home, but there is nothing modest about the flavors that explode with every bite taken.
Although our family and personal lives are cemented south of the river, the East Side has become a nice extension of our life here in Austin. It’s where we headquartered our work life for two years and so we spent quite a bit of time lolligagging about in coffee shops and eating spots. We aren’t there during the work week as much these days, but make our way to our favorite spots whenever we can […]