So I chatting with a friend recently, and she asked…”How do you get these great prices at the farmer’s market? Do you bargain with them or something?” I replied, “No. I just get lucky, I guess!” But the convo got me thinking about bargaining, and how widely unacceptable it has become in our culture. In [...]
For the past, um, year or so, I have not done a whole lot with potatoes. And for good reason. Ryan tested positive for a potato allergy, among other things. So I quickly removed them from our diet. A few weeks ago, we got the go ahead from both the allergist and the GI doctor [...]
Rather than let the garden herbs grow out of control, make pesto instead. I have found that it doesn’t really matter how much of which kind of herb you use…as long as you have enough basil in there to give it that basil flare. I did not measure my pesto as I made it…but I’ll [...]
Learn the right, or rebellious, way to cut a green pepper. A video tutorial.
I have been using Swagbucks for almost a year now…and I have been stocking up on Amazon credit that I “purchased” with Swagbucks points. We have decided to use some of this credit to buy some more natural products, like flaxseed, coconut oil and maple syrup. We love getting our maple syrup delivered, and I [...]
Sauteing summer squash…it has never worked well for me. I mean, it works…but not perfectly. I recently figured out that if I partially steam it before sauteing it…the results are quite tasty! Ingredients 2 medium yellow squash, sliced ($2) 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp sugar ($.03) 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10) Salt and pepper to [...]
I’m hoping to spend an hour (or two) in the kitchen tomorrow…it’s been over a week and I miss cooking! I continue to play catch-up from returning home from the Savvy Blogging Summit…I’ve got my inbox under control, the house is more or less clean, so now it’s time to get in the kitchen, do [...]