Bad Eggplant

Blech! Pretty sure I picked a bunch of my eggplants too late. It’s hard to tell with these. I’ve been growing Listada de Gandia, and mine didn’t quite turn out as advertised. More white, smaller eggplants. Thought I picked them in time, but noooope. It’s pretty bad when the taste includes a chemical burn on […]


Thinking about what I cook

This little bit of introspection is brought to you by the fact that I’m reading an Indian slow-cooker cookbook, and feeling a little sad. I love Indian food. I really do. It’s one of my favorite cuisines, and it’s difficult for us to go out and get it, because restaurant Indian food is pretty high-carb […]


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Just a quick thing …

African blue basil. Gorgeous flowers, bees love it to pieces. It’s fuzzy so you don’t really want to eat it raw unless you shred it finely. It’s “herbier”, for lack of a better word, than regular basil. Maybe a touch more medicinal. Been growing like crazy in my yard. This little bouquet is under a […]


Three Ingredient Fruit Salad

Serves two.

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tangelo
  • 3 Medjool dates

Peel and chop the kiwi, pit and chop the dates, peel and supreme the tangelo. Better to supreme than segment, tangelo membranes are tough and not so fun to eat. Combine all in a small bowl and squeeze the tangelo membrane over it to get the rest of the juice. Spoon into two small bowls or ramekins and serve immediately.

This recipe is amazingly delicious and I only invented it because I wanted to clear those dates from my fridge. Sorry, no pix, we ate it too fast. It is beautiful, with the orange and green and brown.

Update: now with pix! ‘Scuse me while I go devour this.

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Holiday Leftovers Ramen Stock

This is so simple, and a great basis for healthy comfort food after way, way too much holiday fare. Holiday Leftovers Ramen Stock 1 large ham bone, some meat attached 1 chicken carcass, some meat attached, or 2 chicken legs and 2 chicken thighs 1 small onion, quartered, no need to peel 3 large slices […]


Turkey Liver Paté

Why waste a good thing? This takes almost no time to make, and it’s delicious and mild — tasty for those of us who like the stuff, and something to suggest trying for those people who think they really don’t like liver. Turkey Liver Paté 1 turkey liver, reserved from your holiday bird or whatever, […]


[Basics] Creamy Cucumber Salad

Last-minute throw-together last night. Simple, easy, refreshing, and fast. No leftovers, so no pictures, sorry! Creamy Cucumber Salad 1 large English cucumber 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 generous Tbsp. sour cream 2 generous Tbsp. mayonnaise juice of half a lime or lemon one large sprig of basil, minced salt, pepper, paprika to taste Peel […]


Low-Carb Granola

I did a bunch of poking around before settling on a low-carb granola recipe to try, and I have to extend my kudos to Coping With Frugality for the one I ended up starting with. We go through this stuff fast, so I doubled the recipe and tweaked it slightly for our own tastes and […]


Mesquite Sourdough Biscuits

Noticing a theme here? Yeah. Mesquite and sourdough seem to be safe companions for Mark, so I’ve started experimenting with them a bit further. I love to bake. … No, that’s not true, that’s an understatement. I adore baking, and since he’s diabetic, I don’t get to do it all that much. Any little recipe […]