Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
1 section of salmon, cut into 2 " strips
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt & pepper
Sundried tomatoes in oil
Dill, fresh or dry
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Trader Joe's had this bag of tiny fingerling potatoes that caught my eye. When I got them home I wasn't sure what I would do with them. Then I remembered how I love to roast potatoes, so I tried it with these. They were very delicious and tender. This is very easy to do with little prep.
Wash desired amount of fingerling potatoes and trim off any bad spots. Leave the peels on, of course. Place the potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle a good amount of olive oil, add salt and pepper, dried thyme, garlic powder, parsely, and any other seasonings you prefer. Stir, or blend well with your hands (the olive oil is great for your skin). Place in a baking dish in a single layer. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 20 to 30 minutes depending on size of potatoes. Stir halfway through cooking time. Potatoes are done when you easily can stick a fork in them.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
1 bag of shredded slaw mix
1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 heaping Tablespoons sugar
2 or 3 Tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoons celery seed
salt & pepper
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Now that it's officially Spring the weather in the West is turning a little warmer and the outdoor plants and trees are starting to bloom out. This time of year always makes me want to start a vegetable garden so that we can enjoy the bounty of fresh produce all summer. I love to cook and eat fresh vegetables, but I also enjoy going out and picking fresh lettuce, radishes, and carrots right out of the ground. The taste of fresh lettuce is unmatched for its delicate flavor.
For those of you living in areas that haven't warmed up yet, there is indoor garden. This is an amazing set-up that uses zero soil and practically tends itself. It is the first indoor 'smart garden'. The computerized Aerogarden tells you when to add water and nutrients, and the built-in micro-processor automatically adjusts the delivery of the nutrients and water flow. It also turns grow lights on and off to simulate the sun. Like I said, it almost tends to itself. All you have to do is decide what to grow.
I plan to do alot of motorcycle riding this Spring and Summer, so the Aerogarden would be the perfect way for me to grow my own salad and eat it too. And I won't even need to be home.