So Many Colorful Meals From One Farmers Market Outing

July 2, 2018

Check this out: Purple string beans!

Oh man, I love oddly-colored vegetables, so when I saw these at the farmer’s market, I was all in. I bought some purple ones, along with regular ol’ green beans and yellow beans, and steamed them for a meal last week.

And then tragedy struck. Read the rest of this entry »

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Double Peach Chicken

January 10, 2018

My first recipe of 2018! It’s a good one, inspired by a recipe I found on the back of a bottle, and then forgot about for months!

Last September, I went hiking with friends, to a rocky coastline still littered with debris from a shipwreck that happened 50 years ago. (Read about it here!) We went to lunch afterwards, and I was intrigued by the recipe for Peachy Chicken that I found on the back of the bottle of Heinz malt vinegar on our table. So I snapped a photo of the recipe.

I forgot all about the photo until recently, when I was Read the rest of this entry »


This Life Hack Will Make Your Fruit Salads So Much Better

November 27, 2017

I’m back from a great Thanksgiving visit with family in Colorado, and on two days, I got up early and made big fruit salads for everyone to enjoy during breakfast. Fruit is a great way to start the day, isn’t it?

I have a great trick to keep your fruit salads looking beautiful and lasting longer. Read the rest of this entry »


I Paid How Much For This Mango?!

July 23, 2017

I suffered major sticker shock the other day. I made a quick stop at a supermarket, to pick up a watermelon to bring to a get-together. While looking for the melons, a lady offered me a free sample of a mango. Yes, please!

It was delicious. She pointed to the Read the rest of this entry »


Look Out Behind You… It’s a WATERMELON SHARK!

August 14, 2016

The most dangerous, conniving, ruthless shark of them all isn’t a great white or a hammerhead… it’s a watermelon shark!

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They’re rarely seen most of the year, but during the summer, they might show up at your picnic or pool party and devour all the fruit in sight.

I made this watermelon shark on Read the rest of this entry »


A Fruit and Veggie EMERGENCY!

June 3, 2016

I was figuring out my breakfast the other day when I realized two of the nectarines I had purchased at the farmers market had gone moldy. No bueno. So I decided to take stock of all the produce in my house, and I came to a startling conclusion: Lots of it was on the verge of going bad. I wasn’t eating it fast enough!

There was more produce in my fruit bowl and fridge than normal. I was pretty stocked up before my sister and niece came to town, and then I added to my stash at the farmers market. There was fruits and veggies everywhere.

So I took control of the situation and, Read the rest of this entry »


OK Savvy Shoppers…Who Can Tell Me What These Are?

October 15, 2015

I’ve eaten these guys hundreds of times, and yet, when I saw them piled up like this at the store, I had no idea what they were. Do you know?

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Give up? They’re… Read the rest of this entry »