I've unfortunately pushed the blog to the back burner again when life gets super busy. Today I have a glorious day off so here I am doing one of my favorite things, blogging, and trying to catch up reading blogs in my Google reader!
Around here I've been busy with work and school, we've had a couple few winter storms, which were beautiful! Today's agenda involves making phone calls, paying bills, crocheting, blogging, dehydrating, maybe cozying up with the cats to watch Julie & Julia again =), ironing, all the stuff that I love to do oh and study for a test ;) like I said it's a glorious day!...oh and maybe I'll dust... I'll tell you what's been going on in my head with a foot + of snow outside is planning our gardens, haha!
previous to today I patiently waited for the time to buy Crazy Sexy Diet (to help it count for the bestseller list) and went and picked Mom and I each up a copy. Haven't read it all yet, but loving on chapters here and there. Kris Carr is amazing. period.
Some avocado lovin...
are they just not so beautiful
I make some pretty delicious guacamole, but my favorite way of late to eat them is just with a bit of celtic sea salt and maybe a squeeze of lemon or like this.
Somehow Bubbies find their way into everything around here ;)
We all may have different ways of opening and destoning these fruit, but I thought I'd show you how I do it. I should give a shout out to Martha Stewart as I learned it from watching MS Everyday Living in college, so I'll set the scene....about 10-12 years ago I was studying biology at a university, MS was on at 10am I believe, many days I found myself cutting class and walking home to tune in to watch. I was glued to the tv, wanting to learn everything Martha knew about keeping house and cooking, etc. I would scribble down recipe ingredients during the show hoping to replicate them, man I was in love! My love affair with food, and keeping has evolved some, but it still makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to do these things. So I'll show you how Martha taught me to destone an avocado.
Obviously you want to handle your knife carefully. With your halved avocado gently, but with intent use your chef's knife to score/strike the stone.
With the knife in the stone twist the knife while holding your avocado still and it will pop right out. Then carefully push it off your knife into the compost (or save it for storing with any leftover avocado...what's that? haha)
Have you all heard that Eden will be selling their tomato products in amber glass jars soon? yea Eden! This may be the last can of toms we'll buy then.
A quick dinner after school and work one night were bowls of brown rice pasta with toms and fresh homegrown basil.
A fun dinner lately was a recipe from the current Whole Deal flyer, the recipe is on page 8, Romantic Rice Bowl. I obviously did not use animal stock or flesh, subbed low sodium veggie stock and used what I had as far as veggies went. It was pretty flippin good, the sauce of fresh oj and miso was so good. Here's our nori, which I've been meaning to make rolls with and haven't yet, gave us a nice nutrition boost.
and the cute bowls.
Guess what I finally ordered? A nut milk bag! It was just not happening to find in local and my sewing machine has not made it out of the closet in a couple of years now I'm sad to say...although I am wanting to make a window dressing for our kitchen...so maybe soon. I ordered our bag from Vermont Fiddleheads.
and have some almonds soaked, rinsed, and now dehydrating for
Hope you're staying warm where you are!
I've been jamming to this song non stop lately.