Carrots are no longer orange. Different varieties have been around, but are now becoming easier to find in your local markets. Rainbow carrot mixes are often grown in California and aren't much more in cost than the regular orange only variety. As my family and I were munching away on our purple carrots last night, we wondered if the different hues offered varied nutrition. After a little research, colors/pigments do offer different nutrients.
Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Read more about Eat Your Colorful Carrots!
knew my daughter needed a solid breakfast today, as she has sports after school and I wanted her to start the day off right. It's 5 am, so I look in the fridge to see what the game plan will be. Eggs, broccoli (lots! about 3-4 cups chopped), fresh garlic, cheese and for some weird reason, half a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer. Done! I parboiled the broccoli so it was almost fully cooked, and pre-heated my oven while doing so. I greased my glass pan with olive oil and put in the well-drained, chopped parboiled broccoli. Read more about Making Eggs Look Fancy
Small Business Saturday may have passed, but it’s not too late to support small biz AND get a beautiful wreath handcrafted with Northwest evergreens. My Granstrom Evergreens wreaths arrived today via UPS. It started to rain, so I ran out to meet our UPS man on the street. I always ask, “Whatcha got for me today?” Today UPS man gives me a big smile and says,” I don’t know but it smells great! “ Read more about Granstrom Evergreens Christmas Wreaths
At this year’s San Diego Bay Food + Wine event, there were several new standouts who brought their 'A game'. I’ll cover these over the next week, but I simply must tell you all about one company in particular because I know everyone will be shopping for the holidays soon and this is just one of those very cool foodie products that will make a ridiculously great gift. Read more about Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
This is my most favorite craft because it means there was wine involved at some point! So after collecting a giant container full of corks, I could either start making some cute cork crafts or build a cork boat. I have THAT many. I'll be making some cork ornaments with the kids soon, so I decided to start on my garland now as kids would NOT like this one. Here's why... Read more about Cork Garland
So, lookee what I found in Trader Joe’s. Gluten-free Stuffing mix! (below) I’ll be playing with this later in the week, so the verdict is still out. However, here’s a relatively quick and easy ( I promise!) side dish that is tasty and gluten-free & gluten consumers will equally enjoy.
I love dinner parties and I'm a big believer that everyone should bring something to contribute. It makes it less stressful for the host and it's fun to see what different people come up with to share. Here's a super simple, but delicious recipe for Roasted Lemon Rosemary Potatoes. It's a winner everytime! Read more about Bring These Potatoes to a Dinner Party
Today I picked up some gingko nuts and a bitter melon at the Korean Zion store. Anyway, I’ll type faster now as I really don’t know how much time I have to live. Read more about Pick Your Poison: Gingko Nuts & Bitter Melon