Obviously, there's a lot to love about the Christmas season, but nights at home by the fire, under the lights of the tree take the cake for me. I'm hoping for a great many of those this week.
Here's our menu; I think we're feeling a bit more vegetarian this week. How about you? Anything new on your menu?
I hope those of you in the US had a delightful holiday weekend. Mine was lovely, and ended with an entire pumpkin pie left over. So… It really is imperative that I whittle away at it for breakfast every morning until it's gone. Right?
After so much to-do for Thanksgiving, I'm glad to get back to our quiet routine. Here's what we'll be eating this week:
Can you believe how gorgeous those pears are? My brother and his sweet wife surprised us by sending them for our Thanksgiving table, and I cannot wait to dig into them once they're fully ripened. When I saw the package on my doorstep I just about died of excitement -- I've always wanted some Harry & David pears!
I don't have a menu to share this week. We're eating a lot of freezer meals and clearing out fridge space leading up to the main event this weekend. Tomorrow I'll share my favorite way to use up leftover turkey, so be sure to check back for that.
What are you eating this week? Anything fun on your Thanksgiving mane this year? Leave a comment! (Pretty please!)
I hate to see this weekend go. If we had our way, we'd spend every weekend at Powell's bookstore and then home by the fire reading books and playing games together.
Here's our menu for the week: This Week's Menu
I love fall in the Pacific Northwest! It's different than what I grew up with, but lovely all the same. We've been taking in the crisp, foggy fall air and kicking up leaves. What are you eating this week?
Here's our menu:
It's a pretty chill week here at our house. (We're hoping our colds finally make their exit so we can go play!) Here's what we're eating: This Week's Menu Monday: Broccoli Cheese Soup in Pretzel Bread Bowls
Good morning, all!
Picture this: sweet peaches folded into a moist, tender cake batter, baked, then topped with whipped cream studded with tangy raspberries. If that sounds as good to you as it does to me, you won't want to miss what I have up my sleeves.
Today I'm sharing a tasty recipe for Peaches Melba Cupcakes over at Recipes from a Pantry, as part of a four-week-long summer dessert series. Stay tuned each Friday in July for a sweet treat I'll share over on Bintu's site.
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today I'm teaming up with fellow blogger Bintu, who writes at Recipes from a Pantry. She has a lot of great recipes on her site that utilize staples from the pantry for fast, fresh meals -- be sure to drop by and see what she has to offer! Today she's sharing her recipe for Prawn Curry. Personally, I cannot wait to give it a try!
I love curries especially easy to cook ones that are ready in less than 30 minutes. Plus the fact
is that I loooooooove cinnamon, coconut milk and cardamom so combining these three in a
delicious dish is my idea of heaven.
This is one of my basic curry recipes and you can tweak to your heart's content. In fact I used
this base for a wild garlic and chickpea curry. So feel free to add in whatever is in your pantry or
in season for a fast, fresh curry. You can easily omit the chili if you don't want the heat.
So try this easy prawn curry recipe and don’t forget to leave a comment below to tell Kristyn
what you think.
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cardamom pods crushed
4 whole cloves
1 shard (stick) cinnamon
1 onion, finely chopped
2 (bell) peppers, chopped
2 tsp. minced ginger
1 mild red chili, deseeded and chopped
1 Tbsp. curry powder
400ml (1 3/4 c.) coconut milk
300g of cooked jumbo prawns
sugar or honey (optional)
Chopped coriander (cilantro) to serve
Heat oil in a pot, add in the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and stir fry for about 30 secs until fragrant.
Add in the onions, peppers ginger, chilli and 2 tbsp of water and cook until the onions are soft and the
water dried off.
Then add in the curry powder and stir fry for about 30 secs.
Pour in the coconut milk, mix well, bring to the boil and let the curry simmer for a few minutes.
Then add in the cooked prawns gently and let the curry simmer for another few mins before adjusting
seasoning and any sugar if using.
Take the curry of the heat and serve topped with fresh coriander and rice.
I have quite a few friends who are new moms or who are about to be new moms, and I've been thinking about them lately, and musing about my own experiences in the early days of motherhood. It was overwhelming and intense, and one of the things I wished I had done was to have a better idea of how to manage my kitchen and my baby.
With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite mom-centric food blogs.
Parenthood also resulted in me reevaluating the way I feed my family. The sites I've listed give a lot of food for thought on that score. I don't agree with all of it, and that's just fine. One of the things all moms must come to terms with is that there are a lot of opinions out there about how you should raise/feed/talk to/discipline/look at/breathe near your children. The only opinion that truly matters is yours. Forge your own path, and do it as fearlessly as you can. You are awesome!
There are lots of great blogs out there, and these are just a few of the ones I've found most helpful and delightful.