Thursday, August 25, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
We have a lovely organic produce store in my town. They even deliver! I am looking forward to my first delivery next week. I have purchased from them before and I have never been disappointed. I don't know if it is the store or the fact that the produce is organic, but it seems like it stays fresher longer. I also get the added satisfaction of helping to support a locally owned business.
Thanks to my two-year-old, the fruit is almost gone and I am looking forward to roasting the beets and sweet potatoes and sauteing the green beans for my in-laws this week.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Thursday, September 23, 2010
ORAC Value: 3,200
Makes 1 serving
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1⁄4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill
2 cups chopped red leaf or romaine lettuce
1⁄2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup thinly sliced cucumber, quartered
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1 tablespoon shelled raw or roasted sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 slices (2 ounces) roasted prepackaged or deli-sliced turkey
2 slices (2 ounces) uncured prepackaged or deli-sliced ham
Combine the lemon juice, oil, and dill in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Set aside.
Toss the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, avocado, sunflower seeds, and cheese with the reserved dressing in a medium bowl.
Lay 1 slice of the turkey flat on the work surface. Layer the ham slice flat on top, then the remaining turkey and ham slices, and tightly roll up. Slice the meat roll crosswise into thin pinwheels and scatter them on top of the salad.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
These are my candy terrariums. I had so much fun picking the candy I wanted to use and assembling them.
That little white guy is made of marzipan, so yummy!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here is the bulk of the supplies.
I also used: a foam brush to apply the glue, tooth picks to hold the eggs as I applied the glue and glitter and to hold them while they dried, and I used a block of green florist's foam to keep them upright as they dried.
I tried a couple of different techniques before realizing that the simplest one worked the best. At first I added water to the glue so it would spread better. The water made the glue not adhere to the plastic:-( I tried spray adhesive. The glitter didn't stick very well to it, also I had a hard time spraying the egg without spraying my fingers.:-(:-( Finally, I used the glue at regular strength. Oh well. I think I was just looking for an excuse to use spray adhesive.
I had some really chunky glitter and I thought it would be fun if I tried it on one egg. I ended up with...
a tranny egg.