Russ and I headed to the great city of Chicago for the weekend to celebrate my niece Caitlin’s wedding. Being the youngest of nine kids, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed many family weddings! Two of my five brothers live in Chicago so Russ and I have visited here many times. In fact, I […]Continue Reading
The Windy City
Easy Peasy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!
There are many reasons to eat a sweet potato. One of them is that they taste great! Check out this MONDO size potato that I picked up at my Tangerini’s CSA last week! Look at the orange-y goodness! Did you know that sweet potatoes are harvested and then cured for 2 weeks before they are […]Continue Reading
Do you know your farmer?
I do. Meet Brittany Sidway and Laura Tangerini. Brittany is the farm manager of the Medway Community Farm in my hometown of Medway, Massachusetts. And Laura Tangerini manages the farm at Tangerini’s farm in Millis, Massachusetts the town next door. Here’s Laura and her husband, Charlie who also works the land. I love the […]Continue Reading
FODMAPs Seminar: Australia September 2011!
I haven’t had a moment to fully share the “science” part of my September 2011 Australia trip! I attended a workshop for dietitians on FODMAPs, a group of poorly absorbed sugars that can contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms. This appealed to the “science-loving” part of my personality and my interest particularly in digestive health. For a […]Continue Reading
Hey,Pumpkin-Ricotta Stuffed Shells…Where Have You Been All My Life?
I am ready for fall. Are you? Here is another beautiful scene at one of my favorite local farms, Tangerini’s Farm in Millis, Massachusetts. I am looking forward to cooler running weather, bulky sweaters and boots. I love the foliage, pumpkins, apple picking’ and the whole fall scene! Every Monday, I take a stop in […]Continue Reading
Linda’s Amazing Risotto and Butterscotch Pudding!
It’s always fun to connect with great people. Russ and I were lucky to spend some time with Linda and Ed Davey at their home to enjoy an amazing meal together. We first started out with some homemade garlicky bean dip served with Linda’s homemade sourdough bread. Okay, how lucky are we? Then Linda […]Continue Reading
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. ~ Thomas Jefferson Meet Michael. NO one can make you happy or change your course in life more than yourself and the great things in life often require hard work, right? Michael’s personal successes are no different. In fact, he made up […]Continue Reading
Basmati rice salad
To make this yummy rice salad, I thought olives, green onions, tomatoes and walnuts would be a nice combo! I mixed the chopped olives, onions, walnuts and tomatoes with the dressing to marinate while the rice was cooking. I sampled it, of course, to make sure I was on the right track…very nice! I […]Continue Reading
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Yum. That’s all I have to say. I like using toasted sesame oil and reduced sodium tamari as I think they taste so good. This is what I used for this recipe. This recipe calls for baby bok choy too, which looks like this–> I like the baby bok choy best-it’s tender and mildly delicious! […]Continue Reading