This is, no joke, a really quick and easy recipe (in fact, I wouldn’t even call it a recipe it’s so easy.) It’s also crazy-delicious. It is so quick, easy, delicious, and easily made from items I have on-hand, that it was the perfect dinner solution last night (and saved us from ordering pizza.)
See, Gist and I had been camping all weekend, and arrived home smelling of campfire, in desperate need of showers, hungry, and totally relaxed (in other words, there was no way I wanted to cook anything complicated.) Warning – camping bliss detour ahead:
Do you know what I’m lovin’ right now? My slow cooker! It makes getting supper on the table after a long day of work a snap. With a little prep, dinner’s ready to go when you get home. Continue reading →
Tasty, versatile, easy, and refreshing – what more could you ask for out of a summer dish? This salsa tastes great and could be served as a dip for tortilla chips, with quesadillas, or as a topping for grilled chicken, fish or shrimp. AND it features radishes, one of my favorite vegetables. Continue reading →
Wow, I made this on May 20th, almost a month ago! And while it is a little weird to be making a hearty dish like lasagna in May, those of you in New England know that this spring has been incredibly cold and wet. Continue reading →
The original recipe is actually Leek, Ricotta & Walnut Pizza, but Gist and I are both huge goat cheese fans, and I thought its tanginess would complement the leeks and walnuts perfectly. I was right and this pizza was amazing (but I think that it would also be good without the addition of goat cheese…) It’s an easy recipe that packs a huge flavor punch – I think the combination of leeks, cheese and walnuts would also make a nice galette filling. Continue reading →
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This weekend has been an exciting one here in Lowell – the second annual Lowell Film Festival. The theme of the festival was “Food, Fair Trade and the Global Economy”. The theme made for an interesting mix of films – I was able to see three. Friday and Saturday nights’ headline films, The Garden and Battle in Seattle, were both very interesting and thought-provoking.
Battle in Seattle is based on the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle and it stars quite a few big-name actors. It didn’t have a wide theatrical release, probably because of its political content, but it’s available on DVD – I definitely recommend it.
The Garden was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 and it follows urban farmers in South Central Los Angeles and their struggle to keep their farm. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say any more about the movie except that it is a must-see. It has also given me my new favorite curse word – JAN PERRY – after the LA Councilwoman (used to describe someone who is being a pest, as in “You’re being such a JAN PERRY! Stop it!” or “That’s so JAN PERRY of you!”).
My favorite of the films that I saw during the festival was Tableland (the link doesn’t seem to be working), it was by-far the most cheerful. I saw it at Life Alive, a local organic cafe. The place was packed!