Friday, May 29, 2009
He also sells portobellos. There's another new merchant this year and they sell barbeque sauce. The math is quite simple: portobellos + bbq sauce = yum! These mushrooms were roasted in the same manner and the sauce was added for the last five minutes in the oven.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
2 cups flour 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 organic egg, lightly beaten (I didn't have one so I used EnerG Egg Replacer) 1 cup organic sour cream (I only had about half of a cup so I substituted lemon yogurt) 1 cup local rhubarb 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp local butter, slightly softened
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a fork.
- Add in sugar, egg, sour cream, and strawberries. (I found it to be a bit thick so I added some soymilk) Mix completely and pour into an 8 x 8 inch pan.
- In a separate small bowl use you hands to combine the sugar, cinnamon, and butter. (I also added a bit of flour)
- Top the pan with the mixture.
- Bake for about 25 minutes. (Mine took way longer than this! I would say it was closer to 40-45 minutes)
Monday, May 25, 2009
To the life
Let the wine of friendship
Never run dry
At the shrine of friendship
Never say die
Here's to you
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
This hasn't happened in about a year but I am on sort of a cappuccino wave as of late. I'm able to keep it under control for now. I've had two in the past week so that's not bad. If I could limit my dessert intake to twice a week, I'd be set!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I always enjoy the picnic postings over at Vegan Lunchbox. Well, I actually enjoy all of her posts but the picnics are especially fun! The weather has been gorgeous in the Princeton area as of late. My husband is going into his third year playing for the Siemens Demons, his company softball team. They had a game a few days ago and I knew it would make him happy if we came to watch him for a bit. The grass was really tall and lately, I've been paranoid about ticks. I checked myself and Molly from head to toe when we got home!
My friend Ashley came over to visit me and hang out for a bit yesterday! I love afternoon company because it's always the perfect excuse to whip out some nice dishes and put some water in the kettle.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I shamelessly stole the idea for a mashed potato bar from my friend Shannon's birthday a week ago. We were considering having Moe's cater the party like we did last year but we were trying to save a bit of money. Especially since we outsourced the cupcakes this year. A mashed potato bar is a cheap and easy way to bring on mass thrills. I peeled, boiled and mashed ten pounds of potatoes (whew!) and had sour cream, scallions (not as good as Shannon's) and a mixed cheese blend. I was lucky because the sour cream and cheese were leftover from Cinco de Mayo.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Did you know that the average American consumes about 3 cups of coffee a day? That’s a lot of used coffee grinds going into the trash.
There are actually many ways you can recycle and reuse your old coffee grinds to help preserve the environment and maintain your health. And for other ways to green your caffeine, check out the wiki all about having an eco-cup o' joe or maybe even look into drinking organic coffee!
A Cup of Joe Goes a Long Way
You’d be surprised at just how many different methods have worked for people:
- Touch up furniture and other wood scratches with grounds and a Q-tip.
- Sprinkle around areas where pesky insects, slugs and snails dwell to drive them away.
- Mix with soil as a natural fertilizer for plants.
- Dye clothing or paper.
- Rub into your dog as an organic flea dip.
- Fill old nylons and hang in your closet or fridge to repel odors.
- Use to fill old pin cushions.
- Scrub away grease and grime from pots and pans.
- Throw on ashes before cleaning out the fireplace to reduce dust from spreading.
- Feed to worms to help with your garden.
- Rub on your hands to eliminate odors.
- Mix ¼ grinds with one egg white and massage onto face like a mud pack.
If you’re not an avid coffee drinker but you live near a coffee shop or cafe, you can always ask them for the old grinds. Places like Starbucks actually give bags of used grinds away to people who use them for their home and gardens.
Recycling is just one way that we can help maintain the natural beauty of our environment, so next time you drink a cup of coffee save those coffee grinds for future use.
....like Pilsbury sweet rolls! These things take me right back to my childhood! My mom used to make them pretty frequently! Who can blame her? They require no prep, they take about 20 minutes from the time you open the can to the time you put them on the table AND they are delicious! To top it off, they're less than $2 a can! If I had to chose between the orange and the cinnamon rolls, I really don't think I could! Molly plays soccer on Saturday morning and these guys help me prepare a quick and satisfying breakfast that we can all sit down and enjoy together before the day gets going.