Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo

The perfect Cajun gumbo is not exactly a soup…not exactly a stew…but an ultimately thick and hearty dish consisting of the Cajun Holy Trinity…celery, bell peppers and onions…and perhaps one or several varieties of meat and seafood—such as andouille sausage, shrimp, and crab….and, what I think is the best part, the okra. The perfect Cajun gumboContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo”

Great Advice for Buying Grapes

When shopping for grapes, there are three questions that you should ask yourself… 1.  Are the grapes organic? 2.  Are the grapes fully ripe? How can I tell? 3.  What color are the grapes? What’s the difference?       ************************ 1.  Are the grapes organic? One of my goals in adopting a healthier lifestyle and learningContinue reading “Great Advice for Buying Grapes”

Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About

I feel like I have gone on so many tangents while writing this blog that they couldn’t possibly be counted.   I have gone all the way from learning to live a cruelty-free lifestyle and clean eating…to making scones with lots and lots of sugar and butter. This latest tangent has been a result ofContinue reading “Brisk Breakfasts to Brag About”

What’s Next?

One of the hardest things for me to do in the morning is to wake up…just to wake myself up…to wake up and function before having my normal two pots of coffee… But now that the “resident five year old” is going to “real” school, I am expected to not only wake up myself…but wakeContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Let’s All Get Boiling Mad Together

Yeah, I know…I said that we would crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid one food at a time…one tier at a time… But… My family will never be content to eat nutritional yeast and raw sweet potatoes for the rest of their lives. So instead I have been getting acquainted with all theContinue reading “Let’s All Get Boiling Mad Together”

Munich Schnitzel

Münchner Schnitzel…or Munich schnitzel) for those of us who took German in school or lived there and still can’t umlaut…is a type of schnitzel that that is prepared with horseradish and/or mustard before brading.     Meat 4 pork chops 1 tsp mustard, spicy brown 1 tsp horseradish sauce .Poud out or cube pork chops. Season with salt andContinue reading “Munich Schnitzel”

Chicken Parm Here at the Farm

    I am a piano player….I have been playing piano for about 45 years now…I play all the time for all sorts of people…yet I can’t play anything if it’s not already been written out and placed in front of me… In other words, I can’t play by ear or transpose…lost my full scholarshipContinue reading “Chicken Parm Here at the Farm”

Dreading the Breading

Fried food can be such a temptation, or even a luxury indulgence that you only have once in a while. It can also be quite intimidating to cook at home…anf if you are going to take the time, and the risk of getting burtned, it’s worth learning how to do it correcvtly. Those times thatContinue reading “Dreading the Breading”

The Eentsy Weentsy Spider Went Into the Frying Pan

My husband and I have been married, and most night making dinner for about thirt-five years now..but there’s one thing that I have noticed. I tend to gravitate toward those cooking methods that do not require you to stand by the stove for forty-five minutes “keeping an eye” on something…and actually lean more towards stirringContinue reading “The Eentsy Weentsy Spider Went Into the Frying Pan”

More Gift Ideas—Organic Food Subscription Boxes

  While we’re on the subject of healthy snacks, I thought that this would be a good time to share this list of twenty food subscription boxes again… 1.  Blue Apron Who:  People who want to experiment with fun and creative recipes, avoid grocery shopping, and adventurous chefs who enjoy trying new ingredients. What:  FreshContinue reading “More Gift Ideas—Organic Food Subscription Boxes”