There is this a stretch on Route 151 in Nelson County Virginia that is lined with beautiful scenery, including vineyards, brewery’s and cidery’s. A few weeks ago when Jessica was here, we decided to do a tour. I live less than 20 minutes from this gorgeous area of Virginia, and often imbibe in the libations and […]Read More.
This year I have decided to be more adventurous with my garden than normal. I planted all the usual culprits of course, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and cucumbers…but I also broke outside of my comfort zone and planted some jalapeno and poblano peppers, strawberries, and several types of lettuce. Now for all the very seasoned gardeners […]Read More.
In honor of this beautiful weather I am experiencing I wanted to make a frozen treat to enjoy on those warm summer days. I have had frozen bananas before as an ice cream substitute and found them surprisingly satisfying. Since I dont have a banana ice cream maker I decided to dip them in chocolate and freeze them instead. I mean how could that turn out bad right?Read More.
Oh summer. Now that I have a school aged kid (OMG, I can’t believe I have a school aged kid) summer is fun again. It hasn’t been fun since I graduated from college and had to actually work over the summer. But, watching my almost 5 year old enjoy all that summer has to […]Read More.
Easter is such a difficult holiday for the healthy eater. Really, there are no traditional Easter recipes that are truly clean! Jessica and I are always looking for a challenge, and this one definitely was a challenge. If you have read our blog before, you know we talk a lot about ingredient swapping.Read More.
It was then I set out on a mission to create something that would satisfy my craving for my old favorite treat. At first I wanted to make it with hazelnuts like the original, but after a while I began to think that I might like an almond butter version better. I mean honestly….almond butter is already so good on its own…how could adding chocolate to it be a bad idea?Read More.
Yum My husband’s side of the family has some strong Danish roots. His grandmother was adamant that each of her grandchildren learn as much as possible about what that meant to her. And, mostly it meant food. She was an amazing cook. I have heard legendary stories about the food she created over the years. […]Read More.
I was looking for something fun for Valentine’s Day this year. Because let’s face it, once you have kids, its no longer just about you and your sweetie. My daughter loves chocolate and strawberries, so I thought it was the perfect kitchen activities for us. But, as I was making these I kept thinking how fun it would be to make this with my hubby. I mean I had chocolate ALL over. It would have been fun to have someone there to help me lick it off. (Ha, sorry trying to get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, and after 7 years of marriage you have to take what you can get.)Read More.
So it’s finally here…February. What does that mean you ask? Well…it means it’s the coldest month of the year. In Connecticut…it means that as I am writing this we are getting 8 inches of snow and in a couple of hours I will have to go outside and dig out my car. It also means the fun sporting events like the Super Bowl and the 2014 Winter Olympics. There is one other thing February means…Valentines Day!
Now for me I could take or leave all the romantic stuff about Valentines Day. Don’t get me wrong, that stuff is great. But at the end of the day, isn’t the best part the food??? Breakfast in bed, lots of chocolate, fancy dinners…it is a food lovers dream.Read More.
The chocolate fondue is as simple as melting some chocolate. We use our sterno (non-electric) fondue pot for the chocolate. It mimics a double boiler. The chocolate can be done in either. If you don’t have two fondue pots or don’t want to clean the one you use for the main course, simply melt […]Read More.