Ginger beef noodle soup

Yahoo! Tonight I concocted a recipe from mostly-local, wintery foods that do not taste like Midwestern Winter Food: and Asian-style ginger beef noodle soup. It was quite simple: A pint of home-canned stew beef with its broth. You could sub any cooked beef in slices or chunks. Carrots Cabbage Mushrooms Fresh ginger Soy sauce/tamari/Bragg’s RiceContinue reading “Ginger beef noodle soup”

OMG Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

Criminy! These are the best waffles I’ve ever made.  Prepare them at your peril – you may never want to eat anything else ever again. Very simple. Preheat your waffle iron and stir together: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup buckwheat flour 2 cups pumpkin or squashContinue reading “OMG Pumpkin Pecan Waffles”

“Bring one thing” potlucks

One very tiny wonderful thing – out of a whole slew of wonderfulnesses – that came out of a fabulous lunch with two awesome ladies today was the idea of a “modular potluck” or “bring one thing” potluck. We all love the idea of getting together over good local food, but potlucks bring a bigContinue reading ““Bring one thing” potlucks”

Dinner made of fabulosity

Cheese and salami dinner Originally uploaded by espring4224 Scott and I made a deal that when the weather was cool enough for the first fire of the season, we’d scarper off to Morgan & York, pick up some salami and cheese, and have a dinner picnic in front of the fire. That auspicious day wasContinue reading “Dinner made of fabulosity”

One Stone Carbon Challenge

If you read this blog, you’re probably familiar with the idea of global warming, and you know that it is going to have serious effects in the coming decades (see this image only if you want to be depressed). You may also know that scientists are suggesting there is a “point of no return” whereContinue reading “One Stone Carbon Challenge”

Great gifts from Oxfam

I’m sure many of you know about Heifer International, which provides livestock and training to folks around the world (including the US). You can “give a gift of a flock of chickens” to a friend; your friend receives a card, and a family somewhere in the world gets the chickens. Oxfam has a similar typeContinue reading “Great gifts from Oxfam”