I love Asian inspired food. I’m not calling it Asian food because the American versions that we are all familiar with are not exactly accurate. Having never been to the continent (someday!) I don’t have much experience with anything else. But in all seriousness, give me all the soy, ginger, and garlic. I love them. I’m also pretty in love with umami, I mean who isn’t? Roasted tomatoes, soy, mushrooms, oh so much yum….
Oh man, this weather. It’s 70 degrees one day and freezing the next, and then theres crazy day-long storms in between. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a cool morning that turns into a warm afternoon. It’s one of my favorite parts of fall, but when whole weeks are mood swinging worse than my 3-month-old, it gets a little annoying….
Salsa is a staple in our house. Chuck eat’s the stuff almost every day. He really loves it over eggs in the morning, and I’m not going to stop him. After all, salsa is all vegetables, and we could use whatever help we can get in that department.
Like just about everyone who’s into canning, I get excited every year at the prospect of tomato season. The one time of year when tomatoes are available in abundance. The one time of year when you can get your hands on a fresh sun ripened tomato. Tomatoes harvest at just the right time and eaten right away can actually be startlingly sweet and flavorful.
Around here, corn is only supposed to be “knee high by the fourth of July” as the saying goes, so that means we aren’t seeing much for fresh ears locally. Thankfully our friends just south of us are already starting to get some perfectly sweet ripe corn and it’s showing up at farmers markets stands….