Takeout Series Two

Today’s addition to the takeout series is Thai food. Kevin and I have long bonded over Thai food, even before we were dating. Out of all types of restaurants, it has always been a Thai one that is our favorite/most frequented, first in Indiana, then Detroit, then Durham. And if you happen to have a … More Takeout Series Two

Carolina Girl

A minor discussion about cured pork products and a few easy, economical, family-friendly recipes. I may be a disgrace to Southerners everywhere by being allergic to both collard greens and okra (true story), but I have always loved pork (even when I was vegetarian, I just couldn’t eat it). Well, let me amend that; I … More Carolina Girl

The Middle Men

An old discussion about where I shop and why… and how I believe we manage health and economy. I am going to go ahead and re-vamp some posts from The Green Notebook (my old blog) to get us caught up on some of the information I shared way back then. The first is the second … More The Middle Men

Smoothie Blues

We don’t like to abandon smoothies in the wintertime, even though some of you in the north might think we’re nuts. (Yes, I understand that an icy drink might not sit well in your heavily mittened hands as you stand shivering at the bus stop.) But as my husband keeps making his same old standby … More Smoothie Blues

Leftover Revolution

I sense there is a thing going on in the food world across America, and it’s centered around leftovers. It could just have been that one episode of Chopped where the Food Network execs gave the okay to torture their four contestants with surprise baskets of—not the usual bizarre foods but—leftovers. Or it could be … More Leftover Revolution