Tortilla Hummus Rollups

It's summer! And we are moving into our new house this month 🙂 So for the time being, I will get to post once a week until we are settled - sorry there will be fewer posts, but I promise they will be fun! To start, here's a way to pull off dinner prep in… Continue reading Tortilla Hummus Rollups

BBQ Popcorn

Happy Friday friends! Today I'd like to share the way we make our popcorn - while this is basic, common knowledge around the US, making popcorn at home in Europe usually involves an involved setup: Most people will attempt it only with a special machine, or can't find the kernels at their local grocery store.… Continue reading BBQ Popcorn

Asparagus-Mango Rice

A big Thank You to Slow Farm for starting the U-Pick season so early this year! We had a fantastic experience picking asparagus and eating not just a few shoots fresh on the field 🙂 They were juicy, tender, and mild - the perfect companion to a bold, fresh taste like mango. Which we had… Continue reading Asparagus-Mango Rice

Baba Ganoushadillas

Ilian recently developed a taste for Baba Ganoush (and red pepper hummus), and besides growing about 50 baby eggplant plants to honor this, we have explored ways to incorporate the new food into our meals. Here's one: vegan quesadillas. How? Isn't the main point of quesadillas the queso? Sure, but if you think about it,… Continue reading Baba Ganoushadillas

Dried Fruit Polenta

Welcome sunlight! We are loving this spring, Ilian especially. The warm days let us breathe deep, play outside with friends, and feel alive 🙂 To invite some of the sun's rays onto our plates, we cooked a glowing, sweet, and filling side dish with just a few ingredients: polenta with dried fruit. Ilian liked adding… Continue reading Dried Fruit Polenta

Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

I couldn't resist peeling the potatoes outside yesterday. It takes a few minutes which are much better spent sitting on the back door steps under the bird nest, watching Ilian balance bike than standing over the sink 🙂 We needed them for our rather unhealthy dinner last night: hash browns! With leftover shredded red beets,… Continue reading Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

Tomato Planting with Kids

Welcome back! We made it out of a week of bad colds throughout the family and went right back to gardening 🙂 It's the season! Here's a truly easy way to grow LOTS of great tomatoes: Buy a tomato at the store that looks and smells fantastic (our favorite is the type of heirloom tomato… Continue reading Tomato Planting with Kids