Archive for September, 2009
Despite a sometimes overly busy lifestyle, we try to eat healthy, unprocessed, responsibly produced foods. We’re definitely not perfect, but there are a few recipes and habits that are making it easier to live up to the goal of wholesome eating. One of those is homemade hummus! Everyone likes it. It’s cheap to make and easy, and good for vegetarians (including vegans), and those with aversions to gluten, nuts and dairy. (more…)
A few photos of flowers blooming in our late summer garden. This is the garden is in its best stage. It feels like it’s finally gotten started – I wish I could keep gardening for another few months! I try not to think about the fact that today someone stumbled across my blog by entering the phrase “first frost calgary” into a search engine! The days are still warm enough to ignore that and to focus instead on documenting this gorgeous time of year that we all have in mind during those other months of planting seeds, choosing perennials, leafing through gardening books and catalogues and dreaming of next year’s garden. (more…)
In addition to muffins and scones, egg stratas are a big part of our weekend breakfast menu. I’ve written about this before, but after enjoying a new recipe today, I thought it would be worth revisiting. Strata, in my opinion, is one of the foods that actually tastes BETTER made with gluten-free ingredients – rice bread makes the dish much softer and fluffier than a wheat-based bread.
Seeing a ladybug crawl across the leaves of a plant is a universal symbol of all that is right in the world. Warmth and light, a temperate calm in the air, the grace and harmony of nature in one of its simplest and fullest expressions. Those old adages about truth and beauty. Timeless scene or tired cliche? I’m leaning firmly toward the former.