We enjoyed a fun weekend & some lovely spring weather! There’s a reason they say “April showers bring May flowers” - the world around us is finally, really turning green again; the trees, shrubs, & flowers are blooming &, most importantly for us, our garden is coming to life! The onions we planted several weeks ago haveContinue Reading

So I had a craving for some fried food, and thought I would try something new…beer-battered tempeh. Its kind of like chicken tenders without the chicken. They were pretty tasty morsels and packets of fried nutty goodness, but then again most fried food is delicious, so try them out forContinue Reading

So I don’t know exactly what awesome sauce is; I first heard it the phrase while watching a video of a laser cutter playing the theme song to Super Mario Bros. That was definitely awesome. When Val tasted the sauce, it set her mouth ablaze with spiciness and flavor, andContinue Reading

I cook a lot, so as one of my colleagues whose husband also cooks a lot noted, cooking isn’t something that is necessarily a special occasion. But for Valentine’s Day I usually try to up my game and make something that I have never made or try to experiment byContinue Reading

For this Valentine’s Day I decided that I wanted to make something spicy and sweet (with chocolate in the dish of course), so mole it was. As we mentioned in another recent post, a few years ago we visited Rick Bayless’ Frontera Grill and chowed down on some delicious OaxacanContinue Reading

Ahoy all! Tonight was taco night as were several days last week, we have had a serious craving for tacos lately and have been making and eating them like fiends. This all started some time ago when we found Mark and Amy’s tempeh tostadas recipe and started adding our ownContinue Reading

When we first moved here one of Val’s colleagues had us over for dinner and we ate a dish they called the Fraumann Special. At its basic it is garlic and spinach sauteed in olive oil, fettucini, and sun-dried tomatoes tossed together. Val had a hankering for it lately, butContinue Reading