We are an ovo-lacto vegetarian household, although Morningstar Farms makes me a lazy vegetarian at home. In our ecology of food we still purchase mass-produced, vegetarian burgers, recipe crumbles and chik patties. It’s an easy dinner to warm one up, … Continue reading
I found jars of mole and adobo paste in the pantry. They expired a long time ago but that didn’t stop me from re-hydrating a jar with home made vegetable broth and making a dish with tofu. Using prepared mole … Continue reading
I put Thanksgiving leftovers in a plastic dish for my lunch at the home, farm and auto supply store. Low levels of activity characterized the last week. Once I finished morning sessions at my writing desk, I didn’t leave the … Continue reading
I spent much of Black Friday loading customer vehicles with large, bulky items that were on sale. It was often a three-person job. Management had us come in an hour before the store opened at 6 a.m. to put the … Continue reading
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What does a Thanksgiving menu look like in an ovo-lacto vegetarian household? Roasted pumpkin seeds Pickles and crudités Deviled eggs Wild rice pilaf Baked sweet potato Steamed green peas Kale and black beans in tomato sauce Cranberry relish Apple crisp … Continue reading
This year’s holiday season is just beginning. I’ve been reluctant to turn the page on a year of transition and hesitate still. We’re writing a Thanksgiving Day menu together and thus far know there will be our special recipes for … Continue reading
Part of my barter agreement at two Community Supported Agriculture farms was participation in fall shares. I pick up the final share this afternoon and sweet mother of Mary that’s a lot of vegetables. Now that I’ve learned to make … Continue reading