Monday, January 24, 2011

meatless dinner

tonight,we had a meatless meal....yummy. i am cooking a greek dinner tomorrow night for friends. since i've been reading greek recipes, i got in the mood for greek i made one tonight along with brussel sprouts, quinoa/brown rice,and a very spicy slaw i made yesterday w/thai hot peppers i grew last summer. (from the freezer) it was quite tasty...

winter greens

i planted some greens in nov. in the greenhouse @ hillbilly mkt. someone built some raised beds out of pallets. i wasn't sure how well they would grow. guess what????? awesome!!!!!
it is wonderful to be able to go cut fresh greens every day.
check them out!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

a fishy dinner

orzo w/ peas and mint

red snapper and swiss chard
rainbow chard

i made a very delicious dip....Muhammara, (roasted red pepper/walnut dip) i used veggies to dip.
for dinner i made sauteed swiss chard, red snapper, and orzo with peas, mint, and parmesan.yummy...

Saturday, January 22, 2011


 Recipe was in the Observer on Wednesday - I just got back from New Orleans so I was excited to make it!

Make a quick chicken broth
Make a roux

shred the bone-in chicken breasts that were boiled to make the broth

Cook some veggies in the roux then add the broth

Add some browned sausage and shrimp and put in the shredded chicken

Yummy!  Serve over white rice (or brown if that is all you have - like me!)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

after new year food

i have some wonderful greens growing in the greenhouse @ hillbilly produce mkt.
the arugula came up but did not grow! the mesclun greens have done great. we had them for dinner along with roasted whole chicken legs (baucom's best) brussel sprouts,
cabbage and carrots with tons of was great.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

snow fall in north carolina

wow....what an incredible sight!!!!
a white day after Christmas in charlotte

new year 2011

happy new year everyone!!!!!!!

i am going to be better about blogging...i am going to be better ab...................... that is my resolution!!!!!!!!

so here we go !!!!!!!!!!!!!

after much over indulging.....last night we had a light shrimp veggie stir-fry...very good.

i went to charleston,sc over the holidays and brought back some local shrimp from Whole Foods.