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Colleen_C_C19 April

  • Baked a Camembert cheese & served it with croissants & French-roast coffee, as well as fruit “side dishes” of lovely ripe d’Anjou pear slices, blackberries, & blueberries smile22 hours ago

Colleen_C_C14 April

Just a note of gratitude:

  • for eggs … even omitting the yolks, & simply boiled, with a little salt, they are so satisfying of a protein craving
  • and for “my Egg Lady,” whose chickens produce the wonderful brown orbs—& in ever-greater profusion as Spring rolls, stretches herself, yawns, & begins to wake…

smile5 days ago


Colleen_C_C12 & 13 April

  • side dish of sliced mozzarella fresca wrapped in basil leaves
  • “mondo” salad of mixed lettuces, with sliced fresh strawberries & candied pecans, with boiled eggs (no yolks) for protein

smile6 days ago


Colleen_C_C11 April

  • homemade salad of chopped fresh basil, Roma tomatoes, & mozzarella cheese, lightly dressed with a Balsamico/olive oil mixture
  • homemade “dessert pizza” of fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberri, raspberries, & sliced kiwi fruit, atop a yogurt-cream cheese mixture slathered on a baked pizza crust

yummy1 week ago


Colleen_C_C7 April

“The Weekend Special” grin

  • pan-fried eggs (using half the yolks), seasoning them with a little sea salt & black pepper, as well as a goodly amount of dried onions, & then placing them on toasted whole grain bread to make a hearty breakfast sandwich smile1 week ago

Colleen_C_C1 April

  • pan-fried eggs (using half the yolks), seasoning them with a little sea salt & black pepper, then placing them on toasted & lightly “buttered” sour dough bread, in order to make a hearty breakfast sandwich smile2 weeks ago

Colleen_C_C30 - 31 March

  • Assembled a mondo salad, using mixed/chopped lettuces, greens, & veggies as the base, & adding chopped apple, blueberries, & cherry tomatoes for pizzazz, plus boiled eggs (with half the yolks)for protein: it was so big that I made two meals of it—& so good that it didn’t even need a dressing smile2 weeks ago

Colleen_C_C29 March

  • a quick & easy one-dish meal: all-beef frankfurters mixed with sauerkraut & sauteed onion & cooked together ‘til good-’n-hot

yummy3 weeks ago


Colleen_C_C23 March

BRUNCH:

  • pan-fried eggs (using half the yolks), seasoning them with dried onions, sea salt, & black pepper, to make a hearty sandwich

SUPPER:

  • a quick & easy one-dish meal: all-beef frankfurters mixed with sauerkraut & sauteed onion & cooked together ‘til good-’n-hot

tasty3 weeks ago


Colleen_C_C16 March

  • Assembled a mondo salad, using mixed greens with chopped veggies as the base, adding cherry tomatoes & sliced avocado, plus low-fat Mozzarella cheese, boiled eggs (with half the yolks), & turkey deli meat for protein, & then topping it all off with a low-fat Balsamic vinegar dressing smile4 weeks ago

DarkDogBanana Bread

Yay! 4 weeks ago


Colleen_C_C15 March

  • Re-run: more Navy beans, precooked then sauteed with some ham chunks & onion, & seasoned with a little sea salt & black pepper yummy1 month ago

DarkDogMy old hand mixer

broke down on the weekend. So I ordered a new one. It arrived today and I am amazed. It’s soooo much more quiet and easier to hold. Nice. 1 month ago


Colleen_C_C11 March

  • Takes a loooong time to cook Navy beans soft enough—but they’re worth the wait, seasoned with a little sea salt & black pepper, & sauteed with ham chunks & onion smile1 month ago

Colleen_C_C9 March

BRUNCH:

  • Baked a Brie cheese & served it with sourdough French bread & French-roast coffee, as well as fruit “side dishes” of lovely ripe d’Anjou pear slices & fresh red-grapefruit juice

SUPPER:

  • Steamed some young asparagus, offering a choice of “butter” or “mayo” to dress it; although tasty, this batch was not quite so good as the last one (the spears are beginning to be a bit woody), & serving Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, & mixed roasted/salted nuts on the side

smile1 month ago


Colleen_C_C3 March

  • Soup & Sand(wiches) smile1 month ago

Colleen_C_C2 March

Supper at home:

  • Sauteed some purple onion (nearing the end of our CSA stash) in olive oil; added some sliced fresh tomatoes, some jarred tomato sauce, a can of pinto beans, & some (cooked) white rice; heated the mixture together in a big pan & seasoned it with a little black pepper & sea salt; then finally – when it was well mixed & steaming hot – melted some grated cheese over it smile1 month ago

Colleen_C_C1 March

BRUNCH:

  • Baked a Brie cheese to eat with some good sourdough bread, serving (nonfat) Greek vanilla joghurt – with fig preserves mixed in – on the side

SUPPER:

  • Quick & easy one-dish meal: all-beef frankfurters mixed with sauerkraut & cooked together until nice & hot

tasty1 month ago


Colleen_C_C28 February

  • Fried-egg sandwich, enlivened with dried onions & sliced Swiss cheese, on sour dough bread yum1 month ago

Colleen_C_C27 February

  • Steamed some lovely young asparagus, serving it with a choice of “butter” or “mayo” on the side—even better than last week’s batch! smile1 month ago

Colleen_C_C21, 22, & 23 February

  • Assembled sandwiches (turkey breast & provolone, roast beef & Swiss, rotisserie chicken & jack cheese, with a variety of condiments) & munched on a variety of relishes (dill, sweet, & bread-and-butter pickles; yellow banana & sweet-hot red-ball peppers; balsamic-marinated cippolini onions) smile1 month ago

Colleen_C_C16 February

  • Baked a Brie cheese to eat with some good sourdough bread, & steamed some lovely young asparagus, serving it with choice of “butter” or “mayo” on the side smile2 months ago

Colleen_C_C15 February

  • Sauteed some vegetables – fresh onion, mushrooms, & sweet pepper – & fried some eggs, fresh from our friend’s farm hens (using just half the yolks & margarine instead of butter), together in a big pan, then added pre-cooked white rice, seasoning the mixture with soy sauce & black pepper, then cooked it all together until it was steaming hot, & melted some grated “Four Cheese Blend” over it smile2 months ago

Colleen_C_C10 February

  • Assembled a mondo salad, using mixed greens with chopped veggies as the base, adding cherry tomatoes, snow peas, & diced cucumber, plus low-fat Mozzarella cheese & chickpeas for protein, & then topping it all off with a low-fat Balsamic vinegar dressing smile2 months ago

Colleen_C_C8 February

  • For brunch, baked a Brie cheese, accompanied by some good sourdough bread & fresh ripe (non-local) strawberries
  • For supper, assembled a mondo salad, using Italian-style greens & Romaine lettuce as the base, then adding chopped red-ripe tomatoes, diced low-fat Mozzarella cheese, chopped fresh apple, & some candied pecans as a topping

yummy2 months ago


Colleen_C_C7 February

  • Sauteed some fresh purple onion (left from our CSA at the farmers’ market, still!), added white rice, black-eyed peas, & fresh yellow tomatoes, then cooked it all together until it was steaming hot, & melted some grated “Mexican” cheese blend over it smile2 months ago

Colleen_C_C4 February

  • Sauteed some fresh purple onion (left from our CSA at the farmers’ market, still!), added white rice, black beans, & the last of the fresh red salsa, then cooked it all together until it was steaming hot, & melted some grated “Mexican” cheese blend over it yummy2 months ago

Colleen_C_C3 February

  • Fried-egg sandwiches (with fresh eggs from a friend’s farm) 2 months ago

Colleen_C_C2 February

  • Re-combined some leftovers to make a tasty mid-day meal (steamed white rice with salmon & asparagus) smile2 months ago

Colleen_C_C1 February

  • Sauteed some fresh purple onion (left from our CSA at the farmers’ market, still!), added white rice, black-eyed peas, & fresh red salsa, then cooked it all together until it was steaming hot, & melted some grated “Nacho-style” cheese mix over it

&

  • mixed together some frozen non-fat/non-dairy “whipped cream” with pineapple chunks, mandarin orange slices, mini-marshmallows, & shredded dried coconut, for a homemade “Ambrosia salad”

yummy2 months ago


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