Archive for March, 2014

Peeling Asparagaus

Peeling Asparagaus

After years of buying pencil thin asparagus spears, I’ve recently discovered that I actually prefer asparagus with a thicker stalk. However, when the stalks are thicker the bottom of the stalks can become woody. Numerous times I’ve seen television chefs demonstrate how to bend the asparagus spear until it snaps. They say that the section of the spear above […]

By March 27, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

Mom’s Tuna Macaroni Casserole

My mother’s tuna macaroni casserole will dispel the notion that tuna casserole is a distasteful conglomeration of tuna, noodles, peas and canned soup. This tuna casserole is a light, fluffy mixture of eggs, bread, cheese, pasta and tuna. It’s best described as a combination of cheese strata and macaroni and cheese. This tuna casserole is comfort food at its best. Even picky […]

By March 19, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Market Bag Tutorial

Market Bag Tutorial

I use a shameful amount of plastic bags when I go grocery shopping. Out of guilt, I decided to make myself a few reusable, fabric market bags. It should have been a simple task, but it wasn’t! The first bag I designed was very complicated to sew and I was unhappy with its proportions. I started over. I made an improved bag […]

By March 16, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Microwave Strawberry Oatmeal

Microwave Strawberry Oatmeal

It’s starting to feel like Spring here in the desert. Flowers are blooming. . . and bees are buzzing. With Springtime, comes California strawberries. They’re already in the markets. I’m making strawberry oatmeal. It’s a delicious, hearty breakfast, perfect for a cool Spring morning. I have never been a big fan of oatmeal. I have bad childhood memories of being forced […]

By March 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Make Your Own Gift Box

Make Your Own Gift Box

Richard and I are going to a birthday party today. I still have to wrap the present. It’s a small size gift, in a very boring brown box. Not very classy! I’ve decided I’m going to cover the box with a festive, glittery paper. When it comes to wrapping gifts, I’m all for using what I have on hand. I’d rather put my […]

By March 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →