Chili Cook Off at Keller Williams Realty Boise last week. I did not win. However, I can say that I had no chili left. Hmmm. How on earth can real pork shoulder compare to ground beef!!! And beans! No beans for goodness sakes!..... Oh well. Here is the recipe that many asked for. You all... Continue Reading →
What’s in Your Pantry?
That is exactly what I asked myself yesterday. Home bound with a cold. My strategy for colds is to lay low for 24-36 hours and yes, I do beat that cold. I do have help from plenty of liquids, vitamin C and Zinc, tea and good food. Not wanting to leave the house - God... Continue Reading →
Savory Plum Sauce or Plum Chipotle BBQ Sauce – You Decide!
This year a hard freeze or two affected the fruit tree harvest in the Treasure Valley, so my quest to find plums turned in to a decision on where to purchase plums. Naturally, I had to buy local, too. After strolling the Capital City Public Market one Saturday, I walked by the Waterwheel Gardens booth. I asked... Continue Reading →
Man Cave Defined
I just sold a home in the Lower Highlands in Boise, Idaho that has a detached man cave, similar to one of the photos in this article from houzz.com. Funny thing is, a man cave is indeed important to any couple. After all, us ladies love the pampering at day spa, so why wouldn't our guys... Continue Reading →
Summer Salad Battle!
Well, I'm trying the wheat free gig after reading the Wheat Belly Cookbook and giving up certain foods is not as difficult as you may think. It is a matter of making a commitment to your health and discovering numerous websites to rely on for ideas and recipes. In my quest for summer salads, brown rice and... Continue Reading →
I have a love affair with zucchini. Ok. I said it. I grate my zucchs on the largest hole on my grater and use the zucchini on everything I possibly can. Toss over a salad instead of cheese. Toss on a quesadilla to add to the mix. Add to soups. The list is endless. So,... Continue Reading →
Bon Appétit or How Julia Childs’ Childhood Kitchen Got a Makeover
Being a foodie at heart, this article from houzz.com piqued my interest in two seconds flat! Considering a remodel for a historic home takes a team of talent and worth every penny. From your designer to the architect to a contractor, qualified professionals will guide you through a process that should be not only fun... Continue Reading →
I saw a recipe online this week, and decided to try it in my attempt to be more wheat free. Traditional tabbouleh uses bulgur and I honestly, I have not made tabbouleh for years because of this. I wanted something healthier. Why not cauliflower? And, while I am at it, why not use arugula? Cauliflower... Continue Reading →
Vegetable Chile Verde
A request was made for a vegetable chile verde soup for Friday night before a group of us girls went to the Idaho Botanical Garden for the Winter Garden Aglow event. Delicious dinner and we went to the gardens with very happy tummies! Verde Sauce 1.5 lbs fresh tomatillos 4 garlic cloves, not peeled 1... Continue Reading →
Outdoor Lighting to Make Your Landscape Glow
Loved the ideas here from Houzz! Try to guess my favourite.....