Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not just for salads. . .

So here I am, so excited to share a Foodie Friday blog with you! This is a great meme, hosted at designs by Gollum! Head on over using the link on my page and check out the other recipes everyone has shared!

Looking below you're thinking SALAD right? NOPE!! I'ts braised radishes! Quick, easy and really, really delicious. We belong to a CSA (community supported agriculture) which is what a co-op used to be. Every week we get our share of hydroponic, organically grown produce. We are in South Florida, so the growing season is October through May. This week we got some huge, beautiful red-top radishes and I just couldn't imagine eating that much salad so I tried something new.
I cut up the radishes, added garlic, black pepper and a little chicken broth and let them cook until tender. About 8 minutes.
I chopped the greens and added them last on top.
As they wilted I mixed it all together and splashed liberally with vinegar. I grabbed the first one in my cupboard which seriously happened to be this lovely champagne vinegar from a cooking lesson/gourmet restaurant & store in Natchez, Mississippi called High Cotton.
Here's the finished dish: It was really very tasty, I ate several spoonfuls before setting aside to join the rest of the meal! (in case you want to know it was chicken cacciatore with baby bell peppers- also a CSA item).
Thanks for visiting, I hope you try this dish, it was surprisingly easy and very unique!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The furriest Bee

Hello! Here's my contribution to PINK Saturday, hosted by Beverly! Head on over and check out all the pink posts! There's always so many fun things to see!

Below is a picture that I took at Walt Disney World in Orlando, just outside the Small World ride! It's a very, very furry bumblebee! I'm posting this because, well, the flowers are pink, and also because I have been a busy, busy bee myself lately.

Just the past couple of weeks I am working again, for the first time since my oldest (who's 4) was born. It's great fun and I love what I do, but it takes so much arranging, making sure the kids are getting picked up, and watched and well. . . you know! I'm only working very part time, but it's still a lot of planning.

I don't know what these flowers are called. . . do you? This bee was so cute, he was really very furry, I wanted so much to pet him! My husband says that even the cute ones sting! Do furry bees like this sting? I guess so, people would probably keep them for pets if they didn't right?
So, hello to everyone and I hope your Saturday goes beautifully!