As many of you know, I have had the privilege to play around with a new SousVide Supreme water bath over the last couple of months! I have worked in many fine-dining restaurants that use sous-vide to cook proteins for their menu. I was very curious to see how a home sous-vide would work.
The holidays are just around the corner; what will you be making? For those of you who are not sure, I’ve compiled a list of my top 30 favorite holiday recipes. There are some sweet, some savory, some for the early morning and some for late night. Enjoy!
I officially bought my first Christmas tree. It is a living 1 1/2 ft European Cypress. I am so excited that I found a living tree! Ben also got us a pine candle. Needless to say we are feeling quite festive here in the mountains. The Christmas spirit has also made me want to cook festive food, even dessert- something that I don’t normally crave.
Winter has arrived in Summit County. We have been getting feet on feet of snow! I am struggling to keep my plants alive in my little apartment. As for my eating habits, I am in winter-mode full swing. There have been a lot of potatoes and winter squash in my life. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a delicious Turkey recipe with all of you. I have been eating turkey quite a bit for the last few weeks, but somehow am still not sick of it! I have been playing around with my new SousVide Supreme also and have some delicious creations to share with you over the next few weeks.
The week after daylight savings is always a bit rough for me. As if preparing for the long, cold winter ahead wasn’t hard enough- now we have to watch the sun set before we eat dinner! It is easy to fall into the darkness and be bitter, but it is also easy to turn Bob Marley onto my Pandora (pretend I am on an island) and cook up some food that will make me smile. A positive outlook on the winter ahead is the only way to make it through!
Over the last two months, I have had the privilege to test out Walmart’s
new Walmart To-Go program. I was a little hesitant to participate at first, but decided to give it a go. I was curious to see how many organic food items they would have available, now that they have their Wild Oats organic line.
For months, I have seen the Harvest Snaps bags on top of our salad bar at my Whole Foods. They always seemed to fly of the shelves, but I had never tried them. I had no idea what I was missing! Recently, I was able to try 6 different flavors of Harvest Snaps; I think I am addicted.
Summer has officially ended. There are no more leftover zucchinis lurking in my fridge, the cute little baby heirloom tomatoes are gone, and my herb plants have had enough. I just bought a new pair of snow boots, I added an extra blanket to our bed, and Arapahoe Basin has officially opened the white strip of death (this is when the ski hill opens with only one run).