The Holidays are FINALLY over! Hooray!!! Work has finally begun to slow down and I have had some time to go snowboarding and cook for myself again. I made it through with only having two sick days. *Knock on wood* My herb plants have gotten huge, leaving me with an abundance of sage, rosemary and thyme. I also planted the bottom stalks of my scallions and they grow like an inch a day! If you have never tried replanting your scallions or celery you must try it! Here is a good article about plants you can re-grow: 12 Vegetables That Magically Regrow Themselves. I have tried, and succeeded, in regrowing bok choy, celery, scallions and lettuce. I think I will try the pineapple and avocado for kicks!
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!