Miso-Ginger Rice Noodle Soup

This summer, I spent two weeks in Boston, at a PhD residency.  9 of the days were at Lesley University, Porter Campus, which is in Cambridge.  On the first floor of Lesley, there is a corridor with seven or eight Asian restaurants, with every variety you can imagine… sushi, Korean food, Thai food… and… a…

Something New Popped Up

Yes, I realize my blog post title is “corny”… pun intended.  I will also admit to eating popcorn while I am writing this post… it seemed only fitting. I recently found out about a fairly new company, based in Arizona, called Kettle Heroes.  Founded by brothers Rudi and Aaron Sinykin, Kettle Heroes makes many varieties…

Vegan Pesto

We are trying to cut down on dairy this week, especially since Logan has had a touch of the crud that’s going around, with congestion.  I had a craving for pesto tonight, and was trying to figure out what to substitute for the cheese… the answer is, you don’t need to substitute something for cheese,…

Babka Like Your Bubbe Made

Mmmmmm….. Tastes like my Grandma Lil’s baking!  This package of love arrived at my doorstep today.  The owners of the company Small Batch Baking Company actually sent me their product via 2-day delivery, but Tucson having lost a postal distribution center, these goodies didn’t arrive for almost a week.  They offered to send out a new batch,…

Arizona Adventures: Bisbee Part One

The theme of this summer has been travel and adventure.  I did a few firsts, including first cruise, first time in Alaska, first time in Canada and first trip with my mom as adults.  Logan did more firsts than most her age, including first overseas travel, first time in many countries in Europe, first time…

South American Pick Me Up

Today’s post is simple… you don’t really need to know how to cook, nor do you need to chase down hard-to-find ingredients.  It’s a tea-type of beverage, called maté, which I was first introduced to my by stepmom, Marta Bercovitch.  She drinks a steaming cup of maté every morning, out of a silver straw with…

Avocado Hummus – No Tahini!

I signed up to make dinner for all of the vegetarians for the Rincon-University Marching Band, for tomorrow’s practice.  The direction I was given was to make something that would go with a fruit cup and a roll.  Hmmmm…. how about hummus for the roll?  I only needed to make 12 dinners, but I ended…

Vegan Cream of Corn Soup

I’m still using the amazing, sweet, crunchy fresh ears of corn that we picked up in Wilcox last week.  Summer is a great time to get fresh corn.  You can remove it from the cob, blanch it, then bag and freeze it.  I didn’t bother with that process, because we like eating it so much,…

Wilcox Salad

Fresh and tangy Today we made our second annual trek to Wilcox, AZ to pick peaches at Apple Annie’s Orchard and fresh vegetables at Apple Annie’s Produce and Pumpkins, which is a farm where you can go out into the field and pick all your own items, right off the stalks!  It’s such a fun…

Farmers’ Market Finds

Today I finally made it to my most favorite farmers’ market in the area, the Community Food Bank sponsored Santa Cruz River Market, at Mercado San Augustin, located at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, which is just west of downtown, off of Congress St.  It’s held on Thursdays, from 4 pm – 7 pm in…

Jazzed Up Tofu Scrambler

Between going on a 7-day cruise to Alaska and getting my teen daughter ready for a musical trip to Europe… there hasn’t been much time to blog… let alone prep vegetables and otherwise get ready for the summer months.  Yesterday I went to Market on the Move, for the first time in about a month. …

A Powerful Pinch

Trying out newly certified kosher products… it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right?  I love finding products that have a story behind them.  I found out about Urban Sproule from the O-U Kosher list of newly certified products.  I contacted Sarah Sproule, the founder of the company.  She actually grew up…