Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 24

Marinated Roast Leg of Lamb

Spring is a great time to have fresh lamb. I recently purchased a whole leg of lamb and divided it; some for stew and some for roasting. Stew is more of a winter type meal and a lamb roast is excellent for springtime. I seasoned a 2 pound section of the lamb leg (sirloin tip) …

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Mar 23

A very different Lasagna!

Whenever I enter the kitchen to cook, I try to engage the creative process in the hope that, whatever I prepare, it will be delicious and unique. Sometimes I like to get really creative! Today, was one of those days. This is an unconventional lasagna with some very traditional Italian ingredients. It is not …

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Mar 21

Nuts and dried fruit.

Recently, I found a terrific source for nuts. Specifically, whole, raw cashews and pistachios. In searching for a supplier of nuts, I found that most companies do the unthinkable — roasting nuts in oil! This is completely unnecessary, because raw nuts are loaded with their own natural oil and do not need any additional …

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Mar 19

I hate graveyards and old pawn shops…

************* Souvenirs by John Prine All the snow has turned to water Christmas days have come and gone Broken toys and faded colors Are all that’s left to linger on I hate graveyards and old pawn shops For they always bring me tears I can’t forgive the way they rob me Of my childhood souvenirs …

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Mar 17

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

Corned Beef and Cabbage (aka New England Boiled Dinner) is a standard fare on this day. Corned Beef and Cabbage with a strong brew. ************* Who was St. Patrick? Follow the link and learn. He is celebrated as the patron saint of Ireland. Celebrated religiously within Ireland and in a secular and usually drunken manner …

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Mar 14

First Crocus!

First Crocus by Kevin Neary First crocus, how you make my heart sing! Sunshine and warmth with you bring. Oh, harbinger of that glorious Spring! Snow and ice are melting away Light grows brighter each lengthening day. The soil grows warm and though you will not last long. Behold, you are such a welcome little …

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Mar 03

Breaking the fast.

In a post last week, I wrote a short article about fasting and detox. After five days, I am ready to start the process of reintroducing whole foods to my system. After drinking orange juice for a day and a half, I’ve made a delicious vegetable soup. The foundation ingredient for the soup is lentil. …

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