In the mood for a quick dinner? How about the ever-adaptable tacos? You only need a handful of ingredients, some of which you probably already have in the fridge or pantry, and about 30 minutes to whip up a tasty meal. Below, we provide you with our favorite vegetarian tacos, with sweet potato and […]
The essential conditions of everything? Choice, Love and Passion!
Memba These? They were featured on our Summer Solstice Party Menu. Thought this recipe might come in handy for your Labor Day picnics! You’ll be the new favorite party goer or thrower!
BERRY POPS! A refreshing, frozen treat for a hot summer day!
Watch out! Succulents, which include cactus, are often associated with long, sharp spines, so handling them can be very tricky. Nonetheless, they make great house plants, because you can ignore them for weeks (oops – forgot to water the plants again) and they still survive. Know why? Because Succulents have a special way of handling photosynthesis! Transpiration, (when the carbon dioxide enters the plant and water escapes), takes place at night during the cooler, more humid night hours, and is then stored until daylight when the sun facilitates photosynthesis. This efficient process significantly reduces water loss enabling the plant to self-sustain during long periods without water. How’s that for sensible? And they happily grow in small containers too! Know what that means? It means that anyone, thanks to these great tips from Megan, can brag about a green thumb, even without a yard!
ad·ven·ture [ad-ven-cher] noun, verb, ad·ven·tured, ad·ven·tur·ing. 1. an exciting or very unusual experience. 2.participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure. 3.a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome. 4.a commercial or financial speculation of any kind; venture. (dictionary.com) EY is embarking on another adventure – through the local grocery store. We challenge you to find something you’ve never seen or heard of and give it a try. Of course, we can’t wait to hear about it. Meanwhile, feel free to join us our adventures…
“Have you been sea kayaking before?” said the guy, who was every bit a surfer dude. “Sure, I’ve kayaked before.” (ok -technically not on the ocean, but so be it). “Well, good – wouldn’t want an inexperienced kayaker out on those waves today….they’re reaaaal rough, even for someone who knows what they’re doing.” My heart began to pound as we signed off the waivers and put down the deposit. “Tell us, honestly,” I said. “Are we going to die?”
I’m from Minnesota originally and so “the beach” to me means a day near a lake where the biggest waves we get are from a passing speedboat pulling a couple kids on an inner tube behind it. Nonetheless, following an invitation to go sea kayaking with a couple of friends in Malibu, I said “Sure.” Why not? I mean, I’ve kayaked before. How different can it be on the ocean?
As our adventure into the world of beets comes to an end, we’ve found a sweet yet healthy concoction that is sure to please. Beet Smoothies – So Delicious – Your heart might just skip a beet!
Thinking Green? Then get ready to kiss your old lipstick good bye! The sweet, beautiful beet is not only delicious – it’s practical too. While you’re whipping up one of our Beet Week recipes, take a minute to enjoy one of the beet’s other benefits – COLOR!
A quick and easy way to spice up any summer sandwich or picnic is to whip up a dish of khrin (хрін). While you’re at the Farmer’s Market buying your beets, be sure to pick up a few horseradish roots! That’s all it takes to put together this lively, tasty, bright pink condiment. Смачного (smachnoho)!
The BEET goes on (yeah – we said it!) – Rebecca (a notorious beet hater) has been slaving in her kitchen all week trying to find a beet recipe she can actually promote. At long last she finally found a winner with these delicious, ruby red beet cupcakes. If you’re trying to introduce beets to young children, this is clearly the way to go about it! And if you’re trying to win a bet with a beet hater, this might just be the trick!
Roasted Beet Margarita – For the 21 and over crowd, this is worth trying! If nothing else, you get the advantage of liquid courage (thanks to the tequila) to say that you’ve tried beets! Of course, if you’re really a hater, you might need to take that shot of tequila first (just kidding!) Try it – you’ll like it.
The BEET goes on – this time with a couple of intriguing salads from Tammela’s kitchen in the Ukraine. Tammela writes: “These beet-sporting Ukrainian dishes, which are often made for holiday meals but are equally as good for regular consumption include salat vinehret (салат вінегрет), one of my favorite salads; and salat shuba (салат шуба; shuba means “fur coat”), which is a bit of an acquired taste.” Enjoy!
BEETS! Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Is anyone ambivalent? A few folks here happen to think Beets are the Bomb – and they’re ready to convince you. All week we’ll be posting recipes that have one thing in common (yes – you guessed right – it’s beets). If you love ‘em, this week will be a dream come true! If you hate ‘em, then ask yourself – are you ready to face your fears? We’re kicking off the week with Tammela’s first hand experience making Bortsch in the Ukraine with their beloved beets!
Adventure…Discovery…Survival. And for what? The perfect glass of beer! For some people, that’s what it takes.
Trying a Triathlon, Part 2: Race Day –
The morning of the race was clear and cool. Since it was August, the race started at a pleasant 8 AM. I was up at 4:45, already chugging water to stay hydrated. With my bike cleaned, greased, pumped and wrapped, I felt like a jockey before a big race, patting my trusty mount.
TRYING A TRIATHLON: PART 1: PREPARATION & TRAINING –
I decided to start training for a triathlon in my rather dusty office cubicle in February of 2010. I needed direction, in or outside of the office, it didn’t matter. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t have it and I missed it!
Traveling to Crete this past spring, I was greeted by a street vendor who’d stacked bunches of brilliant green stalks atop milk cartons beside his cart. Walking closer, I discovered that the stalks were in fact in the pea family, and that this vendor was selling fresh chick peas on the stem. Upon tasting the divine sweetness and crunchy texture of the fresh chickpea, I thought to myself: “why aren’t we eating these all the time?”
What is it about brownies that make them so amazing? Is it that sweet smell of cocoa baking in the oven which lingers in your mind long after the last brownie is gone? Or the seemingly limitless ways you can make them? Chewy or cakelike? Plain or frosted? Straight or doctored? Need a dessert that stands out in the crowd? Don’t be shy – go ahead and decorate them to your <3's delight! One thing’s for sure, if you make them, you’ll be well liked.
Figs. Beautiful and versatile, dried figs have seduced me. The best I ever tasted came from a spice market in Istanbul, Turkey. An old man with white hair and a tattered blazer was selling them by the box. I bought one for five Turkish Lira, about three US dollars; it weighed about two pounds and contained the largest most beautiful dried figs I’ve ever laid eyes on.
It all started when we were in Kindergarten. Our mom wanted us to feel like we were part of the gift giving process, but she didn’t want our teachers to end up with something they had absolutely no interest in. Someone suggested to her that dipping strawberries was really very easy and the next thing you […]
“It’s made out of old tennis shoes?” The look on most kids’ faces was priceless. And I admit that when offered a skateboard to “try some tricks” the surface began looking awful hard for shoe rubber… But it’s true, Nike teamed up with Paul Rodriguez (aka P-Rod) and the LA84 Foundation to build a new kind of […]