29 Dec 2014
in food, health, Holiday foods, recipes, Side dishes
Tags: cheese, Christmas, mushrooms, perogies, perogy, pierogi, potatoes, spinach, Ukrainian
Use parchment paper if you line your pans. Wax paper sticks.
Last week I posted some tips for up-dating your techniques when making perogies from scratch. I also posted many reasons for undertaking this task, in spite of the effort involved. But isn’t that true of most Christmas preparations? Good things take time to develop.
Without further ado, here is the recipe, which I share mainly so my family can carry on this tradition without further meddling on my part. I’m sure over the years they will institute improvements of their own. The world turns.
If there are readers out there who also are inspired to try these little tasties, please let me know. It will make my Christmas to hear of your success! FYI, Ukrainian Christmas is still to come. Celebrate with us on January 6 :). More
16 Dec 2014
in food, Holiday foods, recipes, Side dishes
Tags: antioxidants, cheese, Christmas, lasagna maker, measuring, mushrooms, pastry, perogies, perogy, pierogies, potatoes, Ukrainian
New kitchen tools make it easier to cook perogies from scratch.
How perfect is this for Christmas? Everyone’s traditions are different, but for us, it isn’t Christmas without perogies. For a personal twist, I make mine green and red.
My natural food colors have been disappointingly dull. But Stefan’s Gourmet Blog has inspired me to make improvements. More
17 Mar 2013
in Breads, Desserts, Drinks, Holiday foods, recipes, stories
Tags: bananas, cabbage, carbohydrates, children, fruit, nutrition, potatoes, tea, vegetables
I’ve never tried reblogging before, but thought I’d give it a try this 17th of March. It’s St. Paddy’s day! Vinny’s Irish tea party from last year has lots of great links to recipes, songs and stories to help you celebrate the day with your family. Erin go bragh!
Cook Up a Story
“It’s Saint Paddy’s day tomorrow,” says Vinny, “Let’s throw an Irish tea party! Get out your top hats and Irish bowlers, invite Tiger and Firefox, and set the table.
“But what should we serve?” ask Will and Isla.
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16 Oct 2012
in food, health, Main dishes, recipes, stories
Tags: casseroles, children, leeks, meat, nutrition, potatoes, protein, trivia, vegetables, yaks
Recipe for eternal youth – Sherpa’s pie
In my last post I told you the tale of how a girl named Yackity came to live on a yak farm in Canada. Although she was far from her home in Tibet, it was a fine life. Yackity learned how to grow many kinds of food and make delicious and healthy meals. But there was one dish that her mother had made for her, which was always her favorite… Sherpa’s pie.
We can imagine the life-ever-lasting Tibetans of the mythical Shangri-La baking Yackity’s one-dish dinner for their pampered guests. Its healthful ingredients likely held the key to their long lives. More
04 Apr 2012
in food, recipes, Side dishes
Tags: British, Brussels sprouts, bubble and squeak, cabbage, carbohydrates, carrots, children, left overs, nutrition, potatoes, rumbledethumps, traditions, vegetables
Rumbledethumps, without its coat of grated cheese (so you can properly see the filling).
British kids like Harry and Hermione find foods with the strangest names on their school menus. Which of these dishes isn’t like the others… Is it Bubble and Squeak? Rumbledethumps? Hash? Or Spotted Dick? Here’s a hint: Think potatoes. More
13 Feb 2012
in Breakfast foods, food, health, Holiday foods, recipes
Tags: carbohydrates, fiber, heart, minerals, potatoes, sugar, Valentine's day, vegetables, vitamins
Luv U… B mine?
Here’s a terrific treat for the family on a day that celebrates all things close to the heart! It’s terrific because this valentine doesn’t involve candy, but it tastes wonderful, anyway.
My mystery delight involves sweet potatoes. They release their sugar gently, taking their time, so you don’t suffer from sugar spikes associated with refined white sugar that is added to most sweets.
Sweet potatoes make healthy eating
The Centre for Science in the Public Interest ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. It beat out white potatoes by more than 100 points!
Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food.
Sweet potato ranked highest with a score of 184. Potato came in at 83.
20 Dec 2011
in books, food, Holiday foods
Tags: art, children, Hanukkah, humor, latke, Lemony Snicket, potatoes, reviews, traditions, vegetables
Let’s make a latke!
I dare you to read The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming without immediately jumping up to make a Latke. More
23 Oct 2011
in books, fitness, health
Tags: exercise, family, heart, immunity, potatoes, reviews, trivia, vaccine, water
An exercise in thinking
Vinny’s got a few new snippets for you about keeping our bodies in tip-top shape, from Ripley’s Curioddities. More
16 Jan 2011
in food, science
Tags: apples, chemistry, dates, fruit, leafy vegetables, meat, minerals, mood, nutrition, potatoes, vegetables
Roast turkey cheers us up for the holidays!
Which foods do you turn to when you need cheering up? Donuts, maybe? Better think again. More