Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

Strawberry Mint Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Dressing

June 28, 2011


This week I found myself in a kitchen full of delicious fresh ingredients.  When presented with an opportunity like this I just have to try something new.  Several of the combinations I tried were really tasty, but this salad was the clear winner in every category.  It’s light, unusual, beautiful, easy to make, and almost […]

Fustini’s. Yum.

June 27, 2011


On the first day of our vacation my husband and I decided to take a day trip to Ann Arbor.  We visited several of our favorite food destinations, including Spice Merchants and Zingerman’s Deli.  As usual the flavors and selection were fantastic.  I highly recommend checking out both if you ever find yourself in the […]

Garden Update

June 26, 2011


The gardens, Porch and Pool, have really been growing like crazy these last few weeks.  We’ve had a good combination of moisture and warmth that seems to be just about right.  I have spinach, salad greens, and kale that are ready to be picked as soon as I can make the time, and many of […]

The First CSA

June 25, 2011


You may have noticed my absence over the last week and a half, if you did, it’s because I’ve been on vacation.  Or rather, if you noticed it’s because you’ve been looking for new posts, but I’ve been gone because I was on vacation.  I’m sorry about the lack of posts during, but now there […]


June 15, 2011


Earlier today I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about ice cream.  He asked if I had ever tried the ice cream from Thomas Organic Creamery.  I said yes, and told him about my Peaches and Ice Cream post.  I did a quick google for “The Ethitarian” so I could show him […]

Millet and Quinoa with Mustard Greens

June 9, 2011


We got an amazing delivery of fresh local produce Tuesday at the Co-op.  Everything was just so fresh and colorful that I couldn’t help myself.  There were quite a few options, but I decided to go with the red mustard greens.  Mustard greens have an intense, slightly pungent, flavor, so I decided to try something […]

Things are heating up.

June 5, 2011


So far June has been dry and windy.  There have been casualties.  Temperatures have climbed into the eighties this week, and that did in the two pool garden cantaloupes.  Intense winds on Tuesday and Wednesday took out two of my tomatoes, both Cherokee Purples.  Still, it’s not all bad.  My herbs have started coming in […]