Are you sick of quinoa yet? No? Not quite? ME NEITHER! I love this stuff. I love the flavor, texture, and how it makes anything you add it to into a filling meal in itself. Now, some of you may think I need to move on from quinoa, and you might be right, seeing as this is my 4th quinoa recipe in a year. (See: Little Quinoa Patties, Tabouleh Salad, and Quinoa with Corn, Scallions and Mint) But, they’re all so different! Which, I think, just goes to show how versatile of an ingredient it is, no? Continue reading
Filed under Salad, Side Dish
Where to begin… where to begin… there are so many great things about this salad, I don’t know where to start.
First, it as fennel in it. Raw fennel. And some of you may recall that I was pretty sure I hated fennel until I made this, when I decided that maybe I only hated raw fennel, because fennel baked in cream was probably one of the best things I’ve ever had. But now I’ve made this salad, and it turns out I don’t hate raw fennel either. So if I don’t hate cooked fennel and I don’t hate raw fennel… hey, I don’t hate fennel! I actually like it. If I can like fennel, that means you can, too! For some reason, this feels like a huge milestone for me.
Hello, friends. It’s been so long since I’ve posted… have you forgotten about me? I’ve been lost in a whirlwind of work-completing, house-packing, stuff-moving, house-unpacking, baby-growing, and more recently, baby-waiting, that I just haven’t been able to take the time to pull together something worthwhile to share with you. And to be honest, nothing really has changed- I still don’t exactly have anything new for you. But, in an attempt to re-institute some kind of order in my life by organizing my photo file folders on my computer (which, somehow, is more appealing than organizing the boxes of actual files clustered around the floor of my new home office), I found the photos of this chocolate almond toffee that I took back in December. And I got a little bit upset with myself. How have I waited this long to share this toffee with you? Have I reached such a crazy level of self-involvement that I can justify keeping this delicious, buttery confection from you?! Continue reading