vegetarian

CARAMELIZED ONION DIP

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=27578550 style=grass”] Musical pairing – Down on the Corner by Credence Clearwater Revival I have decided that I am a chip and dip girl . . . don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a great cookie or a killer piece of chocolate but if those were on […]

BEET SMOOTHIE

Beautiful Morning by Take That on Grooveshark I visited my stylist last week and during one of our conversations I asked, ‘So did you make any New Year’s Reservations this year?’ She laughed and said, ‘No, I’m a realist, why set myself up for something I know I’m not gonna […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: MUESLI MEMORIES

Musical pairing – Gossip In The Grain by Ray LaMontagne Cool days. Bright apples appearing in the markets and grocery stores. Pencils and backpacks, calculators and notebooks advertised at every hand. The whole world lately has been singing a back-to-school ode to me, a song of approaching autumn and the […]

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

Musical pairing – I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack (feat. Sons of the Desert) ‘If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants . . .’  ~ Sir Isaac Newton I’ve sat down a bazillion times in the last month to […]

MOVIE BITES: RATATOUILLE

Musical pairing – C’est si bon by Yves Montand You may remember from some of my former posts that I have recently relocated to Florida. Roughly .002 seconds after crossing the state line, my husband and I procured annual passes to Walt Disney World. While most people enjoy a night […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: CRUSTLESS LEEK & KALE QUICHE

‘FARMER’S MARKET PANTRY’ – In the good tradition of many food blogs––like, say, Smitten Kitchen––I’ve gotten some experience this summer doing small-kitchen cooking. My girlfriend is subletting an apartment with a kitchen that, while not exactly claustrophobic, is certainly not palatial, and requires a lot of cooking that looks more like […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES – BLACKBERRY, JICAMA & APPLE SALAD

Musical pairing – Englishman in New York by Sting Alien Encounters: Jicama – There’s no doubt about it: Jicama (HIH-kih-muh) can be quite intimidating. The large, brownish root, derived, Mark Bittman informs me, from a poisonous Central American vine, is very possibly as large as my head and devilishly tricky to […]

BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND TOMATO COBBLER

Musical pairing – Home by Michael Bublé I don’t really remember actually eating tomatoes while living in the little house on Ankeny Street, I’m sure I did because we grew them in our garden and I know that my grandmother grew them in her garden. In fact, I believe that […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: ROASTED BEETS W/ORANGE SLICES

Musical pairing – Beat It by Cris Delanno An Ode to Color – My favorite thing about beets is their color. Just sliced into, they reveal shocking jewel-bright shades of burgundy and topaz and saffron. Juiced, and they will turn a whole smoothie creamy pink. And roasted–wrapped in foil and slowly, […]

APRICOT AFFOGATO DOLCE

Musical pairing – Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon Last weekend, we headed down to Indianapolis and found ourselves at Goose The Market – one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich, something to drink as well as a few grocery items we might need; if you live […]

VEGETARIAN QUESADILLA WITH CHIPOTLE CREAM

Musical pairing – Pink Houses by John Mellencamp We enjoy a good Mexican dish as much as the next person and, having lived several years in Arizona and having a Hispanic sister-in-law, I think it’s safe to say, I’ve had some pretty stellar Mexican food; so when TortillaLand asked if […]