Padron Pepper love.

I have a confession. I’m in love. My new love is green, small and occasionally a bit spicy. No, not a leprechaun, wrong season and country, but the padron pepper from Spain.

It boggles my mind that not only have I never really eaten them before, but that I haven’t been growing them myself. Don’t worry, I’ve already made a note to plant some next year. Thankfully, this year, my local farmers market has had lots for me to try. And try them I have. Continue reading

Tuna melts for two.

Some weeks are just lazy cooking weeks.  You’re sick, you’re busy, the kids (or cats in my case) need to go to the doctor, the house is a disaster, laundry piles up and the weather outside gets worse. That was last week.  Dinners were uninspired to say the least.  It was kind of an open-up-the-fridge-and-see-what-you-can-create week.  The result was a lot of simple meals.  Nothing fancy, just the basics.

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Fitness Friday Veggies.

Over in the twittersphere different days of the week have different themes.  Wordless Wednesday.  Fitness Friday.  You get the idea.  So as it is Friday, here is a bit of a repost from my Fitness Newsletter in case you missed it.

Summer is barbeque season.  Too often though the barbeque doesn’t get much vegetable love.  As gardens and markets are starting to explode with fresh produce now is the time to experiment!

Perfect for a party you can prepare the vegetables ahead of time and have them ready to go straight into a specialized grill pan, on a skewer or straight onto the grill. Grilled vegetables are great served on their own or tossed together as a salad with a light vinaigrette served warm or cold. Cook extra. They are great the next day to add to a breakfast burrito or in a quinoa or pasta picnic salad!