|July 30, 2014||Posted by Camilla under Breakfast, Dinner, Good Food, Good Health, Salads|
As you may have noticed, things have been a little quiet around here as of late. Since October, to be specific. Holy cow how time flies… But just because the curtains have been closed… the drapes down… however one was to word the radio silence, it doesn’t mean things have not been going at a mach 10 speed at our house. Winter came and went with all that entails here in the Rocky Mountains with skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding. Spring was spent hiking some then muddy trails, and then summer was kicked off with a visit to the old home country; Sweden. In the midst of our busy but fun packed days, I’ve been adding new family favorites to our little black book of recipes and am more inspired than ever to share those with you. And what a better way to kick off, than a breakfast recipe to start the day with. This Rice Bowl with Fried Egg, Bacon and Avocado has become a go to start for me that keeps the hunger at bay well into the day. Well… until almost lunchtime anyway! And if you have some salsa, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro or whatever else may sound good to you go ahead and toss it in the mix! The beauty of ”The Rice Bowl” is you can make it however you want.
|October 26, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Candy, Good Food, Good Times, Halloween|
Halloween is a busy time with costume planning, spooking out your house and planning for not-s0-sugary snacks for the kiddos to bring to school. Somewhere along the way its easy to get a little stressed out, and so a little extra magic potion can go a long way in getting back into the “Spirits of Halloween”. Enjoy this fun and easy Enchanted Candy Corn cocktail for adults only, slightly adapted from One Martini at a Time !
|October 26, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Candy, Good Food, Halloween|
Infused vodkas are easy to make, and serve as a great base for many mixed drink cocktails. This Candy Corn infused vodka is great for Halloween inspired drinks such as this Enchanted Candy Corn cocktail, the options are endless on what you can use it for. Just let the creative juices flow and mix as you wish! Two of our favorite sites for mixed drinks are Boulder Locavore and One Martini at a Time. Both have recipes for candy corn infused vodkas, ours has taken inspiration from both.
|September 1, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Its September, which for gardeners ring the word Harvest in a big way. Speaking of big – yesterday we harvested 12 pounds of zucchini alone. Holy smokes! This raises the question “What do we do with this abundance of zucchini?!” Here are 5 great recipes to put this versatile vegetable to use. Zucchini bread and frittata freeze well, while pizza bites, salad and sticks are best enjoyed fresh.
- Michael Ruhlman’s Raw Zucchini Salad
- Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites
- Paula Dean’s Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
- Giada’s Fried Zucchini Sticks
- Eating Well’s Zucchini Frittata
Do you have a favorite Zucchini recipe? Post comments below to share with us!
|August 5, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Those of you who read my Colorado Healthy Living post for a Cauliflower-Spiked Tuna Salad for National Eat Your Vegetables Day know that I was a little disappointed in the size of our dill plant at the time that recipe was due. Well that was then and this is now ~ one and a half months later the plant is huge and most definitely ready to be harvested. The timing was perfect to make this Zesty Dill Sauce, which we brought to a weekend barbeque. The flavors intensify as the sauce sits in the fridge, so if you have an after work party to attend it is a good idea to whip up the dip in the morning before taking off for the day. We enjoyed the dill sauce with chicken and steak, but it also makes for a great dip to any vegetable.
Slightly adapted from Bon Apetite’s Dill Sauce
|August 3, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food, Good Tips|
August 3rd is the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival in Olathe, CO and those of us living in Colorado are feeling really lucky right now. Sweet corn is in its peak season and grocery stores around the state proudly present fresh Olathe sweet corn in the produce section. So, I thought it would be good timing for a Good Tip on how to boil perfectly crisp corn on the cob, every time.
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|August 2, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
Normally Fika lends to more of a cookie or pastry than cake, but August is heavy on birthdays in our family and so I wanted to make this First Friday a little extra special.
There is my brother Christoffer on the 1st, our little friend Hunter on the 4th, my niece Edith on the 7th, our Aunt Tracy on the 13th, mine on the 14th, friend Kaylie on the 16th our grandma Kerstin, who is in heaven, on the 25th and friend April on the 28th.
Wouldn’t you say this is a pretty busy month as far as birthdays go?! 8 to be exact… I had completely planned on making mom’s famous Philadelphia Cheesecake, but I can’t quite remember where I put the recipe (I know, I’m bad!!) so instead I took to Google and found this classic New York Cheesecake by Emeril Lagasse. I like – and hope you do to!
|June 3, 2013||Posted by Camilla under Good Food|
In January one of my recipes; Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto, was featured as the Yahoo Shine Supper Club winner and aside from bragging rights, I won the Cooking Light “The New Way to Cook Light” cookbook. Timing could not have been better. We had gotten ourselves stuck in a dinner rut (you know what I’m talkin’ ’bout!) and when the book arrived at our front door both the kiddo and I were excited to browse thru it for some new culinary experiences. One recipe we both “oohd and aaahd” over at the same time was this Chicken Saltimbocca. It looked so pretty, bright, fresh and delicious. You know why? Because it really is With very few ingredients, 7 to be exact, this lemony fresh and light yet herbaceous dish comes together in a flash. It’s tasty and quick enough to have made it into our little black book of favorite go to dinners. We hope it makes it into yours as well!
An added bonus was the sage we picked from our garden. By going out and picking it together we created memories which made Sunday supper all that more memorable. This is one of my favorite things about food; how it brings people together.
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