Pepper Board

Pepper Board

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Romantic Tomato Soup

Maybe its the color red, but tomato soup is definitely romantic... and simple to fix at home.

Start with a chicken stock, add either canned tomato paste or a few peeled and crushed Italian Roma 'large plum size' tomatoes.

Add your favorite fresh herbs and simmer for about 350-40 min. You can add cooked rice or pasta if you like or just have your soup with croutons and a sprinkle of grated parmesan; you can also put a dab of sour cream with a sprig of parsley.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Trout for Mother's Day Dinner

Let this Mother's Day Dinner be extra special. Trout is a delicious fish and so simple to prepare. Melt a little butter and olive oil in the skillet along with your favorite seasoning, then add the fillets or whole trout and 'Voila' an amazing indulgence!

~ Blessings to all Moms!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Eat Local

Eating local means eating only those foods which are available in your locality. It means eating foods that are grown locally and sold locally. It means eating in seasonal fruits and vegetables. It means that you can't always get or have what you want when you want it. You see, we can talk about carbon emissions and how people should cut back on driving but the bigger problem concerning driving that we should be talking about is the trucking in, shipping in, flying in of fruits and vegetables that are at every supermarket and local grocer that are not in season nor ever grown locally.

Being brainy is being frugal about local eating and that can mean sacrifice. We can't always expect to have what we want; we can expect to have good food though. Good food comes in many forms and from many different sources. Good food practices are what the brainy gourmet is about. Check out the website

Point being, if you can grow, do it. If you can buy local, do it.