You are about to ask: what does this have to do with easy coleslaw? Keep reading and you will hear me wax nearly poetic about seasonal eating. But feel free to scroll beyond my ‘eat-seasonal’ chatter to this redemptive, easy coleslaw recipe (by redemptive I mean: good-bye soggy, room temp., mayo-heavy coleslaw and HELLO to coleslaw w/a hit of vinegar, blue cheese and raisins).
Waxing nearly poetic:
I recently had the pleasure of attending a raisin-inspired trip with a handful of [very cool] food bloggers. We flew into Fresno, CA—where 99% of raisins are grown/dried. If you eat raisins: you have the weather, history and dedicated ranchers of Fresno to thank. Taking photos is one of my favorite components of food and farm trips; check out my raisin albums on flickr and facebook… [more].
It isn’t hard
restaurant in Iowa), surrounded by t-shirts for sale that hailed tractors and bacon. I was in farm-heaven
Over a cinnamon role the size of my face, a bowl of whipped butter, biscuits and gravy and piles of bacon and sausage: I had a tearful moment. I was in the middle of farm country chatting with farmers and friends of farmers, ogling farm implements hanging on walls (at the Machine Shed… [more]
I recently co-hosted a dinner with California Olive Ranch at FareStart in Seattle. Bloggers and media folks attended and we chatted up a storm while sipping olive oil and learning about the nuances of growing… [more]and distributing oil state-side. It is harder than you think. And olive oil is more impressive than you give it credit. Next time you are at a restaurant: ask for an extra wine glass
I have a tattered map I carry with me when I visit Portland.
A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to spend two nights and a few lovely days in Portland, Oregon. It was a deliberate destination, a targeted trip for a special weekend with four girls: my mom, her sister/my aunt and my cousin/their niece. If you are getting brain twitches: it just means we are all related, all girls and like spending time together. Every few years (though we have… [more]
You heard me right. I was messing around with pure leaf tea, and chanced a cocktail that screamed of summer: fresh brewed iced tea and watermelon. It is refreshing and light and watermelon forward. It worked. Here is how you too can imbibe on a bit of summer:
Watermelon Tea Cocktail… [more]
Pure Leaf Tea (sweetened)
Put a large wedge of watermelon in your blender—roughly 1 cup of watermelon
When Pure Leaf Tea invited me to attend the Kentucky Derby on their behalf, I was giddy mid-guffaw. I had never been to the derby, and 2 minutes… [more] after accepting their invitation I started to worry about what hat to wear. Part Southern tradition, part spectacle, the Kentucky Derby ‘hat parade’ is much of what makes “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” one of the greatest people-watching events in the