Hearty Slow-Cooker Chili

Hearty Slow-Cooker Chili

I almost just said I have a confession to make... but I think everyone on the planet already knows this about me.  At least, if everyone on the planet did know me, they would know this.

I have a really hard time sitting in one place for just about any period of time.  It's true.  I'm just not much of a sitter.

No matter what is going on, if I am supposed to be planted in a chair, you can bet I'll disappear in a few moments.  There is usually a very good reason.  Like I needed to open the fridge, shut it again, and sit back down.  You know... just to make sure everything was still there.

 

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Hunter-Gatherer Salad

Hunter-Gatherer Salad

My friends, I have seen nature... and nature tastes delicious

Peppery arugula mixed with springy, tasty greens makes an excellent bed for juicy, sautéed mushrooms and crunchy peppers.  If you include a lightly fried egg, some freshly sliced turkey and a garnish of green peas, toasted cashews, and a spritz of orange, it’s like a sunny field in heaven.

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Farro + Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Farro + Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Every summer I start to get the urge to do whatever I did the summer before.   Sometimes, even the summer before that, if it was a particularly good one.

The last couple summers have brought some fun memories, and with them, the desire to drive to Santa Barbara to camp out in a tent on the beach; a longing for Ireland and happy looking cows (that made ridiculous butter!); and, of course, dreams of returning to Greece for the Mediterranean coast and its oh-so-fantastic food.

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