Yes yes, this is mostly a blog about beading and I did bead today, with friends and made myself a simple little right angle weave neck chain, to go with a Swarovski Element heart pendant that I made quite a while back. As I often do, I randomly incorporated a 2 mm crystal into the neck chain so that I get a bit of sparkle at the neckline. Photos tomorrow!
But, we all need to eat. Although I've never considered myself anywheres close to a foodie or a gourmet, I do like to put a nice meal on the table. Given my short attention span, a meal has to be easy to shop for, not too many crazy ingredients and be big on flavor.
I mentioned previously, The Joy of Eating, gifted by a friend so many years ago, a well worn reference. Thirty years later I was gifted a second cookbook and I couldn't love it more.
EATS by Mary Rolph Lamontagne
As the cover describes, 135 colorful recipes to savour & save. The book is arranged by color which is a unique perspective and makes one think. Also listed are the health benefits of the main ingredient as well as a master recipe and a second which uses the master in a new fresh way. I am a huge fan of leftovers since I don't want to waste the time I do spend in the kitchen. So far I can vouch for the lemon infused asparagus quinoa on page 21. I know some who do not embrace quinoa (Susan) but this recipe has such a huge flavor quotient it is definitely worth a try.
So if you also like to put an easy, flavorful and unique meal on the table I highly recommend this book!