"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Thursday, January 07, 2010

A Different New Years Resolution

I have been pondering for a few days on
what I could do differently on my blog.
Then this morning I figured it out....
every other week I will choose a recipe I haven't
made before- cook it -take a picture of it and
post it all on my blog. That adds up to 26 recipes.
So, of course then I thought "Hmmm 26 weeks...
26 letters in the alphabet...hmmmm....
this could get interesting"
After a good cup of coffee and a nice tasty breakfast
I decided I would attempt 26 recipes focused on
different vegetables...sometimes ones I have never cooked before.
and based on the alphabet. Some letters will be quite
challenging and I do reserve the right to be slightly
creative in choosing something that begins with a Y or Q.
Just like trying out different flowers in our garden
I will try different vegetables in our kitchen and
maybe in our Luscher Farm veggie garden....
In addition, you all know how we both like to eat and cook!
Here is what I think I'll be doing-
I do reserve the right to change my mind...hahahah
The Alphabet Recipes
A-asparagus
B-brussel sprouts
C-cauliflower
D-dates
(see I already am breaking the rules)
E-eggplant
F-fennel
G-garlic/ginger
H-hominy
I-IPA
(isn't hops a vegetable?)
J-jicama
K-kale
L-leeks
M-mole
(sauce not rodent)
N-nuts or napa cabbage
O-olives
P-peppers
Q-quinoa
R-radishes,raisins,raspberries
S-squash
T-tomatoes
U-udon
V-vanilla,vodka,vegetarian
W-wild rice
X-total surprise
Y-yams,yukon golds
Z-zinfandel,zucchini

So- pull up a chair, have a seat and enjoy our year of ...
Discovering new vegetables (sometimes) and new recipes.....

It's all about what tastes good-
besides what is good for us! Bon appetit!

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