Sunday, September 26, 2010

Braised Beef Short Ribs (My Version)

Delicious and unspoiled...braised beef short ribs are elegant but hardy and are perfect for any get together.


2lbs. Boneless Beef Short Ribs (cut into cubes)
2 Medium onions chopped
1/2 cup Minced carrots
1 Apple peeled and chopped; small
1 cup Italian Red Wine
1 cup Beef Stock
2 Sprigs Fresh thyme
1 Bay Leaf

Directions: Lightly flower beef short ribs and sear in 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil; small batches. Remove when brown on each side (not cooked all the way through) and set aside. Add carrots and onions to brown in leftover oil. When caramelized, transfer to CrockPot and add apple, beef, beef stock, red wine, thyme and bay leaf. Cook on low heat until tender and thick.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Ingridients to A Tasty Kitchen (Pt. 1)

The always-important garlic and onions. You can use these babies in just about everything!

An apple has loaded fiber and nutrients. And if you're lucky, you'll find one that you really adore!

Sweet potatoes, yams....hardy and sweet. A must- have.

And lastly, delicious and nutritious. Bear Naked granola keeps me full all morning :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Do you use CrockPot?

What do you love most about CrockPot? What do you know about the product that I dont? Experiences, stories? Tell, tell, tell! Do you use a different slow cooker?

My mom bought this one (pictured at the right) for easy dinners. With tennis, piano and dance after school everyday, this is simple at its best.

Any last reviews?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tonights Cookin'

The ingredients for this delicious vegetarian chili....

Just keep chopping.....

Shred, shred, shred!

.....(Have you noticed something; my wonderful mother is the one preparing the food and crying her eyes out due to onion cutting)....big kudos to her :)

And finally, the finished product...drum role please! And the story ends happy, with a family of full seasonal bellies!!!

Fall Soups!

Here is a link for you about Fall soups. Each of these soups uses fall vegetables. Delicious. This is #1 of the many links of different websites that will provide you with recipes. Let me know in the comments section what your thoughts on this websites are? What do you think of the soups? Anything that you tried? Was it tasty? Please enjoy...and comment!

Monday, September 20, 2010


So tonight I had corn stew. Yum. Corn, tomatoes, butternut squash, small noodles and some love. (Not really...all my mom did was put everything in the crock pot and let it cook during the day.) But I thought that this was the perfect way to start my fall food blog. I will have pictures up tomorrow but tonight is getting to a point where I can barely see the good night! Dont let the bed bugs bite!
(Seriously!!!! They are spreading!)

First Post :)

Fall. The best season of the year for food, comfort, and beautiful scenery. What I like about this simple season is that it has some of the best food to be found and bought locally and seasonally. Hardy and warm, fall foods bring out the taste buds in everyone. Some would argue, (even I sometimes) that you can find good food in every season. This is true, but nothing in comparison to fall; think about it. You don’t have to go to the “food capitals” of the world to find food that warms your insides like autumn delicacies do…you just have to look in the right place; your local market. And it’s the easiest time to eat what’s in season. Fall is fresh, fun and loving. Fall is delicious.

So I’m going to try this. Eating my way through fall with as much seasonal foods and crops as possible. This idea came to me when driving through the rural parts of Ithaca, New York. How beautiful fall is and makes me feel. This may seam precocious and selfish and maybe it is, but I want to share this idea. (Even though it has been studied already) I will put my own spin on it.

So I will do this experiment and blog about it. Post pictures, links, recipes and my daily thoughts on this process. My hopes; people will start to take this very easy challenge and do what can help our planet a tiny, tiny step at a time. But I have an idea of what it will also bring to people, good health and yummy eats. J

This project will depend a lot on my wonderful mother for the food buying and her knowledge on the subject when I’m stuck. (So I will be crediting her very much)

Try something new this season!

"All four seasons in one day"....

Look here for ideas with fun, fresh fall food. (Say that 10 times fast!) Bring your ideas to the table when you comment! And lastly....Love the season you're in :)