Okra

Overheard in the QFC: (2 girls looking at frozen organic vegetarian meals) Girl 1: I don’t know, it has okra in it. Some people don’t like okra. Girl 2: What’s okra? Girl 1: You know. (pause) Like. (pause) Collard greens. Scott’s observation: “At least she didn’t say ‘colored greens’.” Read More!

Speaking of brined veggies…

Mom’s Summer Salad 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar (low-carb alternate: 5 packets of Splenda) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp tarragon 1/2 tsp basil 1/2 tsp parsley Assorted vegetables: cucumbers, celery, onion (red or white), carrots, peppers (green, red, etc.), broccoli, tomatoes, etc. Mix dressing, whipping it together with a fork. Peel and chop veggies. Put it all together in a huge bowl with a lid. Marinate for at least 4 hours (overnight is even better) in the refrigerator, mixing occasionally (if. . . Read More!

The Little Things

I’m glad to see that the grocery stores have pumpkins. Soon it’ll be time to scoop out the gooey guts and roast the seeds. I really miss Tim’s Cascade Coney Island potato chips. Even though they’re not low-carb, I’d buy some if I ever found them. But I don’t think they make them anymore. They were the most awesome flavor — really mustardy, with just a hint of hot dog and grill char. Sounds gross, probably. But oh so delicious. I also miss Canada Dry’s lemon ginger ale. They used. . . Read More!