By Elizabeth Prata I got lucky and happened to hit the mark-down section in the produce area just right, and came away with a 99-cent bag of red peppers and a 99-cent bag of small variously colored peppers, also a 99-cent papaya. I'm roasting all the peppers. The colored small peppers will be put into … Continue reading Food prep week of Nov 11-15
By Elizabeth Prata So far today on this sunny, crisp Fall Saturday, I've written a blog essay, answered email and comments online, did 2 loads of laundry, did the dishes, listened to Francis Schaeffer's "How Then Should We Live" video part 1, listened to Ligonier Q&A with Nathan Bingham and John MacArthur, re-potted my succulents … Continue reading Saturday update
By Elizabeth Prata Good morning! It's a chilly one here (finally) in north Georgia. Temperatures are below freezing, the day has dawned crisp and bright, and all is well. Fall leaves are still on the trees but are slowly dropping, while the peeking sun is illuminating them, under a blue-blue sky. Here is the scene: … Continue reading Happy Saturday in the November chill!
By Elizabeth Prata It finally got cold. Overnight temps were in the upper 30s and highs only got to 65. Yay. It was the first day I bundled up in leggings, oversize sweatshirt, socks and threw another blanket on my bed. Winter's here. I've been on Fall Break from school. I got home Wednesday night … Continue reading Happy Saturday!
By Elizabeth Prata Let me set the scene. It's raining hard, and it has been for a day. The metal awnings plink and ping as the rain goes from sprinkle to gushing stream. The dark is dark, almost palpable, as the outside gloom isn't relieved by any hint of any sun on any horizon. Inside, … Continue reading A sloffee day!
By Elizabeth Prata I didn't do any food prep last week. Sometimes you just get tired of it, you know? I also had a temporary crown on my broken molar and it hurt. I didn't feel like eating much. This week will be a bit different than usual because we have a Fall Break from … Continue reading Food prep: Week of October 28, Hippeas, baba ganouj, reading
By Elizabeth Prata I posted this photo of my dinner with commentary on Twitter and Facebook: Bay scallops sauted in lemon butter, atop a bed of pea greens, with garden tomato and avocado topped with salt and pepper. It looks good to me, and I hope to you. Light, fresh, maybe even expensive. Here is … Continue reading Frugal Cooking: Scallops, pea greens, tomato and avocado