Yesterday brought another snow storm to our area – this time enough for the kids to have a snow day! Summer time tends to be a time of less cooking at my house – mostly because we don’t have air conditioning and the heat from ovens and stoves just add to the misery of a hot house.. and also because summertime in Colorado is best spent outside in the beautiful sunshine. That said, I love cooking in the fall and winter – a nice stew in the crock pot on a snowy day is one of my favorite things.
I experimented a bit today with some of my favorite veggies:
I started with some chopped butternut squash and about a 1/2 inch piece of ginger in the crock pot, chopped up a bunch of delicious dino kale and of course, the staple white onion.
While I was chopping up the veggies, I softened some dry black eyed peas in the pressure cooker…
I recently found a fragrant rosemary tree at Whole Foods, so I just pulled a bit off the tree to throw into the stew
A very simple stew: butternut squash, kale, onion and black eyed peas.
spices: rosemary, garlic and ginger
With dinner in the works, I should be able to hit the gym this evening with nothing to do but eat and watch Marathon Boy (HBO Documentary premieres tonight) once I get home!
I discovered a few new tunes last week:
Balance by Future Islands
Breathe In by Frou Frou
Shuffle by Bombay Bicycle Club
All to All by Broken Social Scene