another winter stew

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:

butternut squash, ginger
dino kale and a large white onion

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…

2 cups of dry black eyed peas, soften in pressure cooker for about 6 minutes

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

simmer 'til dinner

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



2 thoughts on “another winter stew”

  1. It is definitely the weather for stew at the moment. it is bonfire night in England tonight and I have just spent the past three hours in the freezing cold watching fireworks….could have really done with some of your stew lol.u00a0nnRunning Blog

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