Thursday Thirst: 11-23-2017

Thursday Thirst: 11-23-2017

For more information on how these posts will go, click here! Happy Thanksgiving everyone in the US! Where has the time gone? When did it become the end of November? Drink¬†– Back on November 4th, Mr. Physics and I drove out to Glenwood Springs (which I should really do a travel post about considering how often we go!) to visit Casey Brewing and Blending for their Jammy release. Mr. Physics has been wanting to do some beer reviews so we…

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Sweet & Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Pepper Sauce

[Jump to Recipe] I was stuck in a pepper rut. When you have so many fresh, sweet peppers this isn’t a bad thing but where is the creativity in eating so many iterations of peppers in salads and stir fries? Then my CSA (community shared agriculture farm near us) gave me a pre-roasted bag of hatch and poblano chilies. *palm to forehead* That is right you can ROAST peppers. It is fall. Roasted veggies go perfect with fall! Once I…

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Green Tomato Pico de Gallo

Green Tomato Pico de Gallo

[Jump to Recipe] Anyone who follows me on Instagram saw that I had to pick all of my tomatoes a couple weekends ago in preparation for an very early season snow storm (it has been in the 60s F since, dang you weather!!!!). These plants had been impressively prolific and I filled up 4 boxes with not quiet ripe tomatoes that now sit in the basement as I attempt to ripen them. I learned about the trick to store green…

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Savory Miso Oatmeal

Savory Miso Oatmeal

[Jump to Recipe] It snowed Monday, the first snowfall of the season and I was super excited because I love snow, but also a little sad because it meant the end of the garden. Snowing at the beginning of October is considered early for the Front Range of Colorado but snowing near the end of October in general is normal. As a result I was expecting about 2 more weeks of warmish days for the rest of my tomatoes and…

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Drip Paint Pots

Drip Paint Pots

Since moving into the new house I have been plant obsessed. Like #crazyplantlady obsessed. I always loved to garden and I have kept herbs like rosemary, oregano, lemongrass, and lemon verbena indoors for years but for some reason I never really kept house plants. That is, until now! The new house is so bright and I have fully embraced the idea of decorating with plants. So much so that we (and by we I mostly mean I…I promise I ask…

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How to Grow Better Bell Peppers? – Grow Corno di Toros Instead

How to Grow Better Bell Peppers? – Grow Corno di Toros Instead

We have a bed in the garden completely devoted to peppers. It contains 10 pepper plants – 2 Jalapenos, 1 Ancho, 1 Shisito, 1 Habanero, and 5 Corno di Toro. Yes, 5 Corno di Toro. Why? ¬†Because now that I have grown and tasted these, I would never grow any other sweet pepper (also because I had 100% yield in my seeds :O and ended up with 5 and just couldn’t trash 2 of them). For my first garden 6…

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Chicken & Eggplant with Thai Basil

Chicken & Eggplant with Thai Basil

[Jump to Recipe] I have always been mixed on eggplant. The outside is great but I never was excited by what I had to work with in the middle. I mean it was this bulbous fruit (yes it is indeed a fruit) with a white, not super flavorful, oddly textured interior. When I cooked with it I would remove most of the middle and only worked with an inch around the outside. This seems like such a waste to me…

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Roasted Shishito Peppers

Roasted Shishito Peppers

[Jump to Recipe] Shishito peppers are something seasonal for me and thus are a real treat. I used to get them only through my CSA and would relish those one or two meals we could make with them every summer. This year I found myself with more gardening space and I thought, why not see how successful I could be at planting them? I bought only one plant and it turns out that was a great decision because that plant…

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Faux Sourdough Chocolate Cookies

Faux Sourdough Chocolate Cookies

[Jump to Recipe] Last year for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day I posted this Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. This recipe is great, IF you have sourdough starter lying around. But what do you do, a friend asked me, if you don’t? Can you recreate a similar flavor profile and texture to those cookies without it? Yes you can and the secret is yogurt! Yogurt gives a nice tang to the recipe and, according to Matt and Lentil over on…

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Thursday Thirst: 7-13-2017

Thursday Thirst: 7-13-2017

So here we are, my first ever Thursday Thirst! For more information on how these posts will go, click here! We are right in the middle of summer in Colorado and it has been hot. But that means the garden is really ramping up (I swear the pepper plants have doubled in size over the past week) and I can’t wait for produce soon. The first tomato (an heirloom black krim) is huge and so close to ready! Also today…

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