How lucky are we that West Hartford has both a Nordstrom AND a Nordstrom Rack, and this week they are BOTH having major sales! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs through August 8th, and Norstrom Rack Clear the Rack runs through July 31st. There is still time and PLENTY of great stuff on sale! I tried … Continue reading Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack!
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper Picked. As you will see in my Garden post, this year I chose to plant a hybrid pepper plant. On the tag from Lowe's it said that the hybrid pepper should be somewhere between a Habanero and a bell pepper. Game on! I love spicy foods, and … Continue reading Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers
When the weather is nice we love to get outside, and while we love golfing, activities that Pork and Beans can enjoy with us are even better. We got eachother mountain bikes for Valentine's Day this year, and now my boyfriend has been starting to get into fishing. On nice days we like to do one … Continue reading Trip to the Reservoir and Fishing on the Farmington River
I love all food, but I must say that one of my absolute favorites is my mom’s pulled pork! When I found her old crock-pot in the basement and took it back to school with me, I literally could NOT wait to make it! Here is the recipe (note: it is not the pulled pork smothered … Continue reading Mom’s Pulled Pork
My boyfriend rarely cooks. And by rarely, I mean on he grills on occasion. I always get nervous about what will be cooked when he is in the kitchen and need serious restraint to not stand there and watch his every move. I must say, he has yet to make a bad meal! But this one … Continue reading Shrimp and Pasta
On Saturday morning at 7 we woke up to head over to LaSalle Road in West Hartford for some yoga in the street. I heard about this event through West Hartford Yoga, which I absolutely love but admittedly do not visit enough. Although we had tried to round up some friends to join us, the early wake-up … Continue reading Om Street Yoga 2016
Make a gratin! This simple and easy gratin was made entirely from the garden with the exception of the EVOO, salt and pepper. I used a zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, and onions, but any of these vegetables could easily be replaced! I seasoned it with rosemary that was also from the garden and some S&P. Ingredients: … Continue reading What to do when you have too many vegetables?
Being a new suburbanite I decided this year was my year to rent a plot in the West Hartford community garden. I had always wanted to do this in Boston, but without a car it would have been pretty difficult (not to mention pretty expensive) to get a garden started. I have never been a … Continue reading The Garden
So this is a recipe I can use peppers from my garden and buy everything else from the grocery store for relatively cheap! It is a quick and easy weeknight recipe that I love to make especially when I am busy. Ingredients: A piece of salmon (I prefer with skin on) size of your choice…It … Continue reading Roasted Salmon and Bell Peppers
I developed this recipe from looking at other recipes, in the hopes that I would have blueberries from my garden in time to create it. Wishful thinking since my blueberry plant has not quite bloomed yet... This recipe is still just as delicious with store-bought blueberries 🙂 Ingredients FOR THE BREAD: ½ cups Butter ½ … Continue reading Blueberry- Cream Cheese Bread