Saturday, April 26, 2014

Black Bean Mango Salad!

mmm, love this:  lettuce, scallions, red bell pepper, any other salad stuff you want to throw in (e.g., endive, radicchio), mango, black beans, cilantro, lime juice, ground cumin, touch of chipotle powder.

oops, forgot the avocado. 

Now it's perfect.   I made bigger batch to take to a potluck.  Tomorrow lunch I'm going to a restaurant, so I'm going to do something similar.  I'll prepare ahead of time a bowl of black beans, mango, lime, cilantro, cumin, and will order a garden salad and dump my mixture on top.  Then I'll probably be out of black beans though I'll still have some mango left.  I wonder what I'll do for dinner.  

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Kitchen Remodel!

Here are some fun pictures of our kitchen remodel:

the inside.

Of all things, a duck laid eggs 10 feet from the kitchen window.  She laid 11 eggs.  She has put up with most of the noise.  If she can just get through the window install next week, I think she'll stick around:

oh, here's a random breakfast in between the remodel pictures.  pears, blackberries, homemade soy yogurt, and ground flaxseed.

here's the basement makeshift kitchen!  the plastic on the ceiling keeps the sawdust away.  the upstairs kitchen is directly above.


spices and speakers (I plug in the iPad and watch lectures from my MOOC):

These are all the appliances I need:  electric pressure cooker and blender:

and salad spinner and bowls and yogurt maker:

work table:



I wash dishes in the laundry room:

fun huh?  yes it is!