Homegrown for the Holidays

Not to jump the gun or anything, but we have in our deep freezer the ingredients for my Nana’s dressing, what we used to call “stuffing” because it was stuffed into the turkey and baked with the roast. It features chestnuts, one of the finest foods on the planet.

My Polish Nana’s was an exceptional […]

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

My friend Linda of Cook for Good fame drove down from Raleigh last week to give me some 150-year-old sourdough starter. Linda is a food activist, cooking instructor, author, and a cherished friend, so this wasn’t going to be any old starter; this is going to be “The One.” I fed my new starter three […]

The Menu

“What’s a menu?” someone playfully asked after I mentioned our potato-heavy menu. Oh! I thought to myself, It is so, so many things – shopping list, anticipation catalyst, and money-saver. It’s our road map to an inexpensive local food diet. Nothing ever goes to waste,” I like to say prompting Bob to quip, “Only to […]


On Wednesday Eric took me to buy water and run errands after dropping Bob at a meeting at the nearby Guinness plant. Our first order of business was to mail a postcard and letter to the States. Bob said there was a post office near the abattoir on down the road from Guinness so we […]


Oh Boy! Bob and I collaborated and pulled off our very first successful falafel, thanks to tips from Angelina of Angelina’s Kitchen in Pittsboro and the aid of a new blender/food processer. We paired it with hummus, tzatziki, cucumbers, tomatoes and piled it into locally baked pita bread. So many ways to prepare beans and […]

Banner Day

Yesterday was a banner day! Not only did we find and buy paper towels and a can opener but we now have a mailing address! It all began with Bob and I taking a taxi to Adum where all things are possible.

Bob tries out our keys in […]

Another Mashed Potato Meal

Pretty much every Sunday we eat some version of this meal for dinner. Mashed potatoes, golden gravy, a fresh vegetable and some kind of protein.

Braised chard and turnip greens, pan fried quorn (vegetarian) patty, mashed potatoes and golden gravy

It’s been awhile since we’ve made tempeh or seitan cutlets so […]

Breakfast of Champeens

Here we go again! – Twigs and berries for breakfast…

Check out this Saturday morning breakfast of champeens that Bob whipped up. Tofu Scramble with sauteed onion and garlic, nutritional yeast and tofutti sour cream, crispy fried potatoes, ketchup and pan fried vegan pepperoni, a.k.a. Veggeroni.

Poor little vegans.


Christmas Dinner

Another Vegan meal of twigs and berries. This time, in honor of Christmas and shared with Jason and Haruka:

Roasted tofurky and root vegetables, mashed potatoes, golden gravy and the ubiquitous greens. This time of year we eat greens at every meal.

The Usual Fare

Poor Little Vegetarians!

Here’s what we had to eat tonight: twigs and berries.

Jason and Haruka’s incredibly sweet and nutty Koshihikari rice, freshly harvested greens with radicchio from Matt and Jenn’s Dickinson College Farm, pan-fried quorm “chicken” patties topped with Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce. The only things keeping this meal from being vegan […]