Who doesn’t love having a jar of marinara in the pantry? It’s so comforting to have; it’s nearly an instant meal. Pour it in a pot with a bit of cream, and you have tomato bisque. Smear it on some dough and you have pizza. Bake a spaghetti squash while you raid the rest of your pantry, and you have a gorgeous, healthy plate of Puttanesca. Brown up some Italian sausage while you boil water, toss in some pasta and throw in your marinara and boom, dinner is served. Look how thick and luscious it is! But buying it in the store isn’t always cheap, and sometimes there are some questionable ingredients included. So what do you do when you have a garden-full of tomatoes and an empty pantry? Make [... To read more, click here ...]
There is a beauty to crafting beautiful food with your own hands for the people you love. And it is even more beautiful when you’ve spent the time in the woods, in nature, and prayerfully respect and appreciate the nourishing qualities of a life well and wildly spent. Certainly it takes a little more time, a little more effort, but it is the food of love.
Michael Psilakis mentions that this venison sausage is a play on a Greek Cypriot sausage called tseftelia. It is delicious paired on a platter of meze and eaten with one’s fingers.
Let me just start this out by sharing one thing.
I don’t like sweet tea.
I love iced tea, with lemon.
I love lemonade.
And I love Arnold Palmer’s (a mix of lemonade and iced tea) but I don’t like sweet tea. It tends to be too cloyingly sweet for me; I prefer the sweet-tart bite that lemonade provides.
I love iced tea, with lemon. I love lemonade. And I love Arnold Palmer’s (a mix of lemonade and iced tea) but I don’t like sweet tea. It tends to be to sweet.
So when I tell you to add sugar to your tea in a few minutes, keep in mind that basically what you’re making is an all natural lightly sweetened lemonade and iced tea all at the same time.
It’s the lazy woman’s way to make an Arnold Palmer.