According to the International Potato Center, an organization for agricultural research and development in Peru, “The potato is the third most important food crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. More than a billion people worldwide eat potato, and global total crop production exceeds 300 million metric tons. There are more than 4,000 varieties of native potatoes, mostly found in the Andes.” (The Andes Mountains extend through seven South-American countries: Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.)
Month: June 2015
After tasting the sample of the freshly baked upside down cherry cake our friend Kathleen gave us, I knew immediately I was going to bake it myself. Very soon. There were cherries in the fridge waiting for the perfect use.
Do you like crêpes as much as I do? These traditional Hungarian crêpes are my favorites, but sometimes I am short on time or not in the mood to fry them individually, especially in the morning. Or when it’s hot out there in the summer. Here is a version for those kinds of days.
It’s finally cherry season in the Pacific Northwest! After seeing the amount of Rainier and Bing cherries we received a few days ago in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box, I knew immediately we wouldn’t just eat them in their natural form, but there would be baking with them as well.
I could have spent the first day of summer in Seattle in many different ways. I could have visited one of the beautiful parks of the city including a park on the beach of Puget Sound. I could have gone to a movie to see one of the new films of the season. I could have sat in a café with friends enjoying their company and a cup of tea. The list could be much longer.
Quinoa is always an excellent choice when you want to make a good grain salad. It cooks fast, it’s gluten-free, and you can make it as colorful and as tasty as you wish. Your imagination and creativity can truly shine when making a quinoa salad.
Get creative in your kitchen. How? Gather a few good quality ingredients from your pantry, fridge, and freezer, and throw them together. Experiment. Use your imagination.