Moving…

Sage and Sound is moving!

After a few months at wordpress, I’m packing Sage and Sound up to Blogspot.

I have a few opportunities coming my way, I believe with contributing on a few websites, and wordpress has not allowed specific features for me to do so.

Please update your Favorites and follow me over to…. www.sage-and-sound.blogspot.com You can continue to subscribe by e-mail on my new page as well! To all those blogs I follow, I will still continue to be an avid reader over at my new address.
Thank you, and Happy Tuesday!

Don’t forget… www.sage-and-sound.blogspot.com

 

Ciao!

K

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One For the Table

I don’t know if anyone knows this, but Nora Ephron is idol of mine. She was a hilarious feminist; a pioneer in screenwriting. She wrote a few treasures such as, (you may have heard of them), You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie and Julia. Plainly put, she was a rockstar. She also said, in an NPR interview, “You can never have too much butter – that is my belief. If I have a religion, that’s it.” Glorious.

Anyways, the other day, I was recently searching the internet for some culinary magazines and blogs that I was hoping to send in recipes for and stumbled across One for the Table. It had a blurb saying that it was created by Amy Ephron. Instantly, I remembered that Nora Ephron had had a few sisters, just like myself. Three younger sisters, to be exact. After doing a little more research, I did see that Amy was in fact Nora’s sister. Magical!

Clicking around, I saw that the restaurant review section for Washington consisted of only one restaurant review, in Spokane. Nothing on Seattle eats! So, I sent in my little review on Urban Family Public House to One for the Table and was later contacted by Lisa, their editor, to say that they would include my review in their Washington state section, and would love other contributions from me as well.

Needless to say, a little bitty dream of mine came true. I’m not saying that I’m a fabulous writer, I’m not saying I’m talented. I think I just appreciate good food, good drink, and nice places, and I like to put all these thoughts down. To have them read by someone that has a connection to someone as wonderful as Ms. Ephron, just checks off a little box on my Bucket List that I never knew I had.  So here’s to you, Nora Ephron, I know you’re looking down on your sisters, I know you enjoyed good food, and I know you loved life. And I can appreciate that.

Excited

I’m very very excited to go to this place.  We just read an article on the Seattle Times about Molly Wizenberg & husband and how ridiculously cool they are.  I’ve been reading her blog for quite some time now, but had recently lapsed from my reading.  Her blog is my blog’s idol. Cool and classy, well-written and smart.

If you haven’t checked out her blog, restaurant, and book, please do. I’ve already penciled in visiting Delancey on our next Seattle trip.

Molly Wizenberg has a new book and baby on the way too, plus, Delancey is in Ballard; the best place ever.

We just got back from the Pasco Farmer’s Market, where I bought: a purple pepper, yellow tomatoes, and some rather large peaches. I’m already dreaming up something rich and dreamy.

Happy Saturday!

Ice Cream & Waffles

It’s this simple: slice up some ice cream (for once, not frozen yogurt!), make some waffles, add some chocolate chips sprinkled in, and enjoy. Pure, unadulterated summer sweetness. You have the mixture of cold, rich ice cream with the crunch of a homemade Belgian Waffle. It really is perfection.

My dear, sweet, mother inspired this dessert. She told me the other day that when she was a young girl, living in NYC, she told me that on her way home from Jones Beach, in the sweltering heat, her father would take her and her assortment of Irish cousins to Woolworth’s for the favorite summer treat.

“They’d slice a thick, cold, slice of that vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, and lay it in between two square waffles”, she said. My mind wandered to a hot, humid, New York day, one of those days that requires two showers. My mom, about 11 years old, is trudging down the sidewalk, licking the strawberry ice cream off her fingers. Actually, wait, my mother would never lick her fingers. She’d use a napkin. Anyways, she’d wipe her fingers off delicately on a Woolworth’s napkin.

After it was all gone, just a distant memory in her full stomach, she’d sit on the subway, dreaming of the next weekend. Next weekend, she’d swim in the surf, build sandcastles with her family, and eat turkey sandwiches out of the cooler. Next weekend the glory that is Summer in New York would begin again.

Born Hungry Mag Submission

Hey there!

This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see my rhubarb recipe was posted up on Born Hungry Food Magazine, an online food magazine for home cooks. It is run by Nicole Jones, who is one of the nicest pen-pals; I was super excited when she said she loved my submission! The pictures are by the contributing photographer, Colin Price. Love his work. Please check out their magazine, “like” them on Facebook, and tell everyone you know.

Happy Monday!

Grilled Peaches & Plums with Honey Yogurt Sauce

Tonight was a warm, blustery evening. All day I’ve been thinking about making some yummy low(er) carb dinner and dessert. Well, I did well with the dinner, but in traditional Kathleen style, let’s do dessert first!

This is sounds so very simple, but in all honesty, about a year ago, I wouldn’t have put all the earthy and sweet flavors together. Being married and cooking for two has opened up all sorts of opportunities for my cooking flair. I’m much more adventurous and rather than heat up a Gardenburger and some frozen yogurt and call it good, I’ll spend more time planning and developing a meal. While I’ve always loved baking, cooking was truly something I didn’t spend as much time on. But just give me some protein, a carbohydrate, and some salt, and you never know what I might come up with. I love that cooking allows me to feel creative just by creating edible art. At least some people might call it art.

These grilled peaches & plums remind me of summer and lately my obsession with greek yogurt has led me to plop it almost everything. So hence, the inspiration.

Since we aren’t allowed to have a barbecue grill on our deck, something about “fire hazards” (pshhh), I just warmed up our George Foreman, and you have all the benefits of grilled fruit in a jiffy.

Ingredients:

2-3 firm peaches, sliced, washed & unpeeled

2-3 red plums, sliced, washed & unpeeled

Honey

Greek yogurt

Lemon juice

First slice the fruit in small, medium bite sized pieces. Douse with a little honey, about a teaspoon. Shut the top of the grill and let sit for about 10 minutes.

Let the grilled fruit sit in it’s juices for a little while, then spoon some greek yogurt on the side. Drizzle with honey and fresh lemon juice. Feel free to enjoy during a warm sunset.

Upcoming Recipes to Try

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What beautiful evenings we’ve been having! Perfect for long walks or sitting on the deck. But tonight, I’m feeling a little lazy. I’ve been perusing the internet for some tasty future recipes. I hate to tease you, but yesterday I made rhubarb mini muffins, and some regular sized ones with honey and greek yogurt frosting. Yup, they were really delish. And the half-hour they lasted at work is testament to that. I’m planning (emphasis on planning) to make some more tomorrow evening. The frosting was so absolutely creamy, and I have a hunch there’s more left in the refrigerator. But anyways, back to business. Check the following out, and let me know if you make them!

In a very traditional Kathleen standard, let’s start with dessert first:

Boozy Berry Cups

Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Cupcakes

French Yogurt and Olive Oil Cake

Mango Lassi

Entrees:

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad

Shrimp Tacos

Corn Stuffed Tomatoes

Mushroom Sliders

Carnitas Pizza

Are you noticing a trend here?… Protein!

Breakfasts:

Homemade Granola

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Healthy Eats/Workout Bars:

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Road Trip Bars

Raw Triple Berry Crisp

Healthy Snack Ideas

Well, now after looking at all those yummy eats, I think I need to go do this nutrition plan. Actually, I think we’re staying the course, minus our frozen pizza night…that was tonight…

Ciao!