easiest homemade tomato soup ever

I am finally done dealing with this years tomato crop. I brought the last of the red-ripe ones in the other day and then happened to catch an episode of The Chew where Daphne Oz made Creamy Tomato Soup and since the few I brought in weren’t enough to bother processing to can or freeze,…

daily link(s):food I ate recently

I think I can tell you about the decent food we ate with just links, even if I may or may not have used that exact recipe, and not having to subject ya’ll to my sad food photos. I’ll spare you the details of the chicken nugget/tater tots and other ugh dinner selections. Pumpkin Salsa –…

daily links: affordable veganism and other foodish things

The Economics of Veganism (+ Proof A Fine Vegan Meal Can Be Made Cheaply) – I promise even if you’re a skeptic of veganism ,you won’t hate this piece. Gena Hamshaw gives plenty of recognition to the high cost of produce and lack of accessibility for some while also showing some good idea of how it…

The bounty of tomatoes and pumpkins coming out of the garden makes it easier to not stay mad at everything. Today’s tomato harvest was 2 colanders worth (scientific measurement) . It’s been hard for me to give everything a measurement and value like I intended . Maybe with the tomatoes I’ll measure by the product I end…

grocery shopping

    YES, we have our old wheels back. It was a simple fix (but may be temporary). The uhaul we rented ended up being $260-ish. It was less expensive than a car rental still and if we hadn’t rented it, the husbeast would have missed  days of work. So, it was more than we…

garlic mustard harvesting day

I remember last spring there was a meeting at the local library to discuss what should be done about the rampant takeover of garlic mustard. I couldn’t and still don’t understand why they weren’t just telling people to harvest and eat it. Put out recipe booklets,maybe? It is really invasive but it’s edible and the…

pantry anarchy: yellow squash & white bean not-meat-balls

Because recipes were made to be broken when you’re broke.     My main inspiration for this recipe: Zucchini “Meatballs” I had on hand: -2  yellow squash (getting on the verge of being soft) – 2 cups leftover white beans – eggs – salt,pepper,Italian seasoning,garlic – oat flakes -tri color rotini from the food pantry…

food we ate, april 4 til now

Well,honestly – this isn’t ALL the food we ate. I forget to take pictures or I’m too tired or my house is chaosville. Most meals were  made w/ things we got at the food pantry 2 weeks ago . We did do minor grocery shopping for basics. I had two crying meltdowns that were food related…

This week at the food pantry

We missed going to the food pantry in March entirely. The one here is only twice a month and I think we were sick the one day and something else was happening on the other. Even though we restocked quite a bit of staples and did some good grocery shopping with Taxmas money, we still…

Checking food privilege

Read worthy this morning, this piece ,Check Your Food Privilege , authored by Carrie at Our Stable Table– it’s  a point close to my heart and one people are probably sick of me making so I’m glad someone else said it. “We lost our ability to be picky because we were so completely broke”.   When…

Book Review: Our School Garden!

Our School Garden! by Rick Swann, illustrations by Christy Hale I read a lot of gardening books. It is very rare that a gardening book gives attention to food accessibility for low income families and food banks yet here those things are in a kids book. It’s not a standard story with typical narration although…