Fennel and Friends

Herbs! How dull our lives would be without herbs. Surprisingly, many people are averse to using them or dangerously flirt with some of the more mellow herbs. Such a shame! Herbs are a low-calorie, low-sodium way to add a flavor boost while providing extra nutrients, texture, color and interest to any dish. Most people like…

Breakfast – What Are You Having?

Breakfast. First meal of the day. Some have said it is the most important meal of the day. That was proven not to be true for everyone. (Plus how much faith can we put in something that originated as a marketing tagline from the 1900s mainly to sell cereal.) But I like to think about…

So Many Books, So Little Space … Time for an e-Reader?

I recently saw a great cartoon in The New Yorker. A man and a woman are standing in front of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and he says, “I never have time to read but if I did these are the books I’d read.” Yep! I can totally relate to that! I also have multiple bookshelves throughout the house…

2022 So Far – Reasons for Hope and Despair

The year has brought us both hope and despair. Just three months into the “new” year, we see new life and also the attempt to destroy a culture that has existed for centuries. There is a lot to stay updated on and informed about. These are what are on UnitedInFood’s heart and mind. On the…

Pixie’s 2022 Summer Garden Plans

I am hard at work planning my summer garden, are you? What are you going to plant? Do you have all your seeds, are you still ordering them from catalogs, or will you use starter plants and seedlings that you get from your local farmers market and garden stores? And me, you ask, what am…

#TheLongWelcome

As an Ambassador for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (https://www.lirs.org), Pixie interviewed one of her friends who immigrated to the U.S. in 1962 from Alexandria, Egypt when she was a teenager. Her family settled in Colorado. Pixie asked her friend about her food memories of life in Egypt and the U.S. The following is…

The Long Welcome

In 2022, Pixie will be an Ambassador for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (“LIRS”). You might say, tell me more about LIRS and we are so glad to! See the next paragraph below, and here is a link to their website: https://www.lirs.org. The LIRS Ambassador Network brings together people from all corners of the United…

Cardoons

While strolling through my little Farmers Market about fifteen years ago, I saw something in the distance that put a pep in my step and drew me in like a kitten to string. Standing in a bucket on the ground, a large bunch of tall, leafy stalks waved to me in the gentle breeze, their…