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Ginger lemonade

I turned in my 2016 novel revision the week before last, but I still don’t feel much like blogging lately. Too many new projects jostling for attention!

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Here’s something on the list for my “uncookbook,” though it’s so simple I don’t even know if I can call it an unrecipe: juice half a dozen (or so) lemons and a few sections of ginger, adding water and maple syrup to taste. (I made a full pitcher’s worth.) That’s it!

 

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Fresh lemon and ginger offer awesome health benefits, by the way. I got this locally-grown ginger at the Amherst farmers’ market while I was visiting Susa a couple weekends ago. (More on that trip eventually—some potentially life-changing stuff happened!)

Some other stuff I’ve been making:

 

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Roasted “carnival squash,” which I then blended into a faux Velveeta sauce. (Still working on that recipe.)

 

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Baked corn fritters. (Not amazing, but you gotta start somewhere, right?)

 

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A kale and broccoli stirfry with toasted cashews. SUPER delicious! (Thanks to the cashews, needless to say.)

 

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Baby Brussels sprouts! (I bought a whole stalk from Trader Joe’s.) Halved and roasted with oil, salt, pepper, and “21 Seasoning Salute.”

 

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Made a batch of beet and carrot salad—left the beets in this water and look what a gorgeous color I was left with! (This photo doesn’t even capture it. The water was HOT PINK.)

 

2 Comments to Ginger lemonade

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    October 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    This all looks wonderful! We made some yummy spaghetti squash, roasted potatoes and asparagus for dinner tonight. I just recently discovered what an amazing substitute spaghetti squash is for pasta. How did it take me so long?!

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