Tag: potatoes

Dandelion egg salad + crostini

It’s dandelion season! Or it has been for a while now. For me it really isn’t fully spring until the grass is full of yellow dandelion blossoms and tiny white daisies. I love it so much that if I had a house and my own yard, I probably wouldn’t even mown the lawn, because flowers are just prettier.

Potato sauerkraut stew (vegan + GF)

Here’s what I don’t get: Why is it always sunny during the week but come weekend it’s grey and crappy outside? It messes with my plans.

potato sauerkraut stew vegan gluten free

It’s funny because during the summer I normally do my best to hide from the sun. You put me out there for 10 minutes unprotected in the middle of the day and I’ll be the prettiest lobster around. More like the only lobster and not that pretty, but that’s beside the point.

Colorful cabbage and potato salad with beans

It’s starting to look and smell a lot like Spring around here and I love it. The days are longer, trees are full of tiny buds, the birds are chirping again and it’s getting warmer; so warm I’ll have to start wearing my spring coat soon. I wish it could stay like this all year. I spoke to my grandma a few days ago right when she was in the garden putting her flowers in and it really made me wish I had a garden. I hope I do get to have one some day. I have some indoor plants right now and I want to plant some herbs too, but there’s only so much I can do. But I love the idea of having your own garden and watching everything grow. My grandparents have been doing it all their lives, they grow their own vegetables, have a few fruit trees, even grapevines, and their little house and yard are completely decked out in lovely flowers.

colorful cabbage and potato salad with beans

Although I just shared a perfect Spring salad, I thought I’d share a more wintry too. This cabbage and potato salad is colorful, but uses produce that has been in season (at least here) for months, so everything is easy to get and very, very affordable. You can’t really beat something that is good yet cheap, right? I picked up the habit of adding potatoes to salads from my mom. She always did that, especially during the colder months, to add some bulk and flavor to her greens. […]