AN URBAN MAMA'S TAKE ON NURTURING HER FAMILY

Monday, June 2

Signs of Summer


Sing of summer # 1: asparagus at every meal

Last night's simple, yet delicious dinner was black turtle beans, steamed asparagus and red leaf lettuce salad. I drizzled tahina dressing over everything. Mmmm. So good. It's the kind of meal that satisfies my soul.

I've found that it takes much less time to cook beans (I don't have a pressure cooker) if I soak them in water for 2 nights/or 2 full days. If you like to nibble on beans, make sure to cook them in extra salty water. That way the beans are like tiny savoury nibbles - a fabulous alternative to chips -- I can hear some of you mutteriong 'yeah sure'... ;-)



Sign of summer # 2: barefoot naps in the buggy



What signs of summer are materializing in your world?

2 comments:

Natalie said...

You heard me mumbling... mmmyummmy beans, in a dreamy, distracted trance.

amy t sharp said...

the peonies bursting and yes- fresh veggies and herbs! I want you to do some more recipes for me!!!! :) What about making a summer kids snack recipe week :) pretty please