Thursday, May 14, 2009

Time to wrap up the blog

After much consideration, I've decided I just don't have time to maintain this blog the way I'd like anymore. With a toddler running around and a baby due in September, I'm just too tired to blog at the end of the day.

Maybe someday I'll return to it, but for now, I have decided to wrap things up. I will leave this blog up, though; I go to it often myself for recipes that I haven't written down elsewhere.

And, just so you don't feel I'm leaving you hanging, I have a few kitchen tips to share.

From my brother-in-law, John: If you just want part of a banana, don't peel the whole thing and wrap the remainders in plastic wrap to put in the freezer. Whoever came up with that solution was dead wrong. Just slice off what you want to eat and leave what you don't eat in the peel. It will form a tough skin on the exposed banana part, and you can cut that right off when you're ready to. Underneath, it's good as new.

Also in today's banana news: If you buy bananas that aren't ripe yet -- don't you hate that? -- keep them covered in a brown paper bag for a couple days, and that should speed up the ripening process.

From my friend Dave: If you find your fresh herbs go bad sitting in the fridge, treat them like you would fresh flowers. Put them in a glass with water and put a paper sack over them, and they will stay fresh for quite a while.

Regarding the luscious avocado: If you aren't eating a whole avocado and want to keep the rest from turning brown, leave the pit lodged in it after cutting it in half and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

That's all I have for now. Thanks for reading!

4 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm bummed but I can understand why your ready to put this aside for a bit. I am glad you'll be keeping the site up as I like to refer to it for online recipes.

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

i completely understand. i'll miss nico's eats. gonna try that sweet potato soup too!

i blogged on the cow today and should have the PITA vegan page up by this weekend. since we're both in the same preggars boat, i won't be doing anything horribly complicated, and i'll be discussing (rather frankly) about the importance of "flexing while vegan, esp. in times of medical duress" -(ie, pregnancy).

Joe G. said...

11/19/09

Nicole,

I hope everything went well with your new baby! Boy or Girl? I'm halfway through watching 'Julie & Julia', and I thought of you and your blog. The movie is kind of about the joy of cooking in the face of adversity, lol.

I bookmarked your blog after we last talked and enjoyed reading your entries, I hope you come back to it!

Love and best wishes to your family,

Joe

Nicole said...

Thanks, Joe! I just got this message (it was a boy, btw) after not looking at my blog in ages. I hope you're well. xo (P.S. I LOVED that movie!)