Category Archives: Silvi

Recipes from Silvi

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

hummus and yam sandwich

Pro snacking for lazy yet well-intentioned students

I’m studying biology right now (well I was until taking a break to write this blog post) and snacking on a delicious hummus and yam sandwich. Truth is I have a better diet when I’m sharing meals with others. When

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

This came out of the ground!

Week 2 at Ranfurly Farm: Potatoes, Irrigation, Etc.!

Wow, what a busy week here at the farm! We transplanted about two rows of onions and shallots. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you but the rows are about 150′ long and 4′ wide so that is

This came out of the ground!

Week 2 at Ranfurly Farm: Potatoes, Irrigation, Etc.!

Wow, what a busy week here at the farm! We transplanted about two rows of onions and shallots. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot to you but the rows are about 150′ long and 4′ wide so that is

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Laying Hens and Herbal Teas

I am working at a farm this summer and fall! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for going on 10 years now, ever since I travelled down the west coast on a bike tour meeting farmers and other

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Laying Hens and Herbal Teas

I am working at a farm this summer and fall! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for going on 10 years now, ever since I travelled down the west coast on a bike tour meeting farmers and other

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Ideas for Thanksgiving (2012)

Here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found on this blog.  All of the recipes include directions for both gluten-free and gluten-full preparations (unless one or the other is specified).  You can click on the names

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Ideas for Thanksgiving (2012)

Here is this year’s updated list of Thanksgiving recipes that can be found on this blog.  All of the recipes include directions for both gluten-free and gluten-full preparations (unless one or the other is specified).  You can click on the names

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Tuna-Dill Tomato Sauce

I’m really happy with this sauce. I have consumed immense quantities of tomato sauce in my life but it’s not something that I’ve ever gotten into making. That just means I have opinions about the subject and know what the

tuna dill tomato sauce thumb

Tuna-Dill Tomato Sauce

I’m really happy with this sauce. I have consumed immense quantities of tomato sauce in my life but it’s not something that I’ve ever gotten into making. That just means I have opinions about the subject and know what the

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All Salmon, All TheTime Ieva’s Salmon/ Ground Cherry and Almond Sauce

My recent trip to British Columbia was all about Salmon.  I ate a lot of Salmon. We did not eat salmon EVERY day…but on the days that we were not eating salmon, we were talking about eating salmon.   On

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All Salmon, All TheTime Ieva’s Salmon/ Ground Cherry and Almond Sauce

My recent trip to British Columbia was all about Salmon.  I ate a lot of Salmon. We did not eat salmon EVERY day…but on the days that we were not eating salmon, we were talking about eating salmon.   On

Snack Time on the Isle of Cats http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/snack-time-on-the-island-of-cats/

Snack Time on the Island of Cats

    I am home now, but my sister and I recently spent the last two weeks of our month-long trip to Estonia on the island of Kassari (the island of cats).  There will be some talk of snacking and

Snack Time on the Isle of Cats http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/snack-time-on-the-island-of-cats/

Snack Time on the Island of Cats

    I am home now, but my sister and I recently spent the last two weeks of our month-long trip to Estonia on the island of Kassari (the island of cats).  There will be some talk of snacking and

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Travelers Potato, Leek, Gouda Soup (For a rainy day in Tallinn)

In mid-June, my sister and I spent six days in Tallinn, which is the largest and oldest city in Estonia.  Tallinn offers an excellent balance between modern and medieval.  If you want to travel to Europe to see traces of

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Travelers Potato, Leek, Gouda Soup (For a rainy day in Tallinn)

In mid-June, my sister and I spent six days in Tallinn, which is the largest and oldest city in Estonia.  Tallinn offers an excellent balance between modern and medieval.  If you want to travel to Europe to see traces of

traveling fools

Traveling Fools

I am not usually a big maker of puns but even I could not resist.  I am going to give you a “recipe” for a strawberry rhubarb fool and my sister and I are traveling in Estonia right now…so traveling

traveling fools

Traveling Fools

I am not usually a big maker of puns but even I could not resist.  I am going to give you a “recipe” for a strawberry rhubarb fool and my sister and I are traveling in Estonia right now…so traveling