Lighter Fare for Spring Air
Home Grown Tomatoes is a weekly Vegan/Vegetarian column posted by Giovanina Bucci.
It seems as though I'll be playing bachelorette for the next few days while the Beau Beau is in San Francisco for a bachelor weekend. Which means - apartment overhaul! I've got a number of things planned, but the most important and exciting one is repainting our bedroom. Because right now when I wake up in the morning and open my sleepy eyes only to look up at the baby blue ceiling lurking over me, it makes me want to vomit. Seriously. I can handle baby blue in ridiculously small doses, but my bedroom ceiling is not a dose I'm willing to deal with any longer. I've somewhat prepared Beau for his return to a freshly painted room, but alas, we'll see how that actually goes :)
On another note, my Spring Fever has hit me in the face like a brick wall. Soooo ready to put away the insulated curtains, open the single pain windows, turn the damn heat down, hang my laundry on the clothesline, break out the grill, play horseshoes... I'm sure many of you can relate. And I don't want to be assumptive, but I think all of these things are within reach... I hope, anyway, and that makes me really happy.
Flagstaff weather is outrageously unpredictable, believe it or not, so I have to keep it in the back of my mind that at any point I could wake up to sunshine, snow, frost, or a monsoon this time of year. And surprisingly, from what I hear, of all places upstate NY seems to be relishing in summer-ish sunshine according to my dearest mom (and Scarlet's post from Easter). Apparently my dad has been out in the yard painting, to which my mom has had to "remind" him, "You better cover that bald head of yours up, so you don't get a sunburn." And for any of you who know Mama Booch, I'm sure this doesn't surprise you - in the most loving way, she's all about telling you things that you're most likely already aware of!
(Does the fact that I just spent an entire paragraph discussing the weather mean that I'm getting older? Hmm...)
Anyway, let us move in the direction of some light(er) Spring/Summer sides and dip! I decided to include a few recipes here, because they're super simple and don't involve very many ingredients. To begin with, Spinach Artichoke dip has to be one of the best things ever created. Ever.
Spinach Artichoke Dip