Greetings from The Triangle Plate! It has been quite a summer, and between a national disaster (our heartfelt thanks to the commitment and bravery of the firemen who prevented further devastation in our city) and a few needed escapes to our beautiful mountains, I had taken unplanned sabbatical from the blog, but am back with renewed vigor and a new look (which is still being tweaked over the next few days). All thanks to Megan McCluskey for her extraordinary design skills. She took my photographs of my beloved triangle plate and wrinkled table cloth, and created the refreshing logo you now see. So, here we go. . .
I thought I’d kick off this first post with a new food to me. Bee pollen. During our mountain getaway, we were searching through the menu at the Lodge at Vail for something healthy and sustaining for breakfast before our bike ride up Vail Pass. Granola is our usual choice, but this house made version was sporting bee pollen. Never having tried it, I was intrigued. The granola was delicious, the bee pollen was slightly sweet (and full of protein, I have since learned), and I can attest to a total lack of hunger while pedaling up the pass.
From what I have read, some regard bee pollen as a super food and others (like the FDA) don’t see a reason to ingest it. I’m curious. Have you tried bee pollen? Let’s hear about it.