Oh my goodness. Last night’s dinner was spectacular. It was a repeat of a dish I’ve made several times before, but never quite in this same way. I’ve posted about this dish before- the original recipe came from Eating Well magazine several years ago. Every time I’ve made it I’ve tweaked it here and [...]
I have wanted to try this recipe for a very long time. Every time I see the recipe or have a discussion about fermented foods (what, you don’t have those?) my thoughts drift to this salsa and I wonder what it tastes like. Yet, I’ve never done it, mostly because it doesn’t make sense [...]
I have a confession to make.
I’m getting tired from processing the garden. This is a fabulous place to be, because it means that I’ve been getting a decent harvest this year and am putting all kinds of tasty treasures away for winter. This week I’ve frozen a second batch of blanched zucchini, a [...]
This dish was a HUGE winner for the Waz household. Everyone enjoyed it immensely, and Zander even cleaned his plate- swiss chard and all. I really expected that he would sit with his stuffed shells and pick as many green bits out that he could. But he didn’t, and he devoured every bit of [...]
It’s no secret that I am a foodie magazine junkie. I love receiving them in the mail, and then sitting down during a quiet afternoon/evening with a cup of coffee or tea and going through them. I’m always on the lookout for new meal inspiration that fits into a busy lifestyle. This time of [...]
It’s that time of year! The time of year where zucchini growers can be found on every street corner begging for people to take their over-sized vegetables. Most people will happily take one or two, but then there are SO many left. Zucchini plants can produce like gangbusters, or just put out a few [...]
Oh my, these are good! These are SO good! Even better when I look at these jars and realize that I grew these peppers, as well as the garlic flavoring the brine.
A few weeks ago I looked at my Peperoncini plants and realized that there were an awful lot of peppers dangling from [...]
But I don’t have a picture.
There is a story here though.
It was Sunday, July 5th, the tail end of a busy holiday weekend, and a busy last week in the kitchen preserving fruit. Because it was a holiday weekend, we had the unexpected bonus of not having an evening service at church, [...]
For the longest time I stayed away from making green curries at home. For one, I was worried that green curry meant that it was crazy hot, so the kids wouldn’t eat it. Secondly, it relies on coconut milk a lot, and while I do use coconut milk from time to time, I worried [...]
I have long been a fan of kale- well before it became in vogue to be a fan of kale. The reason I have been a fan of kale really has little to do with the nutritional properties, rather, it’s because of the fact that I can grow it easily! Kale grows pretty effortlessly [...]
I really wanted to do something for dinner that incorporated strawberries into a main dish salad the other day. I swear I have seen a grilled chicken recipe topped with avocado and strawberries somewhere very recently, but of course I now can’t find it anywhere. Since I couldn’t find the avocado recipe, I turned [...]
Collard greens (among many greens) are not a food that is typically found or served here in the northern part of the country. I’m not entirely sure why that is. I assumed that it was likely because the greens themselves didn’t grow so well here in the north- not unlike okra, which is terribly [...]