Category Archives: Recipes

Shrubs and Fruit Cobbler

I finished off the last of the strawberry shrub last night. I’ve found that simply mixing the fruit-infused vinegar/sugar mix with ice and water was perfect, I didn’t even need soda water. It tastes so refreshing, especially after working in … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Croutons

I don’t like store-bought croutons. You know why? I find them too big. Way back when they had smaller croutons, and then for some odd reason, the powers that be decided that consumer liked these annoyingly large, occupy a majority … Continue reading

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Cold Day? Spend it in the Kitchen

Canning Obsessed Just color me canning obsessed. When I looked out of the window and saw the rain slowly moving into snow, I decided I would not step one single foot outside of my door today. Instead, I would focus … Continue reading

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White Bean Chicken Chili Rocks

A month or so ago, I went to a party hosted here in Old Northeast in Leslie’s gorgeous turn-of-the-century home. Between admiring the architecture, and falling in love with the exposed brick walls in the kitchen (I am so doing … Continue reading

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Who You Callin’ Cream Puff?

Did it get you to click on the title? Mission accomplished. Today I’m teaching a Backyard Chickens class at Powell Gardens. “But wait,” you say, “I want to take that class!” Sorry Charlie, you’ll have sign up for another time/location. … Continue reading

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1-2-3 Meals and ‘Bucha Soda

I took a break from editing Book #5 (aka Gliese 581: The Departure) yesterday and threw together a new bread recipe variant, along with two different chicken meals. The chicken meals reminded me of these recipes/meal suggestions I would find … Continue reading

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Soup on the Fly

Not to be mistaken with fly in the soup, mind you. I’m in the kitchen today prepping for a cheese class tonight and also it happens to be my assigned day to clean the kitchen and utility room. There’s been … Continue reading

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Soup’s On

Fall and winter call for soup. It’s hearty, satisfying, and even seems to ward off the early evenings forced on us by the untimely onset of darkness due to “fall forward” in (or out of) daylight savings. Throw in some … Continue reading

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The Problem With Color…

The Problem With Color I have difficulty working with color, I really do. I’m like a kindergartener with a pretty box full of crayons. I want to use ALL the crayons…all right now…in one place. It causes…difficulties… So while this … Continue reading

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Comfort Foods, Regardless of the Season

What’s For Dinner? Quiche! Each Sunday we make up a week’s worth of dinners and create a corresponding shopping list. I especially like it when all of us (at least all of the adults in the house) are in the … Continue reading

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