Is it time for an Air Fryer?

French Fries

I don’t know. Mon mari is always a bit skeptical when I want to buy new toys, er, I mean essential cooking devices. To be fair I bought a pressure cooker about 5 years ago that I used 2 or 3 times before relegating it to the barn… It worked just like it was supposed … Continue reading…

Important Considerations Before Buying Grills

Our house has a barbecue problem. The front of the house, facing the lane, is fairly flat and quite well protected. On the end where the barn is there is a decent overhang that protects from rain. It’s a perfect place for the barbecue grill / grills. The only problem is that it’s miles from … Continue reading…

What to Eat to Improve Your Acne

How’s your skin? Mine’s pretty good, thanks. I only had minor problems as a teen and very minor problems as an adult but I know / have known a lot of people who are not so fortunate. I have heard all sorts of logical, believable, realistic treatments over the years as well as some truly … Continue reading…

Reasons to Eat a Handful Of Nuts Every Single Day

We used to eat snacks. I usually had pretzels or chips or little flavored crackers in the kitchen and we would both munch on something occasionally during the day. We, or at least, I, didn’t do it often and didn’t eat a lot. Still, over time, the effects were starting to be noticeable. Meandering into … Continue reading…

Ideas for Outdoor Dinners

It’s been a strange spring in our area. We had some beautiful weather in late March and then it just went crazy – cold, rain, wind, with the occasional, rare nice day. Now it’s hot. I was in the cave getting a bottle of wine for dinner when a lightbulb went off: We could have … Continue reading…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

It’s been years since I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies. We don’t have chocolate chips here for one thing. Okay, we do but they’re pathetic. I do ‘chocolate chunks’ – buy a good quality piece of chocolate and break it up with my special chocolate hammer. (If you don’t have a chocolate hammer you really should … Continue reading…