It’s winter squash season again.
I have a feeling it’s going to last rather a long time this year as my plants were very productive.
The acorn and delicata squashes are not meant to be kept a long time… Most of the experts say a dew weeks, although I usually manage to keep them close to 2 months.
Still, we’re … Continue reading.....
We haven’t lit a fire in the kitchen stove yet but we have been using the oven.
Pizzas, quiches and oven dinners all contribute just a little bit of needed warmth after the sun goes down – which is getting rather too early for my taste.
This was so quick and easy to get in the oven that I decided … Continue reading.....
Once again it’s time for the Secret Recipe Club.
It’s also the last time…..
Sadly, after this month the group will be no more.
I’ve been a member for a bit more than a year and a half and in that time I’ve discovered some wonderful new blogs and some fantastic new cooks and recipes.
But, as Chaucer said … Continue reading.....
The acorn squash are coming to an end and I’m starting to get creative with the last few.
This as much a guide / idea as an actual recipe. Little puff pastry tarts can be topped with anything and make a great first course.
Make them bigger for a light lunch or smaller to serve with drinks.
Make them red … Continue reading.....
For 5 days i did relatively nothing.
I walked dogs a few times each day, I cooked dinner, I tidied up the kitchen, and the rest of the time I sat.
I took a knitting project with me (I always take a project of some sort with me). I’m half through something that I expected to take me at least … Continue reading.....
Vegetable gardens are not for those who like predictable order in their life.
My potager is doing it’s very best to teach me to go with the flow; accept what is and quit striving for what isn’t; be patient and at one with nature; and so on…..
None of that is easy for my anal-retentive self but I am making … Continue reading.....
Everyone in the US seems to be bacon-crazy lately, despite the food police declaiming that it’s only a few degrees safer than arsenic.
I don’t use a lot of bacon….
I use a lot of ham (there are 3 types).
Well, not a lot, really. It has so much more flavor than bacon that a little goes a long … Continue reading.....