Every year I wake up on this day and vow to spend the day doing only fun things.
Maybe I’ll sit in the shade and read.
Maybe I’ll spend the day with my pencils and pastels and watercolors.
Maybe I’ll watch old movies.
And this … Continue reading.....
Yes, I’m buying lettuce.
I pulled out the chewed off stumps of romaine that had been trying to grow in my potager and added them to the compost.
Fortunately, lettuce is really cheap this time of year. I can get 3 huge heads for $2.… Continue reading.....
The other day I thawed chicken breasts to cook on the grill for dinner.
Then it turned cold and windy and rainy….
I decided an oven dish was more in tune with the weather.
I googled chicken and potatoes to see if I could come … Continue reading.....
This is it.
The last one of the season.
Both slow cookers have been put into summer hibernation, not to be seen again until fall.
The smoker and all three grills have been moved out of the barn and are in use.
Summer, or, at … Continue reading.....
Over the years I have been asked about various foods that people have heard are hard or impossible to find here; peanut butter and sour cream heading the list.
We have many choices for both.
One that I was surprised to find here, but no … Continue reading.....
I love my small slow cooker.
I can cook 2 pork chops or 4 chicken thighs easily for the two of us with very little work.
I admit I do it the easy way… I don’t brown anything. I just put it all in, cover … Continue reading.....
I think our internet is working properly.
I’ve spent hours on the phone explaining the problem (it slows to a crawl every evening).
After suggesting it was my desk lamp, and having me jump through a bazillion hoops they declared themselves ‘puzzled’.
A technician … Continue reading.....
Winter has arrived which means it’s time to start using the slow cooker regularly.
For me, the main appeal of the slow cooker, aside from tender meat, is tossing all the food in with no prep.
I would probably love a Thermomix (but not for … Continue reading.....
When I toss a few branches of bay leaves on the fire to scent the house I realize how lucky we are to live in this climate.
Well, that and the lack of snow. After growing up in Minnesota I can be content if I … Continue reading.....
Last post I had faux Thousand Island Dressing; this time it’s faux French Dressing
I have no idea what the history of French Dressing is but, trust me, no self-respecting French cook would ever put ketchup in their vinaigrette.
They don’t know what they’re missing.… Continue reading.....