You know I love (hate) to garden and plant a decent size (but not huge) vegetable garden every year.
You also know that my garden supplies almost all of our vegetables for the year.
Even if you are in the midst of cold, rainy, snowy … Continue reading.....
There are 12 sheets of phyllo in a box.
Admittedly, it’s not at all expensive, but I still hate to waste it.
I was making Samosas and Cigars a few weeks ago, and I ended up with 4 sheets leftover.
And no desire for more … Continue reading.....
I've made this dish in a few variations, but always as a vegetable.
I decided to add pasta.
Next time I may toss in some grilled sausages.
If there is a next time…..
I think they've stopped.
The zucchini, I mean.
It's been a strange spring, very wet and cool.
My herb garden has reflected the weather: strange.
The thyme is still dormant (or dead) but the sage is thriving.
And that's why, in May I made braised pork – because it's cold.
It's flavored with … Continue reading.....
Fried green tomatoes meets Caprese salad with a stop off at Vitello Romano.
Or something like that….
Okay, so it's not an Italian recipe – but it would be if they'd thought of it….
Supermarket tomatoes work well for this.
Nice, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes … Continue reading.....
I have always had a hard time letting go of things.
I still have some of my college textbooks.
I still have a heavy winter coat, suitable for Minnesota, that I haven’t worn since I left Minnesota…. 14 years ago.
Right now I’m having a … Continue reading.....
I would like a fox, please.
If anyone is planning on giving me a gift for St. Patrick's Day, I would like a fox, please.
Actually 2 foxes – a male and female, of procreating age and inclination.
They should be very, very … Continue reading.....
I ate the entire harvest of our pomegranate tree the other afternoon. It was delicious.
Apparently, one is not supposed to trim pomegranate trees in the spring.
We trimmed ours.
This was our entire harvest.
On the other hand, we have two ten-gallon buckets full … Continue reading.....
Until I actually started my own compost pile I thought compost was a smelly pile of garbage one kept behind the garage.
Now I know better.
Compost, done correctly, doesn't smell.
It can be kept right on the kitchen counter if you like.
This will … Continue reading.....
With a few touches of pink, blue and complimentary orange.
Along the walkway, in front of the American Museum, are a series of ‘rooms’, small areas, enclosed by hedges and themed in colors. This is one of the ‘Blue Rooms’
The American Museum showcases works … Continue reading.....