It’s been soup season here for two reasons:
- I have an excess of tomatoes.
- I love soup.
When I was growing up there were two kinds of soup at my house
One was Beef Vegetable, made with short ribs, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, cabbage, rutabagas … Continue reading.....
This month they baked Pumpkin Cornmeal Bread.
It’s seasonal because, well, pumpkin!
Although some of the Babes used other winter squash, it’s still the seasonal thought that counts.
Sensible because, from all accounts, this is truly an easy and delicious bread. Soft crumb, moist, flavorful … Continue reading.....
Harvest time in farm country….
It’s a lovely, warm, fall Sunday evening and the harvester just arrived to do the soy bean field.
No need to worry about closing the windows to keep out the dust – we’ve been enduring an invasion of Asian Lady … Continue reading.....
I realize I have spent a bit of time this fall lamenting my weird potager…. but I have the truth on my side.
I had 2 spaghetti squash. One yielded 11 squash the other 2. Four per plant is normal.
I had 4 butternut squash … Continue reading.....
The other day I was doing the shopping list and realized that I had both eggs and tomatoes (among other things) that needed to be used rather quickly.
I decided I needed something new and interesting…. so I googled it.
I don’t know what subsequent … 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 … Continue reading.....
When I lived in the U.S. I used to buy a tiny round pasta called Acini di’Pepe or Frog’s Eyes.
I can’t get that here.
I few years ago I started hearing about Israeli couscous.
I was clueless. I started looking for large couscous and … Continue reading.....
Our neighbor had to go to a wedding in Scotland. As they were going to be gone for a few weeks, the poor folks had to find a home for.some smoked salmon that wouldn’t keep.
Being a good neighbor, I volunteered.
It was what we … Continue reading.....