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.....
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.....
I had a great shallot and onion harvest from the potager last summer.
Even better, they all, almost 200 shallots and over 100 each red and white onions, kept very well.
I must have the curing and storing bit mastered, finally.
Or I was lucky…..… Continue reading.....
We eat a lot of vegetables.
This time of year we eat a lot of winter squashes – which aren’t quite as easy to turn into a salad or first course as, say, tomatoes….
But I try.
This was a great first course.
It would … Continue reading.....
In early spring I planted spinach seeds.
I waited and watched for the little green leaves to poke through the dirt.
It took forever for them to be even an inch high.
I waited and waited for a few leaves to get large enough to … Continue reading.....
Even though we’re no longer in the suit and briefcase trenches I still like easy mid-week dinners.
I’m happy to spend a few hours in the kitchen on the weekends making something a bit more complicated, but, unless it’s hands-off, in the oven, cooking on … Continue reading.....
I promise I will do a recipe without winter squash next…..
But, as I may have mentioned, I have rather a lot of them.
I will have to admit I am quickly running out of new ideas. I’m thinking I’ll just go back to the … Continue reading.....
We love eggs….
But I can’t be bothered to make them for breakfast.
Sometimes we have breakfast for dinner but more often I make eggs for starters.
One can be a bit more creative with eggs in the evening.
This is a variation on a … Continue reading.....