We are having a fence installed in our backyard. It’s been very hot, and it seems like the least we can do is have some drinks in a cooler for the guys working back there. The project is stretching out over a couple of weeks, longer than we thought, and yesterday it was time to… Continue reading Turkey chili verde
Hi! Please note the use of the word “spring” in the post title. It’s been spring since late March by the calendar but it snowed here on Sunday morning, with accumulation, which was annoying and not at all conducive to doing things like planting herbs or eating outside on the patio (the patio that was covered in S… Continue reading Roasted Spring Vegetables and Couscous
I’m trying to remember the first thing I cooked that could remotely be considered Asian, and bonkers as it sounds I think it was probably something that – at the time, anyway – I would have considered pretty elaborate, mostly because of the ingredients called for. Now, I keep most all of these things in… Continue reading Exploring Asian Dishes.
Some time ago, perhaps after my first trip to Ireland but sometime before we went back to get married nearly two years later, I discovered and began reading Farmette, a lovely blog by Imen McDonnell. I was taken in by her story – after all, I too fell in love with an Irishman and married… Continue reading The Farmette Cookbook.
Ambrosia is one of my favorite baking blogs, even if most of the items I see there remain (for me) aspirational rather than fully realized. I have however made her crumb cake, the dark chocolate caramel tart of course, the chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars and before the summer is out I’d like to… Continue reading Ice cream sandwich experiment.
After an unplanned stop at a farmer’s market this weekend I found myself with a bag of limes and a pint of gigantic blackberries. I wanted to make something with this particular citrus-and-berry combo, but what exactly? I briefly entertained the idea of cupcakes, but since our small house fire I haven’t had a cupcake… Continue reading Lime Blackberry Tart
I have written with great affection about the Betty Crocker Cooky Book before, and recently I decided to embark on a project concerning not just the book but my absolutely favorite part of the book, the “great cookies of history” section. Really, it is called “Betty Crocker’s Best Cookies” but my version sounds more interesting. When… Continue reading Best cookies of 1910-1920: Ginger Creams