Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

This is the time of year when my cooking plans change to holiday gift-giving. Since my helpers in the kitchen look forward to cooking as much as I do, it’s important to have some recipes that they can make on their own. Peppermint White Chocolate 

Never Fail Piecrust

Never Fail Piecrust

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, making pies is high on the menu. I usually make all my desserts on Wednesday and devote Thursday morning to the rest of the meal. It gives me more room in my oven, and in my tiny kitchen, I just don’t 

Must Pickle – Anything

Must Pickle – Anything

Since I am not canning up a storm, it still doesn’t mean that I don’t have the canning itch. Without the produce, what is a farming wife to do?  Can everything else!  Have you ever pickled eggs? They are so tasty, and even the kids 

Grocery Day!

Grocery Day!

Obligatory kid photo  No one else ever seems as excited about grocery day as I am. It has always been a day to look forward to, but maybe it is because I go about it in a different manner than most. I wouldn’t dream of 

I Made A Pledge: How About You?

I Made A Pledge: How About You?

Homegrown Across America, is fast becoming my obsession. Within my own town, I share the info at every opportunity, and practically plead with members of my community to take a look.  Today, I made a pledge to become a financial backer on Kickstarter.com. If you 

Harvesting Wild Nettles

Harvesting Wild Nettles

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How to harvest wild nettles. This harvest ended up as a saute of bacon, garlic and nettles, dressed with a bit of olive oil at the end. Delish!

Don’t Be Afraid Of Jello!

Don’t Be Afraid Of Jello!

Yes, yes. I know the whole story about eating whole foods, local produce and buying from small farms. Heck, of course I do ( Its my life!) However, like any good intention, I do think we get a little too nutso about it. Although we 

There’s Something About Muffins

There’s Something About Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins There was a bakery back in Ogunquit Maine, that sold the most delicous muffins. They were photo perfect, and the size of 1/2 loaf of bread (ok may be not THAT big). You could easily share one with a friend and both 

Wild Food: Walking Onions

Wild Food: Walking Onions

Photo Flickr user kusine A few years ago, friends of ours gave me a handful of Walking Onion bulbs. She had casually broken them off as we stood talking by my car. I threw them into the bucket of other goodies we had been gathering 

Pantry Gardening

Pantry Gardening

By now, the foods that were put up last year have begun to run out. In our house, we are down to the last few bags of tomato sauce, having used all the cases of tomatoes and sauce in the pantry. We do have hot