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Who says we don’t have enough sun?

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

sunflower

summary: our mostly shady garden; branching out into the sunny lane; Swiss chard, garlic, sunflowers; “Orange Appeal” blurb; It may be raining now but yesterday morning, we took our bikes out into the cool air in brilliant sunshine. I do love this time of year (and try not to think about the icy slogging that […] Continue reading »

Chilis!! Get yer red hot chilis here!

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

summary: great neighbours; peach salsa; excerpt from ‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest’ by J. Ryan Stradal; chili syrup for ice cream; hot red chilis! The chilis are always redder and hotter on the other side of the fence. Aren’t they? In our case, it’s true. Late in the spring, I transplanted several different chili plants […] Continue reading »

Jamie’s Orange Ice – Garnished with Fresh Mint

Friday, August 25th, 2017

summary: delicious orange ice, based on Jamie Schler’s recipe for Orange Mint Granità in her lovely just published cookbook “Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet” that is now available for purchase; There really is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than having a little bowl of sorbet, is there? One of my favorite snacks […] Continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: two loaves of Tartine Bread

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

TaDaaa!! 1st time baking two loaves at once 2nd time baking two loaves at once

Ah! Comfort Food – Coffee Crusted Pork

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

summary: rereading past issues of SAVEUR Magazine; discovering missed recipes like coffee crusted beef tenderloin; taking comfort; cats are funny creatures; Oh for the good old days!! I do miss getting SAVEUR magazine…. Seeing pictures of comfort food actually comforts people. A study from McGill University found that men who looked at photos of meat […] Continue reading »

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