Hi Friends, Today we opened up the soffit in our kitchen. But before we get to THOSE photos, here are a couple of BEFORE shots. West Wall... North Wall... South and East Walls... ...and here's the soffit opened up... I'm not sure if you can tell, but where Jim is, the soffit is actually a… Continue reading Home Improvement – Support Beam Bummer!
The tomatoes are starting to ripen and daily I have been picking 3-4 off of the plants. The yellow ones first, then the red. Now I've got quite a bit and need to make something quick! Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa!A perfect salsa to eat on it's own, with chips or top a hot dog! Recipe:… Continue reading Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes!
This is my second attempt at naturally fermented food. And my second FAIL. My first attempt was sauerkraut gosh, that was 2 and a half years ago and I've not tried it since. But somehow all the Youtube videos make it look so easy and fool-proof. Harrumph I say! So today was completion day for… Continue reading Epic Fermented Pickle Fail!
Oh Yum! I am not even kidding. Several years ago we planted Rhubarb in a section of the yard that receives sun about half of the day. We waited and waited, probably 4 years (before we had enough of a harvest) and now we can actually enjoy with regularity the fruits of what we planted… Continue reading Oh Rhubarb, oh how I love thee! Recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry Walnut Crumb Cake!
Friends, I think even the best of us bakers have moments of failure. Today I wanted to make some Christmas cookies. Jim chose the classic peanut butter cookie with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center. Easy enough right? I don’t know why I can look at a recipe and think I’m following the directions exactly… Continue reading Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookie Fail
Do you ever just have one of those days where you just want to make something and you’ll go out of your way to find the ingredients in order to make it? Well today was that day. You see, I had this terrible craving to bake a really dense, but great, loaf of Caraway Seed… Continue reading In Search of a Good Rye