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It’s that time of the year, folks. It’s hot. A few years ago I stumbled across this article. I love Mark Bittman. I love his simple approach to food. I love that he is not a food snob. And I love that he is not afraid to [...]

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Breakfast: Cheating at 7am

On April 28, 2009 By admin

The picture really says it all. You know of my love affair with Nutella. But did you also know that it is insanely healthy? Ok, maybe not for those of us who have stopped growing. But for little ones, a few tablespoons [...]

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Most of you know how much I love my dear slow cooker. My good friend, LD, has a fancy-pants crock pot from All Clad that I covet. Someday. Anyway, I’ve enjoyed looking at these slow cooker recipes and think I’ll try a few. [...]

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Several of you have asked me to post this. We do make this every March17th, although my sister informed me that Corned Beef and Cabbage is not really eaten in Ireland. Oh well, I tried. My absolute favorite part of the meal is the soda bread. I usually use Continue Reading

Have old bananas lying around? Make these. You will die. We can’t keep the dough around long enough to have many cookies. And if you’re worried about the butter and sugar, all of the good stuff (whole wheat flour, rolled oats, bananas, [...]

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Last week I found an extra gallon of milk that had to be used, and fast. So, I made a double batch of whole wheat waffles. I cooked them, cooled them, piled them into ziplock freezer bags (each one separated by little squares of parchment paper so they [...]

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Lately I have been thinking about my roots; about the farm I grew up on until I was twelve. I think about that farm all of the time, but lately I wonder why my connection to that land is so strong. Occasionally I ask other people what places they feel connected to, [...]

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Easter is approaching faster than I can say “peep”, and I am rapidly planning my Easter menu. We all have our “must haves” for certain holiday meals. And for some unexplained reason, I have to have cream pies on Easter. Doesn’t Easter always seem like a creamy day to you? Spring is in the air [...]

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Baking: Baker’s High

On March 4, 2008 By admin

I love to run. I have been running for 20 years now, and it is has been and always will be one of my most cherished pastimes. Having written that, I am not a real runner. I am quite slow (ten minute mile on a good day), I have limited distance (eight mile Saturdays are [...]

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Buying: How Do You Costco?

On February 22, 2008 By admin

I was at a dear friend’s house last weekend and we were discussing our favorite Costco (insert Sam’s Club here if need be) products. JF fixed several meals using different items she purchased at Costco–items I had never noticed before. Of course, the day after I returned from her house, I rushed to my local [...]

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