Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chocolate Waffles






  While researching–albeit through much trial and error–recipes that would work well for freezing I came upon a chocolate waffle recipe. I quickly discovered the challenge of using rice flour in baked goods… or in this case waffles. Without the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, Oatmeal Cookies, & Salsa






  Fond memories of canning projects alongside my mom in late summer inspired me to purchase forty pounds of tomatoes from a local farm as my sister Janet and I made preparations to make new canning memories. There are nine … Continue reading

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Harvesting Hydrangeas






With chilly mornings and cool evenings fall begins to hint at its imminent arrival. In anticipation of its entrance the hydrangeas will soon close their spectacular summer show, and are perfect for picking in order to dry nicely. As a … Continue reading

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Roasted Stone Fruit






Stone fruits–peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries– so called because of their large pit surrounded by juicy pulp. If you enjoy fruit pie or cobbler, this is a simple way to create a fruit dessert reminiscent of its more time consuming … Continue reading

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Apples, Apples, Everywhere






  What do you do when the lawn–such as it is–is continually littered with apples of various sizes, shapes, and colors? After picking them up repeatedly only to have them reappear more numerous than before, it was time to marshal … Continue reading

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Vanishing Granola






  For no particular reason, I don’t make this very often but when I do it never lasts long. Plain yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit and granola on top–oh my, it is amazing! I used to quietly snicker when … Continue reading

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Skillet Cornbread






This cornbread is very different from mixes that come in a box. The cornmeal adds a rustic grit to every bite along with a pleasing corn flavor. Baking in a cast-iron skillet allows the bottom and edges to be pleasantly … Continue reading

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Coconut Sugar






  Coconut sugar works well in recipes calling for either white or brown sugar, substitutes 1:1 with no adjustments, and is considered low glycemic. I prefer “blonde” coconut sugar simply because the final product is lighter in color. I shop … Continue reading

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Soba Noodles With Beef & Vegetables






  Preparing Chinese food without soy is essentially impossible, however, through much trial and error I have come up with a facsimile that comes close to satisfying Anna’s craving for “Chinese.” This recipe can easily be prepared based upon preferences … Continue reading

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Just For Fun






I stumbled upon this while going through some old family pictures, and couldn’t resist posting the photo. Simple times recalling snazzy bow ties, dapper tweed sport jackets, nerdy glasses, and let’s not forget those incredibly flattering bangs for girls. We … Continue reading

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