Roasted Tomato Soup

2014-08-11 19.35.31

I’m in a funk….

Work has been busy but what else is new?

Although I have cooked and baked, I just haven’t felt like posting anything. (And if I am being totally forthcoming here, I haven’t cooked or baked all that much. Lots of sandwiches recently ’round here.)

Is it the weather change?

Am I . . . → Read More: Roasted Tomato Soup

A Cross Country Culinary Tour


Come along with me as we travel to Michigan, Florida and Australia to meet three of my blogger friends…(We’ll try not to get shipwrecked.) . . . → Read More: A Cross Country Culinary Tour

Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

2014-09-02 16.56.08

I must praise the book my mom got me for an uber early birthday:  The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.   For more information and praises on this book, click here for an earlier post.

Since work is still super busy, I am pulling this draft out of the archives from peach season . . . → Read More: Ginger-Peach Jam (Freezer Version and Traditional)

Spicy Rooster Pizza

2014-08-28 19.09.31

…or Cloudy with a Chance of Pizza Flurries. This is my post for Food ‘n Flix this month where the feature film was “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” . . . → Read More: Spicy Rooster Pizza

What do Linnaeus and Monet have in common with Tulsa?

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Well, to start with a fabulous public garden and a spectacular art exhibit. . . . → Read More: What do Linnaeus and Monet have in common with Tulsa?

Tomato Jam

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We are picking tomatoes daily.   Be prepared, dear reader, for lots of tomato recipe.

I am going to start out with the best one ever:   Tomato Jam.   If you have a garden, visit farmers markets,  or belong to a CSA, you must have this book:   The Preservation Kitchen by Paul . . . → Read More: Tomato Jam

Guacamole Hummus


Here is my post for August’s Secret Recipe Club. . . . → Read More: Guacamole Hummus

Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

2014-08-11 17.27.02

We have three apple trees in our yard:

One Arkansas Black Apple (an heirloom variety that The Hubs gave me as a birthday present last November),  a Braeburn (I think—I lost the tag and can’t remember), and a Honeycrisp.

This was the tree a few weeks before harvesting.

The Arkansas Black is too young . . . → Read More: Honeycrisp Apple Harvest

Sweet Sriracha Pickles

2014-08-11 17.23.15

I was inspired by pickled dirt.

Truly.   I pickled some chard stems a while back and my mother assessed that they tasted like “pickled dirt.”

OK, so the pickled chard was an acquired taste but that pickling liquid was da’ bomb!   I made up some of this sweet-hot brine and threw in . . . → Read More: Sweet Sriracha Pickles

Canning Round-Up


Here’s a round-up of what’s been canned and preserved at EE plus you cannot live without this book…. . . . → Read More: Canning Round-Up