Spicy Rooster Pizza

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…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

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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

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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

Garden Update

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The garden has been fabulous this year due to the rain and record low temperatures.   The Hubs and I have often mused about finding a place to live in our dotage where temperatures are mild, nothing higher than 85 and nothing lower than 60.   Think we may have found that place here.  :)   . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

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Well, we are definitely back from the lake (and have been for some time).

I am still enjoying my time off at home (which is coming to an end soon), but I did have to start working and tweaking and modding the master schedule so students can get the classes the need/want.   This is a giant Rubik’s . . . → Read More: Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Pitas

Cooking with Jacques…

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…or how Pépin figures into our cultural literacy and popular culture. (Plus a bonus apple tart recipe.) . . . → Read More: Cooking with Jacques…