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…

Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce


This dish was inspired by Like Water for Chocolate, this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature film. Read on for my thoughts on the film and a delicious stuffed pepper recipe. . . . → Read More: Chorizo Stuffed Chiles in Walnut Sauce

Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

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I love summer.   Specifically, I love July.   July is the month that I can take my vacation and some much needed time off.

I won’t get on a soap box or anything today, but July is the month that I get to totally be out of the office.   (I do still work . . . → Read More: Curried Chicken Salad with Cucumbers

Vegan Brownies with Flax

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A vegan brownie recipe for this month’s Secret Recipe Club… . . . → Read More: Vegan Brownies with Flax