Boston

Join us on our recent excursion to Boston. . . . → Read More: Boston

Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

More jelly recipes today. This is a version of a version of a version. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam (2.0)

Cherry Sangria Jam

Using cherries from Mom’s tree, I created this sangria inspired jam….It smells just like sangria when cooking. . . . → Read More: Cherry Sangria Jam

“In My Kitchen” September 2018

Peppers and lemonade….Pie plates and cheese knives…Cocktails and sunsets…..(and a snarky quote)….. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2018

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly

During my recent twenty-five pound roasted green chile odysssey, I decided to revisit a recipe.

A couple of years ago, I had made this Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly.   I remembered it fondly.  Obviously, I had plenty of green chiles to use up so I made a few batches.

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Hatch Green Chiles

Twenty-five pounds is a LOT of peppers! . . . → Read More: Hatch Green Chiles

Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

Welcome to the 5th Annual Pieathalon. My submission for the event, however, probably would not make the time trials….. . . . → Read More: Apricot Meringue Pie for the 5th Annual Pieathalon

“In My Kitchen” August 2018

Update on new job…some garden produce…and quite a few epic failures….That’s my kitchen for this month. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2018

Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

I did not get this shared in time for the Fourth, but it is definitely a worthy recipe to share NOW for other picnic and grilling summer events. . . . → Read More: Fourth of July Baked Beans (after the fact)

Bags o’ Onions

Here’s a great way to caramelize onions with little mess and little work. And, here’s an even better pickled onion recipe—so good, easy and delicious! . . . → Read More: Bags o’ Onions

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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