Dandelion Jelly

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club post, I went foraging for dandelions in our own yard. Don’t be put off by this—Dandelion Jelly is worth the picking. It is delicious! . . . → Read More: Dandelion Jelly

Peach “Sleep Over” Oatmeal

Let this set in the fridge over night to “sleep over.” You will have a perfect summer breakfast in a jar (made even better by using summer’s ripest peaches). . . . → Read More: Peach “Sleep Over” Oatmeal

Finding the unexpected

Foraging in our own back yard. . . . → Read More: Finding the unexpected

A visit to an urban winery

A great place and a great kick-off to our wine adventure. . . . → Read More: A visit to an urban winery

Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving

And, a mostly local breakfast. . . . → Read More: Musings on a hot summer, my fall garden and surviving

A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

What to do with all these fresh veggies? Throw them in a skillet with some fantastic chutney. . . . → Read More: A veggie dinner with local (mostly) ingredients

Trip to see family…traveling to another farmers market

One of the top things on our list when we travel is to visit a local farmers market (or two). We found a great one in Louisville, CO. . . . → Read More: Trip to see family…traveling to another farmers market

Farmers’ Markets: Please Support!

No matter how small—you never know what you will find—like this gem of a tomato. . . . → Read More: Farmers’ Markets: Please Support!

Loving “The Great Food Truck Race”

The Nom Nom Truck—our inspiration for a banh mi type sandwich. Recipes for Asian Pulled Pork, Baguettes, and Slaw Topping. . . . → Read More: Loving “The Great Food Truck Race”

Heirloom Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Arkansas Black heirloom apples from the farmers’ market made a tasty pie! . . . → Read More: Heirloom Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

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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