Monthly Archives: September 2014

Beer-pretzel salted caramels

I love stumbling across new unexpected recipes.  This one was in a Food Network magazine that I pilfered from my friend who recently moved out of state.  She had a pile of magazines that were destined for the thrift store … Continue reading

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Plum Raspberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

Monday.  It actually wasn’t that bad.  I got up and took The Stinker for a run this morning before work, our first run since last Wednesday.  It was short, but my leg was giving me fits last week, so I … Continue reading

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There is more changing than just the seasons

I am feeling a bit out of sorts lately.  Several of my friends and co-workers are moving away–to different states–and it’s got me sort of in a funk.  And it’s got me thinking about the next phase in my life … Continue reading

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Surviving the hard freeze

I managed to eek the tomatoes and peppers through a hard freeze Thursday night–it hit 27 degrees F!  Two layers of protection–plastic over the hoops and row covers inside that–and it almost wasn’t enough.  The frost tipped a few of … Continue reading

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Gardening freak out

It is supposed to be 80+ degrees tomorrow, and then it might snow on Thursday.  What?!  C’mon, Mother Nature, all I want is for my tomatoes and peppers to ripen.  On the vine.  Pleeeeeeease?  I’ll be covering my garden boxes … Continue reading

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First egg from my new chickens!

Which of my little girls won the prize of laying the first egg?  The Araucana!  Hubby found it yesterday afternoon, and I heard him giggle a little bit when he checked the box.  I could tell something was different about this egg check, … Continue reading

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Too lazy to make chile rellenos? Turn it into a casserole!

 In our CSA share last week we got a bunch of Anaheim and Poblano peppers–one is obligated to make chile rellenos when these peppers are in abundance, right?  And I had good intentions, really, I did.  But after spending so … Continue reading

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Red fruits are ripening: tomatoes and cherries!

Time flies when you spend it in the kitchen.  It seems that’s where I’ve been for about the past week or so.  It seems like I have been cooking non-stop since last Tuesday.  We got tomatoes with our CSA share … Continue reading

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