Summer is passing way too quickly. So quickly I haven’t had time yet to make a list of all the things I’d like to do during this season. I know, August arrives this week, back-to-school signs are everywhere, and the tomato harvest is beginning to ripen. But, really, I’m not talking about summer being almost over –… Read More
It’s strawberry season, and strawberry season comes around only once each year. So, excuse me for serving you a very simple recipe for this week’s chocolate challenge, but here is my best recommendation.
Poor, poor, sad apples sitting unloved in my refrigerator, for weeks, and weeks. Some were too soft. Some were too tart. But their sad life ended in the cold zone, with no hope of finding their way into a lunch box. Can there be any chance at redemption? Can they find love in their final… Read More
I remember when ordering raspberries with cream for dessert in a restaurant was the height of sophistication and luxury. Of course, I was pretty young and impressionable at the time, but raspberries were not nearly as ubiquitous as they are now. I relived that heady, youthful experience the other day with store bought raspberries (our… Read More
After a very pleasant time picking berries in my yard earlier today, I was attempting to set up a photo in the morning light to, well let me be honest, show off. The fall berry harvest is looking to be even better than the harvest we had earlier in the summer. Lucky us! We have… Read More
I guess there’s an upside to the depressingly rainy summer of 2013 – the fig trees in my parents’ yard produced what I consider to be the best figs ever! Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
Oh peaches, once so firm and sweet, I could not buy enough. But soon the heat of summer’s day removed your youthful fluff. In the fridge you sat and wilted, No one touched you, you were jilted. And then one day I ventured in, to see if all was lost I found you wrinkled, soft… Read More
Are you guys sick of my raspberry photos yet? Sorry. I’m thrilled with this year’s crop that are STILL coming in. And see, I have some of our white raspberries in there to change things up for you this week.
When I was a kid, we had to spit out the watermelon seeds for ourselves.
I didn’t believe this would be good, but it wasn’t exactly a scary thing to try. It’s not like a sheep’s head or blood sausage or even raw fish. It’s simply an unusual combination of ingredients for a salad which I found a recipe for in “Everyday Food”. Slice tomatoes and watermelon and pile together.… Read More