Sometimes, you just want soup. When it’s rainy (no snow?) and cold and dreary and grey, you need something that says, “Bubbala, where are your mittens?” This fantastic soup is something that anyone can make, with the most simple of ingredients. And it’s pretty much the single most biggest bang for your buck kind of… Read More Simple and Heartfelt | Matzo Ball Soup
It’s the time of year where just about anything your heart desires is available fresh and local here in Ohio. Farmer’s market tables groan under the weight of melons, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches. Oh the loveliness. Local Matters (whose mission is to transform the food system in central Ohio to be more secure, prosperous, just and… Read More Local Foods Week | Whey Crepes with Ricotta and Zucchini
There’s only so much jam you can make. Sometimes, you just need to start eating those 16 or 17 pounds of strawberries you picked. And maybe you need to enlist the kids, too. Enter the world’s simplest way to do that: popsicles. I, of course, can’t just let strawberries be strawberries. Besides, Cherub loves too… Read More Simple Summer Snack | Strawberry Lemon Balm Paletas
It’s the time of year that it’s hard to pin me down. I’m outside. Busy in the backyard, planting, weeding, sitting, contemplating. I just want to be outside. Watching for the return of Chestnut. Seeing if we have any new baby rabbits in the yard. I just find so much peace there, that you’re hard… Read More Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam
This weekend’s weather made me gear back up in the garden, get back in the kitchen and get my groove back. Warm weather is all about ease: barely putting a pot on the stove, most things cooked over the grill. Who needs a mess when the back garden begs you to come and play? A… Read More Almost Effortless | Summer Picnic Slaw
pomegranate = olive green; blackberry = purple; blueberry = …blue; beet = pink; turmeric = yellow; dandelion = almost nothing Playlist included Stay Young, Go Dancing, by Death Cab for Cutie.
When we visited our farmer friend Dick Jensen a few weeks ago for maple tapping, we picked up some of his lovingly raised and delicious grass-fed beef. We blew through the short ribs (I still owe you some posts on those, two ways) but we also bought a brisket with the full intention of having… Read More It’s Not Just for St. Patrick’s | Scratch Corned Beef