Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam

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

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Abundance

I almost can’t stand it. I love peonies and their explosion of petals and entrancing fragrance.  So, so much.  I slog buckets filled to almost overflowing into the house to set on anything that will hold still.  They’re here for such a short time.  I am blessed. Now to make peony syrup for cocktails and… Read More Abundance

Backyard Foraging | Violet Salad with Goat Cheese in Phyllo

It’s early Spring, and there is an abundance of all sorts of young herbs, lettuces, and edible flowers.  They are tender, beautiful and delicious.  This is clearly the beginning of salad season.  Just pick, tear, and drizzle with the best possible olive oil.  Tonight I used dill, mint, picked thyme, parsley, baby lettuces and, as… Read More Backyard Foraging | Violet Salad with Goat Cheese in Phyllo