I went with a friend to my very first Meet Up. Which, to be honest wasn’t something I would normally find within my range of regular activities. But she tempted me with something: there would be ice cream. And someone to give you some tips on making it at home. She didn’t have to know… Read More New Adventures | Charlotte and Olivia’s Ice Creams
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
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
I have a new pastry crush. It’s on Michelle from Pâtisserie Lallier. She is a French-taught (Le Cordon Bleu, natch) pastry chef that has an almost mystical way about guimauves (that’s marshmallows to you and me). Her Crème de Violette ones are particularly swoon-worthy. The chocolate ones already have a loyal following. And wouldn’t you… Read More French Crush | Pâtisserie Lallier
Playlist included Mr. Sun, by Kina Granis.
It’s simply the best of the last of the garden. Eight ears of the last of the sweet corn. Cobs scraped completely clean, releasing all that sweet corn “milk.” I think it’s what makes this soup special. But perhaps, too, it’s that I added in the last few peppers still standing on my counter. Another… Read More Final Harvest | Corn Milk Soup
Sometimes dinner is completely off the grid. Tonight’s rabbit was an example of that. Not purchased at a store or farmer’s market, simply gifted to me from generous friends who have local farmer friends. The dinners, over two nights, could not have embodied the essence of local more than that. For the squeamish, let… Read More Local Foods Week | Rabbit