I had some sad news earlier this week. We just won’t have a cherry season around here this year. I think Michigan is all but given up hope of anything there, too. And all the farms that might have had cherries this year have no you-picks, which make for some of the most beautiful shots… Read More A Sadness and a Joy | Ball Jar Sour Cherry Pies
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
I returned home after a lengthy trip to Texas to find spring had sprung: the daffodils were spent and the ferns unfurling. Nestled amongst said ferns on the shady side of the porch were dandelions, just emerged, with slender leaves and nary a flower in sight. Which of course meant they are at their peak… Read More Risotto of the Week | Spring Broad Bean and Foraged Dandelion
This is hardly even a post about cooking. It’s a post about what what to do when you want to help. When things happen in life and I feel like I want to hug and cry and help, I cook. And often, because I feel such a connection with meals, the thing to be cooked… Read More Sharing History | Stuffed Cabbage
Playlist included Mr. Sun, by Kina Granis.
I love pressing a small gift into the hands of a host when I visit. And you know me, I like it even more if it’s a quick little homemade something. This cranberry clementine chutney takes just a few minutes of care and stirring and is quintessentially wintery. It is fantastic with cheese, delicious with… Read More Homemade Hostess Gift | 20-Minute Cranberry Clementine Chutney