Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"Gardens are a form of autobiography." ~ Sydney Eddison Rainbow Swiss chard is one of my favourite things from the garden. I've been tucking some away in the freezer and we're enjoying it regularly in salad these days. It makes a tasty, crunchy, and hearty salad: chopped chard, whatever other veggies are on hand (currently

Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Canning meatballs today. We don't eat a lot of meat but it is nice to have a few jars on the shelf for a quick winter

Daily Bread

I remember coming home from school on days when Mom baked bread. Oh my, how good the house smelled! I can't think of anything that tastes as good as a slice of fresh bread slathered with butter. When Mom baked bread it was an all-day effort. I know, because I began baking bread with her

Lentil Soup

I took advantage of the gift of quiet and snowy days in early January to pull out some cookbooks I collected many years ago. One of my treasured favourites is the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. It contains a recipe for lentil soup that is described as gentle. It is, indeed, simple and gentle .