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
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 .
When I was in pickle-making mode I bought a lot of garlic--more than I needed. I was thinking about what to do with it all when I came across a recipe for Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce on the SB Canning site. It sounded great, I had a bounty of fresh tomatoes, peppers, and herbs that
I can feel the change of seasons a little bit more every day. Cooler nights mean we're closing the window a bit more in the evening. Spider webs everywhere (the biggest ugliest spiders I've ever seen!) and make me a bit more cautious when I enter my garden area. My canning shelf and freezer are
I decided to try something different with some of the garden produce this year since my pantry shelves have been filling up nicely with things I consider to be staples. We don't eat a lot of salsa so I debated about making any but, as Gerry said, if we have some homemade we're likely to
When I was canning dill pickles last year I got to the point where I had more than enough jars of dills and I needed to do something different. I used this recipe from Saving the Seasons to make some sweet dills. We really enjoyed these over the winter--they pair nicely with cheese and make
I grew cucumbers for the first time this year and what a treat they've been. We've enjoyed them in salads, by themselves, and I added them to the smaller pickling cukes I bought when I made sweet dill pickles. Finding myself with an over-abundance I was delighted to come across a recipe for cucumber relish