The Backyard Buffet

The Backyard Buffet

For Earth Day this year, I have posted a rather lengthy read on how we can grow our own backyard ecosystems and ditch our do-nothing lawns. One of the many benefits of making this change is how delicious and nutritious things become—not just for the pollinators we...
Garlic Scape Soup with Leeks and Potatoes

Garlic Scape Soup with Leeks and Potatoes

Well, we are here…Spring! I have been planning my own garden, sharing ideas for a community garden project with friends, and, of course, cleaning out the deep freeze in anticipation of the opening of the 2022 Farmers Market season. It never fails that I find a...
Special Sides: Sprouts and Spuds

Special Sides: Sprouts and Spuds

One of my favorite winter greens are those cute little cabbages know as Brussel sprouts. They are easy to fix in a million ways and bring a real freshness to wintertime meals. They are a family favorite with us now, but that used to not be the case. Years ago when I...
Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Extra-Special Rice Pudding

Long ago, when my daughter was in grade school and my grandma lived with us out in the country, I used to make this rice pudding dish. The original version came from a way-back issue of Cooking Light Magazine and involved a lot of low-fat ingredients that I would not...