It all began when I was watching the squirrels. This is what I do sometimes when I sit in a wicker chair with my breakfast and ponder life and the creek below.
The squirrels were gnawing most voraciously on a yellow fruit, many of which had dropped to the ground.
I was curious.
So I wandered my way…
Since we're officially in Spring now, herbs are going to take over my life. I love every minute of it.
They are growing like wildfire on my deck and on a stump in the front of my house. It thrills me to the core.
So I'm going to do everything I can to embrace them. First up:…
I got a little makeover around here! We're still working out a few kinks but there are a few new features that I want to point out now so you can start using them!
My recipes page now has a visual recipe index as well as a way for you to search for recipes by ingredient.…
Scroll to the bottom to enter the second giveaway of the week... we're on a roll baby.
I've been bewitched by Friday Night Lights. The show and the real life fantasy of mine. It is partly because I want to be as cool as Tim Riggins when I grow up, minus the jail bait, but also…
In some parts of the country, the summer albacore run is in its prime. But even where tuna isn’t plentiful, this preserving technique is a must have. It falls somewhere between fresh and canned tuna, the Italians called it "conservata," the old tradition of preserving protein in olive oil.
It is usually imported from Spain or…
I’m 34,000 feet in the sky again. I seem to be up here a lot. I’m hoping to have a lull again this summer before I embark on a whole new book that I’m about to write, which will require travel which means many more posts from up here. Did I tell you about the…
I had a pork chop yesterday. I was dining alone, and I ceremoniously made myself a proper meal. I took a visit to the butcher who had all sorts of glossy selections piled high in the coolers, and I settled on a pork chop, bone-in. It was a good choice because it was well aged, and came from…
I am a tad obsessed with apple picking. I have spent many minutes rallying people to go with me on an apple picking adventure. Those that always resist are male… something in their nature doesn’t desire a day of frolicking in an orchard with a basket and a long pole, and eating apples until your…
Such a noble food. The cranberry beans are tender and ready. So tender you can pop them out of their shells and eat them raw.
Or if you're not feeling so adventurous, you can cook them til they are stewy and delicious.
“Cranberry Beans, Georgia-Style”
Four ingredient cooking. My favorite kind.
1 cup of cranberry beans…