I had no intention of baking until later this fall when the flowers were done and I was finished with “this week’s bouquet”. Plus, I’m just too busy right now to fit baking into my life. But my sister told me there was a new season and episode of “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix. I had no intention of watching it until I … Continue reading this week’s bake
This week’s bouquet starts with some golden rod that I nabbed from my elderly neighbor’s yard. Usually it is only found along the road side or in a country field. No one purposely allows this weed to grow in their yard. This year, while she was away, her son’s chopped down every weed and flower growing in her yard, but fortunately they missed her golden … Continue reading this week’s bouquet
This is probably more of a summer dish than something you make in the dead of winter, when your body is craving “comfort food”. But, I came across a bag and a half of peas in the freezer, and in my attempt to be more responsible with my food spending, I thought I’d make up this salad to use them up . I am often … Continue reading pea salad
My new toy arrived today – a KitchenAid mixer. I have a hand mixer that was received as a wedding present, 45 years ago. I have been using that hand mixer since that time, and it has been a faithful appliance. This little mixer has always worked despite the fact that over 40 years ago I lost the cord to it when moving. This cord … Continue reading a new toy!
It’s an oppressive dreary day outside and perfect for turning on the oven and filling the house with good smells. Now that I’m baking again, I wanted to try making pizza dough. I have a recipe I’ve made before and remember it as being very good, so I threw together the dough and set it aside to rise. The dough didn’t rise as much as … Continue reading pizza day
This recipe for veggie chili came from a Facebook friend and it makes a very large pot full, much more than one person can eat. It is easy to make and has great flavor. I try to make it several times each winter as it is healthy, filling, and perfect for snowy days. When I was deep cleaning my refrigerator and cupboards a few … Continue reading stretching meals