Currently I'm ...

… listening to: the new food dehydrator. No, seriously. I am listening to the soothing sounds of eighty peaches shriveling up under the gentle 135 degree air circulating in our new Nesco food dehydrator and jerky maker....more
@Karen Ballum Thanks! That is a fabulous idea!  :)more

Blanching Peaches - Recipe

Blanching peaches is a process that when all the stars are aligned, it is a joy to complete.  If not aligned, it is, well, it is just not.  This is how I align my stars....more

Peach Kuchen with Buttermilk Whipped Cream

“I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it.” ~ Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)...more

Respite From the Heat

When my husband said that we were moving to Texas, one  thing that I  knew was that it would be hot. I really don't like to be hot.  My readers on my Facebook page can attest to that because I whine about it every day. My kids do, too...whine, every day.  One of them actually sticks her hands under he arms, turns her angry face to me and says "Underarm sweat is so GROSS!"    Highly dramatic but, she's  5 - years-old, okay?   You know what, though? I didn't fully appreciate just how hot it would get. ...more

Mini Peach Cobblers

oh wow, those look good -- and super cute, too.more

Peach Season!

We are in the midst of Peach Season here in my part of New England. When I went to pick up our Farm Share the other day, I came home with tons of them! So what to do with all these peaches? Well, many of them will just be eaten fresh… sweet, juicy peaches are such an amazing summertime treat!  We also plan to make up a batch of Peach Preserves, and last night my beautiful daughter made the most delicious Peach Cobbler using this recipe. It came out great!...more

Peach Blueberry Tart

The Perfect Summer Salad

I visited our local Old Towne Orange Farmers and Artisans Market in Orange, California. It was a beautiful sunny day and I was ready to be inspired for tonight’s dinner. My eye caught the bounty of stone fruit from the Mt. Moriah Organic Farms from Lodi. Initially I thought to make a peach crumble, however a friendly farmer suggested that it would be better to incorporate into a refreshing peach salad....more
The salad looks absolutely awesome.  Keep up the great work! :)more