Lemon Garlic Salt

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at home. Larry retired at the end of August, and though you might think that would mean we have more time, we actually seem to have less than ever. A lot of things got put off all summer, because we kept saying “We’ll have more time in September.” Well September is here, and we have to get it all done now ....more

Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

It is just the beginning of apple season here in Upstate NY. I know that a lot of people think only of the city when they hear the words “New York”, but here where we live, there are way more cows than there are people, and LOTS of apples. NY is the second largest producer of apples in the United States, and we live just on the edge of the Finger Lakes, which is the most prolific apple growing part of the state ....more

Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Zucchini

Full of fresh late summer veggies! I keep telling myself I have to stop putting zucchini recipes on here this summer, but then, the next thing I know, there is a plate of some sort of new zucchini thing sitting in front of my camera. It’s like the zucchini are taking over everything – my garden, my mind, my blog, and most especially my dinner! ...more

Blueberry Ginger Buttermilk Cake

Alas, this will be the final blueberry post for the summer of ’14. Not the last blueberry thing we’ll eat, for sure, because we freeze blueberries to use in the wintertime. They are equally good as the fresh ones in a cake like this, so if you run across this post later on in the year, don’t hesitate to use frozen berries in it ....more

Fresh Corn Fritters

Here in Upstate NY, this is really the best time of year for sweet corn. Nothing really compares to that first early corn that we crave so much after a long winter without it, but for the absolute best stuff, August and early September are when you find varieties that have the most flavor. Later varieties usually have ears that stay tender and sweet, even as they get huge – those are perfect for getting in the freezer for wintertime soups and side dishes ....more

Kale Walnut Pesto

One thing that enjoys a cool summer is kale. Man, do we have kale! Usually, we have a lot of kale early in the summer, and then again in the fall, but this summer the spring kale never tried to go to seed, so it is still going strong ....more

Tasty Bite makes a tasty meal!

This post brought to you by Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine. Now, you know me, right? ...more

Homemade Corn Tortillas

You might wonder why I would be posting a recipe for Homemade Corn Tortillas in the first place. There is nothing new about this recipe – it’s the same recipe that many people have enjoyed, probably for centuries. It’s a method of long standing because it works so well ....more

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Do Moms still do this? Bake a batch of cookies while the kids are at school so that the house smells amazing when they walk through the door? Our weather seems to be making an early turn toward fall, which has me thinking about those first days of school every year, both from my own childhood, as well as the girls’ ....more

Creamy Vegan Zucchini Dill Soup

We are still on a zucchini kick around here. Nothing wrong with that as far as I can see. It’s a good year for squash, with plenty of rain and nice sunny days in between ....more