Hello! It’s been a while, but don’t look at the year of the previous post and we’ll say it’s just been a few days. I’m super excited to join Isabelle Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm just a couple of miles from my home, writing how to’s on enjoying the produce they grow this season! Continue reading “how to dress a salad”
Let’s face it. We all have to eat and for lots of reasons, modern life often doesn’t allow us to do it in the healthiest and most enjoyable ways. I was lucky to grow up in a home with a stay-at-home mom who was an adventuresome cook. Continue reading “let’s get real (food)”
Oh, I mean Portland, Oregon! Yes, that is a rosemary plant in full bloom that’s close to 4×4; that’s feet, not inches! Here these Mediterranean herbs are long lived perennials which become shrubs, unlike the puny annuals I try to grow in a single short season back home in Colorado. This week and next, I’m in Portland … Continue reading spring in Provence
Pain d’épices is a traditional spice bread of various French origins (Alsace, Burgundy, Paris and notably made with Brittany dark buckwheat honey). Although naturally leavened in the past, modern versions are quick breads with some portion of whole grain flour, sweetened with honey and flavored with a wide variety of spices ranging from cardamom to … Continue reading a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, of sorts
It’s been our typical cold cloudy gray May with rain almost every day. Wait a minute, I live in Colorado don’t I!? What’s going on? It seems like every month this year has been out of whack, weather-wise. Continue reading “spring in the Pacific Northwest”
May is Colorado’s month for showers (not April). It’s been wet every day of the month with over 2 inches two days ago. There’s danger of flooding in a few areas, but luckily the forecast is for a sunny week coming up. This green but snowy scene is what we woke up to this morning. … Continue reading if it snows, bake cookies!
By April when the Boulder, Colorado farmers’ market starts up, we’re all hungry for fresh and local produce. Even though the selection is small, customers are happy to find overwintered spinach, greenhouse-grown arugula and other greens, a few herbs and sturdy root crops such as turnips and carrots that have survived the winter. This year … Continue reading sunchoke, the ugly duckling of root vegetables