Slow-Roasted Applesauce

Slow-Roasted Applesauce Something that invokes the very essence of Autumn is the harvesting of apples, and from that the making of homemade applesauce.  To me, nothing smells as amazing as our house permeated with the scent of apples roasting in the traditional “fall” spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  (I also add cardamom. So good.)…

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…

Favorite Cookbook: Baking by Dorie Greenspan

Favorite Cookbook: Baking by Dorie Greenspan I would imagine that nearly all cooks and bakers have at least one favorite cookbook that they go to often or learned from.  I am not discluded in this.   I have several that I have cooked and baked out of for years. One of my favorite cookbooks is “Baking”…

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth All of us come from a heritage where at some point in history our ancestors used nearly EVERY part of the animal that they raised or hunted. My maternal grandfather’s family made it a family get-together, much like you’d read in Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder….

Our Family & Food

FOOD   Many of my memories, both in childhood and adulthood, revolve around the dinner table and eating together.  There’s something about sharing moments of necessity with someone, especially when it is done in the spirit of fellowship and community.  We all need to eat, so let’s sit together, enjoy each other’s company, and eat…

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog?

Why Am I Doing a Farm & Food Blog? I guess it starts with a 13-year old girl’s dream to be a pastry chef. (That’s me.) I was laughed at by a few people, and as impressionable as I was then, gave up on the idea fairly quickly.  Fast-forward about 6 years and you’ll find…

After-Christmas Blob, Er…. Blog

After-Christmas Blob, Er…. Blog Christmas is over.  I cooked. I ate. I have heartburn.  I’ve been doing well this year, slowly losing some extra pounds.  Of course, now I feel that I have taken a couple of steps back.  I don’t know this for sure, as I’ve been too afraid to step on that scale!…