Chez moi (and now chez moi is in a new location and features a roommate who is also my sister, and an extra dog who is an enormous black border collie/labrador mix, seemy Twitter feed for occasional pics), we, like most of you, are consuming a tiny bit more alcohol than usual, but unlike many … Continue reading It’s Five O’Clock Sometime…
Once upon a time, two people got married very, very young, had two beautiful babies, and then lost all track of time and just set one foot in front of the other trying to get to wherever they were going but they didn't know where they were going so they just kept going forward without realizing they were on a treadmill and actually going nowhere. So they moved to New York. The End.
Pumpkin Spice Pickles?! Yes, actually, that's basically what we're saying you can have.
(Skip to recipe) So this is how my brain works: Step 1: Mutual on Twitter makes a list of things they have checked off their to do list. Step 2: I decide to make my own list because I've been feeling like I'm not getting anything accomplished at all and maybe writing them down will … Continue reading Pump up the (Mango Jalapeño) Jam!
(Skip to recipe) I love my itty-bitty little garden full of plants in pots, but I have managed to fit a few perennials in a couple of small patches of dirt and the very first one I put in was lavender! I love the color, I love the smell, and it turns out that I … Continue reading Lavender Chocolate Bark, Dilly-dilly
Gumbolaya is not something you can walk into a restaurant in New Orleans and order. It is a dish born of a southern friend and I who looked at her already delicious recipe for Gumbo and wondered how we could change it up? Adding elements to make it more of a pilaf, or more precisely … Continue reading Guest Post: Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo-laya! Recipe by Paul Weimer
It's almost time to start making rhubarb wine again, and I've been busy sterilizing my carboys (old wine jugs) and laying in fermentation lock parts (balloons and big rubber bands). But meanwhile, the rain (we're having an unusually wet spring again in Blue Wyoming) has brought out bumper crops of dandelions! And the town hasn't … Continue reading Dan Dan Dan, Dan Dandelion (Wine)
Hi everyone! So, you might have noticed that I've been utterly silent for... ohhh.... five months? This despite the amount of cooking I did over the holidays. I think I even promised a tamales recipe at some point. Well, that clearly didn't happen. Thank goodness for Wyoming Blue, who has single-handedly kept this place alive … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! Turn and Face the Strange
I don't hunt, but I love wild game, and I'm lucky enough to live in a town with a highly functional barter economy, so every year I make a trade with a few of my hunting lady friends. Usually I give them homemade jam but lately the Chokecherry Delight Liqueur I made last summer has … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 4: Moroccan-Inspired Venison Chili
A few days ago I was at my parents' house around lunch time, and at their house lunch means soup. Usually canned, though mom makes homemade sometimes. That day was a canned day, and mom's soup was New England clam chowder. Damn, I used to love that stuff! But that was before I learned how … Continue reading 52 Soups: Week 3: Chowder…ish?