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
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
(Skip to recipe) This year I will not be attending the family Thanksgiving because I have to watch the puppies (boarding is just too expensive), so I've been a little sad about the fact that I wouldn't be able to make my kids, my nieces, and my nephew, the dish that was always the most … Continue reading We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)
(Skip to recipe) I wish I had taken more pictures of my glorious abundance of hot peppers this year. For mothers day, my husband and kids bought me two jalapeño pepper plants, because we use them often, and two Tabasco pepper plants, which was unexpected. Though I've never managed to properly grow a pepper before, … Continue reading Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)
I've been having a fairly difficult time in the last week. As much as I am really enjoying our cool fall temperatures, including our first snowfall of the season, the things that are happening in Washington these days have me increasingly tending towards the prepper side of things than the plain ole homesteader side. I'm … Continue reading Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?
(Skip to recipe) Today I'm at risk of falling down a rabbit hole that will take me all day to crawl out of. Actually, I'm pretty sure I've already fallen down it, but it somehow reminded me that I owe you my super amazing bagel recipe! It must be the whole "hole" part. That rabbit … Continue reading If They Flew Over the Bay, They’d be… (Bagels)