If you are wondering, the bees seem to be doing well. It’s not that they have been neglected–it’s just that work has kept me from writing about the bees–or much of anything for that matter–as you’ve noticed. As I watch the snow blowing around in our recent unusual cold snap (which it seemed as if […]
I grew up with cast iron–and I still love it. I have some enamel cast iron cookware (Le Creuset), but I also use the plain black cast iron stuff that is a workhorse in the kitchen, for example, my griddle. Lodge is a readily available brand., likely even at your local hardware store. Plain black […]
It’s been a busy time of year, but I hope all of you have joyful and happy holidays–whichever you choose to celebrate. May you find lots of good food, wine, and friends in the season.
I admit that I’ve succumbed and now have an Instant Pot (IP). I’m pleased with everything I’ve done in it so far, but I think I’m cognizant of what its capabilities are so I’m not going to ask it to do things that just aren’t realistic. I don’t expect the same results from a braise […]
It’s no secret that I love beets, beet soups (cold or hot) and salads so any recipe for beets catches my eye, and may evoke some interesting gustatory imagery as well as an urge to run to the kitchen and cook. Perusing my email this morning I found a recipe for a beet soup from Will Frolic for […]
The season for gifts is approaching. I’ll admit that I don’t do many holiday gifts–if I find something I want to give a friend, I’ll just do it so I’ve very little “Christmas” shopping to do–and it’s already done! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t have some things that would make great gifts for the […]
May your day be filled with good food, wine (or other spirits), friends and convivial conversations!