Last week, we took a drive out to a u-pick apple orchard, to celebrate the first day of fall. It was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon, with just a touch of chill in the air. As we ran and played amongst the corridors of trees, it felt as though the rest of the world had fallen away. We filled […]
I planted two varieties of onions this spring – Walla Walla Sweet & Copra. I have been using the Walla Wallas all summer, harvesting them as needed. They’re delicious, but they don’t keep well. So, as summer draws to a close, I wanted to figure out a way to preserve the ones that were left in […]
Blackberries just taste like summertime. They bring back sweet childhood memories for me in a way that few other things can compare with. And so, every year, when the berries start to plump up and ripen, I head out with my basket. After hours spent standing in the sun, I head home, arms scratched by the thorns […]
Are you (or someone you love) a zucchini hater? This is the recipe that will change your mind, and leave you singing the praises of this under-appreciated vegetable!
Step-by-step instructions for making perfectly caramelized onions. It takes some time, but the delicious results are worth every single minute!
Did you know you could eat carrot tops? It’s true! As it turns out, not only can you eat them, but you most definitely should! They are packed with nutrients, and their slightly bitter flavor makes them ideal for use in pesto and other savory condiments.
The idea to put potatoes on pizza came from one of my favorite local restaurants, La Fiamma. If you’re ever in town, you are required to stop there for dinner. Seriously, it should be a law or something. But, since most of you probably won’t be driving through my town anytime soon, I recommend making a potato pizza […]
This is my favorite recipe for homemade pizza dough. It’s fast, easy, and absolutely delicious!
My enthusiasm for DIY spills over into nearly every part of my life, and most definitely into my cooking. I’m not saying I never go the store bought route when buying ingredients, because sometimes I do. There are some ‘convenience foods’ that are just too darn, well, convenient to pass up. It’s just that I’m […]
Thanksgiving at our house this year was a low key affair, filled with family, friends, and lots of good food – just the way I like it! Apple pie has always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t get me wrong, I love the turkey…and the stuffing…and the sweet potatoes…but I just have a […]