How to Make Your Own Almond Paste

Okay, to be honest, it never occurred to me to even wonder if I could […]

How long does a turkey carcass last?

We’re still getting readers surfing in on search terms about what to do with the […]

Those beautiful pumpkins

It’s that time of year again. Everywhere I look, I see beautiful, deep orange pumpkins…in […]

Concerned about High Fructose Corn Syrup?

I know lots of folks who are very concerned and vigilant about high fructose corn […]

Handy Dandy Kitchen Tip

A couple of days ago, I was showing a friend this nifty little trick I […]

Hot food tip for Easter Week

This is a week when most grocery stores have great sales on eggs. Buy a […]

Basic Pie Crust

We thought it might be handy to have a really basic pie crust recipe here, […]

Vegetarian-friendly recipes

Both of us have a number of vegetarian friends who cruise this blog and we’re […]

Are you a pie crust cheater?

I will confess to being a pie crust cheater of the highest order. I will […]

Eggs: Hardboiled or not?

Once a year I run the risk of getting raw eggs and hardboiled eggs mixed […]

Wow! Talk about Customer Service

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know that the […]

Homemade Sauerkraut…great results

It’s been several weeks since Dave started our Sauerkraut Experiment. It’s been sitting quietly in […]

Cooking with Indian Spices

Kate asked me if I’d share what Indian food I’d made with those spices. I’m […]

Browning Spices–a handy kitchen tip

I don’t claim to be an expert on cooking Indian food, but I really, really […]

What an apple-y day! Sauce, butter, pies, dehydrated “chips”

Remember that post about ugly apples? Well, yesterday, we had the opportunity to go DEEP […]

Lingering Green Flash question #2 and #3

Origins, Layering, and Gravity sum up the remaining questions some of you have been asking […]

Making blueberry jam with no added pectin–another recipe

Here’s one more recipe for those of you who are enjoying the taste of homemade no-added-pectin […]

A word about fruit pectin

Last summer I learned some fascinating things about fruit pectin.   1. Many fruits have […]

Vigo rice: an item for your grocery list

A few years ago, my friend Spring put me onto a pre-processed, packaged food that […]