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Golden Tomato Jam – Tiny Jars that Make Me Smile

Golden Tomato Jam – Tiny Jars that Make Me Smile

Home canning is something that I grew up with my entire life.  My grandmother, great aunt, and other relatives were prolific canners and I grew up eating, almost exclusively, home canned green beans from North Carolina – even when we lived in Minnesota.  I recall watching (and helping) my great aunt Pauline string a break … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Salsa – And Adventures in Home Canning!

Heirloom Tomato Salsa – And Adventures in Home Canning!

This is guest post written by Sarah Bell, good friend and freelance graphic designer extraordinaire (www.sarahlaurenbell.com), who was the creative genius behind our fabulous logo.  She’s also crazy enough to say yes to anything when it comes to my food adventures. “It’s sooo preeeetttyyyyyy!!” Very nearly a squeal. Almost a squeal, before 10 a.m. on … Continue reading

Artichokes and My Battle With Hollandaise

Artichokes and My Battle With Hollandaise

All of the spring fruits and veggies that are popping up the farmer’s market and grocery store have me thoroughly inspired.  Last week’s (Strawberry Rhubarb Pie) was a first-time success and got some pretty stellar reviews from the folks who snagged a piece.  Unfortunately, not all of my culinary endeavors are successes, even if they … Continue reading

A Guacamole Tree and an Avocado Table…

A Guacamole Tree and an Avocado Table…

Last week, the week before Cinco de Mayo (or as my friend Elizabeth calls it – Cinco de Drinko), the kind folks at the Mexican Embassy sent a whole lot of avocados to my office.  They were still a bit firm, but would be perfectly ripened in time for the weekend.  I squirreled away six for … Continue reading