Filed under Vegetables

Not Your Grandmother’s Pea Soup

Not Your Grandmother’s Pea Soup

Pea soup. It’s a combination of words that conjures images of either really awful rainy weather or some pukey green color that is not at all appetizing. But this pea soup? It’s the essence of spring in a bowl and incredibly healthy and filling to boot.We made it a couple of weeks ago for our … Continue reading

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

Pork Chop Dinner for One – And a Delivery

Pork Chop Dinner for One – And a Delivery

Sometimes I am so busy that I don’t have time to cook for almost an entire week. I’m hoping that most of you are staring at your computer screens in complete shock.  Elizabeth, not cooking?  C’mon!  Okay, so you’re probably not thinking that, but on the rare occasion when I go a stretch of several … 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