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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

Coq (ahem, Poulet) Au Vin

Coq (ahem, Poulet) Au Vin

Every year when the weather starts to turn from summer into fall (usually right around my birthday), I get excited about all of the soups, stews, and braises that lay ahead.  As much as I love the bright flavors of summer, nothing quite satiates my hunger for comfort food like that which is served hot … 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

Mama’s Horn of Plenty

Mama’s Horn of Plenty

Hi folks – I must apologize up front for being absent for a while.  Things in my life have been just short of crazy.  Not that I’m complaining.  I’ve been up to some interesting and exciting things these last couple of weeks.  The biggest one was writing the piece for POLITICO that I mentioned a … Continue reading