I give up

Fuzzy Peach

OK, so I have been beating myself up a lot lately about this blog.  I was stressing about not having the time to do it, but then I kept filling my dance card with even more things, which just pushed this even further down the list of things for me to get done. Then, when … Continue reading

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Farm Trek: Canner’s Log

Apple Jelly and Collards

Like any good diary of a journey, this one eventually descends into a self-made hell, just more quickly than most. Day One, Canner’s Log: Started the day off with a feeling of excitement as today was the weekly Farmer’s Market. Had been eyeing for 2-3 weeks now a couple of recipes for Apricot Jam and … Continue reading

What kind of blogger are you anyway?

Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken

Lately I have been struggling simply to get a blog post up. Being creative and inspired has been hard. Why? Well, because I am focused on other stuff right now. That’s the simple truth of the matter. This past weekend, as if Easter wasn’t enough of a distraction, we had gorgeous weather here in Seattle. … Continue reading

A Watched Pot

The Perfect Plum

The old saying goes “A watched pot never boils.” Well, it turns out that an unwatched pot will actually boil dry. Sigh. I thought that this year I would be so on top of it. I have been working on my Thanksgiving menu for a few weeks, in hopes that I would be able to … Continue reading

Choclate-Pecan Morning Buns

Morning Bun

It was serendipitous that my June Bon Appetit magazine arrived at a time when I had become obsessed with recreating a recipe for morning buns that I couldn’t stop thinking about, even years after I had first tasted them (please see Rehab and Chocolate for the full backstory). Sadly, to do recipe development you have … Continue reading

This is why I whine all the time – OK, partly why

Jammin' Jars

I am literally the lamest food blogger – EVER. I talk and whine about all sorts of stuff, but never really give you anything good to work with. At the very least, I ought to offer up proof that I have been actually doing some of the things I bitch about. Canning was probably the … Continue reading

Changing Seasons

Garden Time

This time of year, harvest time that is, my house looks a lot like any other house might have for the past few thousand years. We are busy harvesting and processing the bounty that we were able to produce. This changes year-to-year, as what we get is largely dependent on all the same things: sun, … Continue reading


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