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

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New Agey Fish and Chips – A Gluten-Free version for those who care about such stuff

Grilled Branzino

Thanks to my new diet, I am now spending far too much time counting calories. Not that I shouldn’t. I have eaten my way into a nice spare tire, but still. It gets a bit old. I have always thought about food all day, every day. Sadly, now I feel like I spend all of … Continue reading

Tell Me a Story

Banana Nut Pancakes

“…TELL A STORY Shitty pictures of your food are all over the internet. Sites like Instagram are loaded with photo after photo of lumpy goo. What you’re trying to share is the joy you feel when the waiter delivers that beautifully plated pork chop. But your photo doesn’t tell the story of that experience. Your … Continue reading

The Memory of Bread

Yeasty Rolls

I am not likely an aberration, but I love bread right from the oven. I love the smell of it baking. I love the feel of warm bread in my hand. I love eating it with loads of melting butter, homemade jam or honey. I love to dip it in my soup. I love to … Continue reading

Why!? Why must we all be 13 at some point!?!

Fudgesicle Face

A quote from Anna Quindlen’s book Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake “”I want to know the point of all this!,” he yelled.” This pretty much sums up my experiences with my nearly 13 year old these days. He hates school. He hates homework. He hates the people at school. He hates teachers. You name … Continue reading

FRIENDS and CRAZY CAKE

Crazy Cake

Virginia Wolf – “I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.” Anna Quindlen – “When I think back, I realize that in my own life there was a girlfriend interregnum, a time during which I lost the knack for, the connection to, but never the need for close … Continue reading

Family Quotes

Chicken-Fried Steak and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

When I read “The legacy that wasn’t: wonton soup” by T. Susan Chang (an excerpt from A Spoonful of Promises) it really struck home. Susan was also attempting to learn about her heritage through food. She was attempting to recreate something purely from sensory memory. As adults, we have learned to rely on external cues … Continue reading

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