Do you have fruit trees that have produced more than you can eat? Are you overwhelmed with fruit, and don’t want it to go to waste? Do you have a source for fresh fruit, plucked from the tree, and … Continue reading What do you do with an abundance of fruit?
Lately, I’ve been the grateful recipient of yellow summer squash, green zucchini squash and wonderful cucumbers from friends whose gardens have overfloweth with the vined treasures. I grew up loving squash and zucchini, cooked and raw… my husband, on the … Continue reading Stealthy (and healthy) ways to serve up some summer squash
Pemmican is thought to be the ultimate survival food of the 18th and 19th centuries. Have you heard of pemmican? It’s a concentrated, nutritious food that was invented by the North American Plains Indians, and can be made today, likely … Continue reading Pemmican: the original protein bar and ultimate survival food
A reader recently asked me if I ever wrote about Native American inspired foods. My first thought was, “Of course! Especially after we went to Gila that summer…” and then I remembered that time was flying and I wrote that … Continue reading A step back in time in the wilderness of New Mexico
I recently bought an item online that I never would’ve considered purchasing before… powdered heavy cream. I was looking for shelf-stable milk, because I like having extra milk on hand for cooking. We don’t consume much fresh dairy in our … Continue reading Powdered heavy cream now has a place in our pantry
Today, July 2, is the anniversary of the day that America’s freedom was voted into action. On this day in 1776, the governing body of the 13 colonies, known as the Continental Congress, voted in favor of freedom from England. … Continue reading Kitchens and meals have changed a bit in 244 years
Several years ago, I asked the question, “What’s the deal with mail-order meals?” and began a quest for an answer. At the time, I was hoping for some inspiration and new ideas for meals to throw into my mealtime repertoire. … Continue reading Mail-order meal kits can bring new inspiration to mealtime
Coming in close on apricot season’s heels, cherry season nonchalantly strolled into town. What a welcome sight were the bags of red fruit, sitting in the refrigerated display at the local grocery store, begging to be placed in my shopping … Continue reading Cherries are here 🙂
In the past year, I’ve personally enjoyed coffee grown in at least 17 countries around the world. Those countries include Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, Rwanda, Tanzania and East Timor… … Continue reading Traveling the world, one cup at a time… no passport required!
Fruit growing in the High Desert of Far West Texas has always fascinated me. Over the last handful of years, I’ve noticed several types of fruit that are plentiful out here, seemingly without any type of care or attention to … Continue reading It’s apricot season in Far West Texas