Today is Valentine’s Day, and this day isn’t just about hearts and flowers and love and candy. About one thousand, seven hundred and forty-nine years ago, a Roman priest named Valentinus sat in prison, awaiting his death. He defied an … Continue reading Valentine’s Day… the perfect day to make homemade chocolate candy
I love a good bake sale. Bake sales are a long-standing part of our American culture, as fundraisers for schools and other organizations. Who doesn’t love picking up homemade baked goods while supporting a worthy cause? I especially love being … Continue reading Bake sales and Valentine’s Day are a perfect match
We love poking around thrift stores. It’s usually a contest to see who can find the best treasure that has been cast off by its previous owner. I’ve learned over years of our competitive treasure hunting that if you find … Continue reading The Joy of Homemade Pasta
We recently tried something new in the kitchen. Not new to the people of the world since records indicate somebody’s been doing it in some form or fashion for at least 7,000 years, but certainly new to us. We made … Continue reading Making homemade mozzarella… at home!
One bite, and my eyes got watery and my chest did that fuzzy, fluttery thing. Isn’t it funny how food can do that to you? Or even certain scents and smells? It hits you like a jolt of electricity and … Continue reading Authentic or not, one bite brought tears to my eyes…
It started with Herbes de Provence, or my lack thereof. Herbes de Provence is a mixture of dried herbs and considered typical of the Provence region of southeast France, generally consisting of savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Sometimes, it … Continue reading Now is the perfect time to freshen your spice rack
My husband and I have long been non-resolution-makers. There’s some scientific data somewhere that proves that if you proclaim you’re doing this or that for a New Year’s Resolution, and everyone around you tells you what a great idea it … Continue reading 2019: Resolve to add fermented foods to your diet