Snow. Winter. Blizzard. Ice. Sub-zero temperatures. These words have become anathema to so many people due to this season’s exceptionally cold and harsh weather. For the first half of the winter, I was its outspoken advocate. Summer’s heat and humidity … Continue reading
Leftovers. In some cases, like soup, they’re even better than the day they were made. Other things just become dry, congealed messes of unappetizing stuff. Not many recipes are made for one–or even two. This leads to lots of leftovers … Continue reading
Several blocks from our place, there’s a funky restaurant that serves Brussels sprouts pizza. Yep, sprouts on a pizza. Lots of you are probably thinking how much you hate Brussels sprouts. If that’s you, keep reading. If not, maybe you’re … Continue reading
In Ohio, the fall is clearly here as evidenced by the slight yellowing/reddening of tree leaves, cooler temperatures, decreased humidity and dwindling supplies of fresh tomatoes. Our home harvest has slowed significantly and my tomatillo just gave up its last … Continue reading
Activity-filled weekends mixed with the desire to sleep in don’t often leave much time for cooking in the morning. On those mornings, I keep things simple. Breakfast might be a little peanut or almond butter on toast, or maybe a … Continue reading
In the heat of the summer, one of the last things I want to do is eat a heavy meal–especially in the evenings. That usually leads to lots of meatless meals, which leave my meatasaurus husband typically unsatisfied. So, in … Continue reading
So in the spirit of sharing I’ve decided to try something new. I want this little space on the giant interweb to be more than just for me. I want YOU to feel like it’s your space, too.
What does that mean?
It means, you get to have more of an impact on what you see here. Here’s how you can do that:
- Write to me. Ask questions about cooking, canning, preserving or gardening. Or, maybe you want to know more about Columbus, being newly married, travel, Iceland, making a space your home, nursing, kids or living in a 150 year-old house. Tell me what you wanna know.
- Write for the blog. By no means do I intend to keep the writing all to myself. If you’re interested in writing a guest post, sharing a recipe, a recent trip or whatever inspires you to write or photograph, just say so.
- Make requests. Tell me what your garden (or neighbor’s garden) is growing in overabundant amounts that you need recipes for. Or, what’s something you’ve always wanted to make, but didn’t know how, were intimidated by or just want advice of someone who’s made it before?
- Tell me what you like and what you don’t. Some people love, step-by-step, detailed directions and photos showing the entire cooking process. Other people get super annoyed by that. More photography or less? Leave comments in these posts, use the contact form, tweet me or put up a post or a message on the Facebook page, just let me know your thoughts.
Okay, enough from me. It’s your turn.
What do you want?
I’ve made pies before and I’ve made galettes. While making tart cherry jar pies recently, I was left with more pie filling and crust than I had clean, sterilized jars. I had the choice of either sterilizing more jars, letting … Continue reading
…or more appropriately in this case, it’s two 10-lb buckets of them. I’ve been away from the blog for a while for a myriad of reasons, but mostly our new business venture and the wonderful distraction of travel. More on … Continue reading
Favors from our wedding: chunky apple butter made from apples we picked at Lynd’s Fruit Farm near Columbus, OH