You didn’t think I could sneak in another little tidbit before Thanksgiving, did you? Well I wouldn’t offer up anything that would mess with your probably already-set menus at this point, but this is just a little add-on. I couldn’t help myself. They are so good. And frankly, they’re the perfect Thanksgiving pre-meal nosh. Continue reading
After plopping that picture at the top of this post, I considered not even writing anything. I mean… do you have to be convinced to make this? Did you see the gooey cheese? The creamy sauce? The buttery, crispy bits on top? The perfectly tender-yet-crisp green beans? Well, yeah, that’s pretty much the whole story right there. Continue reading
It’s been brought to my attention (by my completely appalled friends), that some people think I might be a pumpkin hater because I posted a while back that I was sick of hearing about pumpkin spice lattes while there were still tomatoes and eggplants at the farmers’ markets. Well. I hope we can clear that up today. Continue reading
There is something about October for me that’s tough to get through. Cooking-wise. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about October- gorgeous fall colors, sweater weather, all that. But after the hustle and bustle of trying to deal with all the produce in September… well, I’m tired. This year, I canned, froze, and dried my little heart out. The only thing left on my food preservation to-do list is make up a batch of my favorite herb rub. Hopefully I’ll get to that one later today. Maybe. Maybe not.
If you usually hang around here for the meal ideas or easy dessert stuff, don’t get discouraged. ”But, Christina,” you say, “When are we going to get a recipe that has more than 3 ingredients? This is getting ridiculous.” Well… not today. Today, you get a recipe with two ingredients. Maybe three if you count salt. Sorry. Tomorrow I will post a recipe for boiled water that will blow you away.
I know I literally just wrote a tomato salad post saying how it was so simple that I felt stupid posting a recipe. Well this puts that post to shame. Chive oil? Can this be worth an entire post? Really? Continue reading
I hate to complain. I really do. I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, because I probably went into a thing about pumpkin-flavored stuff last year, but really. Can we stop oohing and ahhing over pumpkin spice lattes?
I get it. Some people like pumpkin. Some people are really into fall and this signals the beginning of fall for them. But, people. There are still peaches at the markets. And eggplants. And tomatoes. Beautiful, sweet, juicy tomatoes that will no longer be here a month from now. Can we just take a moment to revel in these things while they’re here? Because, I hate to break this to you, but, um… that’s not real pumpkin in your drink. It’s pumpkin-flavored syrup. Available any time of the year. In January, you’ll still be able to drink mocha-peppermint-cranberry flavored caffeine, but good luck finding tomatoes that take your breath away or a peach that will dribble its sticky juices down your chin.