As I was saying last week, something about fall just makes it so much fun to spend time in the kitchen. Every recipe I see makes me want to give it a try. All the warm spices, harvest veggies, and hearty soups and stews make me feel particularly joyful when I step into the kitchen. However, there is one thing that I’m decidedly not as crazy about. At least not as crazy as the rest of the world, apparently. Continue reading
As much as I enjoy food blogging, there is one thing that I decidedly do not love. And that would be the simple fact that when you blow it, there is photo evidence. When I make something new, I take pictures “just in case” it’s good enough to share. Because, you see, I don’t share it with all of you if it’s no good. And I won’t know if it’s no good until it’s all said and done. So the result it lots of pictures of in-process dishes that just don’t make the cut. Continue reading
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There’s no denying it now. Summer is coming to a close. My morning drive to work is slowed down by school buses, I have more ripe tomatoes than I know what to do with, and most of the time, I can turn off the a/c at night. And, obviously, it’s labor day. But, and this is a significant but… it’s not over yet! Fall’s waiting in the wings, but it’s not Autumn’s time to shine juuuuuust yet. And thank goodness. Because I have to have time to make these ice cream sandwiches at least one more time before it’s too chilly and I’d rather be sipping apple cider and snuggling in a toasty sweater.
There is something about ice cream sandwiches that can make even an 80 year old feel like a kid again. They’re generally drippy, ooey-gooey, and are really best eaten outside, preferably on the steps of the front porch. Sticky fingers seem to be like a fountain of youth for me… they immediately make me feel 20 years younger. Continue reading
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Hi, all. Sorry for not being around here lately. Truth is, it’s been a pretty long, sad, all-around-rough couple of weeks for my family and I, and I just haven’t had the heart to make much in the way of dinner. Or lunch. Or breakfast.
But lucky for you, my mother has always taught me that they best way to cure any sorrow, any hurt, any sadness… is a popsicle. Whenever when I would run inside after a minor bicycle injury, or come home from school with a bad grade, or called crying about a boy, her timeless wisdom is always the same, “Oh, baby… do you need a popsicle?”
I searched high and low for rhubarb this year. There was none to be found. Towards the end of May, I started getting pretty worried, thinking that I might not get any this year. Because, for me, rhubarb is just so spring. And here it is, basically summer now, and I’ve just now found some at the farmers market. Whew. That was a close one.
But here’s the problem. I made this crumble. Which, really is not a problem at all, because it’s so delicious and such a perfect use for rhubarb. The problem is that since I made this crumble, I don’t have any rhubarb left to make rhubarb cake. Which is my favorite, and which just might be the next contender for Monday Cake Day. So, once again, I’ll have to trek out to the farmers market on Saturday to find some. Not that I mind going to the farmers’ market on a Saturday morning or anything… Continue reading
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