BlogDay 2007

Today is Blog Day – each year on August 31st, bloggers will post recommendations of 5 new blogs. Since this is a food blog, I’ll stick with that theme. Here are 5 blogs that I read that you may or may not have heard of, that rock my world. 1. Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef Aidan […]

Call For Suggestions

I’m going to be going on a spontaneous road trip with a friend to help her pick some stuff up from her home in Cape Coral, Florida, and am looking for suggestions for places to stop and eat along the way. Here are some of the cities we’ll be going through on the trip (if […]

Outside Inspiration

A lot of the dishes I’ve made over the past couple of days have been inspired by posts by other food bloggers. There’s such a wide pool of cooking talent out there, and who am I to argue with the stellar results of others? I absolutely drooled when I saw this Muffuletta post at Hedonia, […]

Preserving Our Sanity

If Paul and I don’t see another tomato until next summer, it won’t be too soon. This weekend was spent processing 60 pounds of tomatoes into 5 1/2 quarts of spaghetti sauce, 4 pints of pizza sauce, and 5 pints of salsa. The bulk of the work was done by my wonderful husband, who stayed […]

One Local Summer 2007 – Week 9

I can’t believe that there’s only a few weeks of One Local Summer left! This week’s edition was an afterthought, really. I basically did a local breakfast, and didn’t think to take a picture of the main part of it – scrambled 2Silos eggs, potatoes and onions from the farmer’s market fried in a bit […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 8/25/07

Happily, I’m back in Ohio this weekend, able to hit my own local farmer’s market to fill up a mostly empty (of produce, anyway) refrigerator. We got a fairly early start this morning, waking up to already hot and muggy weather, and were at Worthington before it opened at 9, with two things in particular […]

Vacation Roundup

As is obvious by now, we made it home on Monday, driving through 8 hours (the trip should have taken 6) of rain, sometimes torrential. My husband is not a good driver in bad weather, so I drove the bulk of the way home, and got in well after dark on Monday night. But I […]

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is one of those dishes that is typically made from leftovers, and thrown together as a tasty, hearty cost-saving measure. There are tons of different variations on the dish (for instance, in England, this would be considered “cottage pie”, since it uses beef rather than lamb), usually regional. My variation of the dish […]

Traditional German Plum Cake

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was asking for a local source for Damson plums so I could make plum cake? Well, I found them, but where I least expected to! I found them at Kauffman’s Fruit Farm and Market in Bird-In-Hand, PA. I was hoping to get some peaches, maybe a little […]