Category Archives: Rants

In Our Kitchen: Sweet Potatoes

The garlic came in the mail so it was time to pull the sweet potatoes. Although they did yield a pretty good harvest I will not plant them again unless there is an isolated space for them to grow. I … Continue reading

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A Colorful Array of Sides for Labor Day

Since most other sites are all about the meat, here are some options to go along with the most important part of the day. Have a great holiday! Grilled Corn Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Potato and Anchovy Salad Jalapeno … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: The Last Tomatoes

Our tomato crop was a bust this year. The grape tomatoes did well for a few weeks, but the crop was felled by a combination of too much rain in the spring and the oppressive July heat that normally does … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Pickling, Garlic and Eggs

The title may seem confusing if you do not understand the use of a comma. I spent an entire afternoon canning 36 large jars of pickles. Go here for the recipe.This happened because when I bought the 20 lbs of … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Rain Delays

Everything has been way behind schedule due to all the rain. Normally we would have already made the pickles and strawberry jam for the next year, but at this point the garlic scapes have just arrived and the arugula is … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen: Marinara and Pretty Things

So who remembers those glasses from their grandparents house? The 70s are back. I have to say that Kroger brand tomatoes are pretty good for marinara. I prefer Hunts but it has been awhile since they were on sale. We … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

Who can guess what is pictured above. Winner gets a super prize called self satisfaction. Here is another hint. Pork shoulder finally went on sale. Enough hints. Anyway a friend made us a fantastic note holder out of old corks. … Continue reading

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