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Monthly Archives: September 2012
Last weekend brought the first threat of an autumn freeze, so I decided it was time to harvest the herbs from our garden. Our kitchen smelled amazingly fresh and fragrant as I piled the counter top high with basil, rosemary, … Continue reading
The Midwestern Gentleman and I belong to a CSA at TableTop Farm. I signed us up last January, mostly because I’m lazy and thought that having vegetables foisted upon me every week would make me research some new recipes and … Continue reading
Pickled green tomatoes — made by his Gramma B. — were one of my father’s favorite snacks growing up, especially when accompanied by a thickly buttered slice of Italian bread. Many years ago, I developed the odd habit of deliberately … Continue reading
Black rice has been called the “healthiest rice in the world.” Its deep purple color comes from the same anti-inflammatory antioxidants that give blueberries their rich color: anthocyanins. Finding ways to eat more anthocyanins is a key component of any … Continue reading
Among the glorious leftovers we scored thanks to the Midwestern Gentleman’s recent surprise birthday party was a loaf of our friend Randy’s homemade sourdough bread. Randy has been making his own bread for many years, and this chewy, crusty loaf … Continue reading
First, a bit of housekeeping: regular readers, please note that I’ve changed my posting days to Tuesdays and Fridays. Thanks! Second, I know, the title of this post makes no sense. Yet. Read on. The Midwestern Gentleman’s birthday was last … Continue reading
Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN. Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior. The sight of … Continue reading