This is a great morning treat to mix up the eggs-and-toast routine. If you’re like us, the ingredients are always on-hand. Crispy, golden potato pancakes are one of my very favorite things, and when they’re served with homemade applesauce, there’s nothing like them.
This herbal gin fizz made with lavender and honey would be superb in warm weather but was also a lovely accompaniment to oysters and pickled prawns beside a roaring fire with the scent of rib roast in the air. It was simple to make and set the tone for a special occasion. It was also […]
Our family makes burritos and tacos at least once a week, and a large batch of refried beans offers plenty of leftovers for quick bean and cheese burritos for lunch. These beans were a revelation when we began making them– so incredibly delicious and rich, the first time my huband made them we ate most […]
We started making these as we worked through a supply of elk shared by my in-laws a few years ago. I was not raised on the canned mix that so many seem to recognize as a Sloppy Joe. In fact, I had my first one as an adult, made from a supermarket seasoning packet and […]
We have several bags of hot peppers in the freezer, which makes it easy to keep our favorite hot sauce on-hand. We spend the autumn working through an enormous batch bottled in the summer when the peppers get ripe. This sauce has more than great kick– the flavor is well rounded and delicious. We use […]
Making country wine is a marvelous way of utilizing– and glamorizing– even the least enticing fruits of the season. For us, a tree loaded with dried-out jujubes this fall became a case and a half of sweet, effervescent beverage. Country wine is simple to make and fantastically forgiving. It can be made more complex or […]