For those who have followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m in love with historic recipes. I’m particularly fond of Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife, namely because I am a Virginian Housewife. The Virginia Housewife is the first cookbook written and published in the US. Published in 1860, it was […]
I just love the chive flowers when they appear! Maybe it’s because they’re purple and purple flowers are my favorite. Or maybe it’s because they’re one of the few edible blooms that I grow. I’m not sure why I love chive blossoms so much, but I do know that as soon as I see them […]
Have a small amount of beets on hand? Want something quick and easy to do with them? These delicious refrigerator pickled beets are the answer!
Creamed cucumbers and onions are light, crispy and they make for a quick snack in between projects. Hubby has been working really hard here on the homestead, so this past week I whipped him up a batch and surprised him when he got home from his job interview.
Everyone has at least one culinary superpower. By “superpower” I mean that one dish or meal you can prepare at any moment, no matter how bare the cupboards may seem. Say a few magic words, snap your fingers, and voila – dinner is served. (Okay, fine. In reality, you make something from ingredients you always […]
A quick and easy pizza to make using herbs and vegetables straight from the garden. My wife loves Chili’s Margherita pizza, and this is my attempt to recreate it. I personally think I surpassed the stuff Chili’s sells.