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 […]
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.
Red lentils are so easy to use, and full of nutrition. This simple recipe uses dry red lentils, canned tomatoes, and farm-fresh eggs for a flavourful, colourful, and healthy dish. It cooks quickly, and uses ingredients that can be found in most family kitchens. Got plans for dinner? You do now!
Cooking from scratch – I hear that term a lot lately but it seems to mean something different to everyone. So for the purpose of this post let’s assume that “cooking from scratch” means no convenience foods (mixes, boxes, etc). I’ll admit I haven’t always been a believer in the scratch method. When I got […]
No one wants an over cooked egg, especially with hard boiled eggs, with their ugly gray ring around the yolk. But under-cooked eggs can be just as frustrating! So how do you make the perfect hard-boiled egg with all those beautiful, farm fresh eggs you have? After much trial and error, I’ve finally nailed the […]
Lilacs are arguably the most lovely, fragrant, and iconic springtime flowers. This post will share how to make a simple syrup to add fragrance and flavor to tea, cocktails, and more in short order. I will also explain why the syrup is NOT a pretty purple color.