Yesterday we made our annual trip to the North Carolina mountains to obtain another year’s supply of ramps, known in various parts of the world as ramson, wild leeks, wild garlic etc. It is a 3 hour drive each way but well worth it. The change of scenery is refreshing. We couldn’t help but notice … More Ramsons 2017 & A “Rampy” Breakfast
I don’t do well eating sandwiches. The effort sooner or later ends up a disaster. Sometimes I lose control and the whole thing falls apart on the very first bite. Might as well get out the knife and fork at the outset. Sometimes food is all about the pleasure. Meal after meal of healthful eating … More Hot (Cheesy) Dawg!
I never was a big pasta eater. I like it just fine if there is plenty of flavor to go with it. My tastes require plenty of sauce with my pasta. I can’t wade through a plate piled high with pasta with a stingy amount of sauce on top. The sauce (flavor) needs to permeate … More Just Another Pasta Salad
There were mushrooms in the refrigerator that were at least two weeks old. Fortunately they were stored in a paper bag, and although they had dried out some they were still good to eat – not raw in a salad but perfectly fine in a cooked dish. I sautéed the mushrooms with onions and garlic. … More Eggs With Mushrooms, Greens & Blue Cheese
Lunch was pretty good… … but checking on the wren family was just as interesting. This is the nest I relocated from inside the charcoal grill into a cardboard box on top of the freezer on the porch. Last time I checked on them a few days ago there were still eggs in the nest. … More Lunch?
It has been relatively cold and raining the last couple of days with more rain in the forecast throughout the week. I guess that’s the way it is supposed to be in April. I’m not complaining. It will give the garden a huge boost (including the weeds) and ensure that the well doesn’t go dry. … More On A Rainy Day In April
This was a fun project I did last evening. It may seem rather involved but it didn’t require a lot of active time. This may resemble sausage a little in appearance but, while it is delicious, it doesn’t exactly taste like sausage (Faye will attest to that). I was just playing around with food, finding … More Meatless “Sausage” From Scratch
A few mornings ago we had eggs baked with onion, tomato and fresh herbs from the garden. Chopped sweet onion went in the bottom of the ramekin with a little olive oil and kosher salt. Chopped tomato went on top of the onions with a little more salt. Next I sprinkled chopped fresh herbs (oregano, … More Eggs In A Ramekin
Believe me, I don’t do this very often. In my defense, I did it upon request. It should not count against me that I readily agreed to comply. Hey, we’ve been eating salads, sometimes twice a day, for the last few weeks. Besides, we spent the afternoon on our first kayak outing of the season. That … More Nachos With Homemade Nopalitos