Peach & Mango Cobbler

It is peach season, and our favorite place to buy peaches is McLeod Farms near McBee, South Carolina. They grow 22 varieties of peaches, so their peach season lasts for over 3 months. Sometimes our excursions happen to pass by there, and sometimes we take a drive specifically to go to McLeod Farms. Last weekend … More Peach & Mango Cobbler

Yard-Long Beans

Bean vines in the garden are only just now beginning to produce, and today I brought in a small handful. This year I am growing yard-long beans as well as a couple other varieties. Although yard-long beans (also known as asparagus beans) will grow very long they are best eaten at 6 to 12 inches. … More Yard-Long Beans

Breakfast Dogs

Our plan for today was to drive down to South Carolina and scout out a future kayaking location on the Lynches River. This called for a breakfast that didn’t require a lot of thought. Hoagie buns and meatless Big Franks® wouldn’t normally catch one’s attention whilst searching the refrigerator for breakfast options, but when huddled … More Breakfast Dogs

Herb Week

This week I’ve been harvesting and preserving herbs. The basil and oregano were going to seed and the rosemary, French tarragon and parsley were overgrown and crowding each other. The basil I blended to a purée with olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey and salt. The purée was spooned into ice cube trays and frozen. … More Herb Week

Yellow Squash Nests

With so much squash coming out of the garden these days I’m always on the lookout for alternative ways to prepare it. I’ve had this spiralizer device for years but have only used it once or twice. This morning I got it out and rinsed the dust off.   I arranged the strands of squash … More Yellow Squash Nests