Cold, Sweet & Hot — Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramelized Pears & Chili Glazed Pecans

To make room for recently purchased chili peppers I used the older ones to make a sweet/hot syrup. I have done this before using Turbinado sugar. This time I used Panela, an unrefined cane sugar which is essentially the same as jaggery of Southern Asia.     The types of chilis used were green and … More Cold, Sweet & Hot — Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramelized Pears & Chili Glazed Pecans

Muscadine Jam

Muscadines are one of the few grape varieties that thrive in the summer heat of the Southern United States, both in the wilds and backyard arbors. A week or so ago I purchased some from the farm stand just down the road.   The thick skinned grapes are most often used for making wine or … More Muscadine Jam

Eggs For Sale

A few of months ago in early spring we noticed a small structure being built just a short distance from the house on a country road we often travel. We passed that way every week or so, and as construction progressed it looked more and more like it was going to be a produce stand. … More Eggs For Sale

Mushrooms & Fresh Young Veggies In A Folded & Toasted Tortilla

This dish was planned for yesterday’s lunch but hunger crept up too soon, so we enjoyed something equally delicious but quicker to prepare. Since I had already harvested and washed the amaranth seedlings I decided to make this dish for our next breakfast even though Faye isn’t keen on “non-breakfasty” vegetable dishes for her first … More Mushrooms & Fresh Young Veggies In A Folded & Toasted Tortilla

Spring

The seasons will change in a couple of days, yet, when I checked the forecast this morning, snowflakes were in the forecast for the second day of spring. I was glad to see that by afternoon the predictions had been modified slightly for the better.   I am anxious to get the spring garden fully … More Spring