Walking

As part of my recovery following surgery I am encouraged to walk at least a mile every day. I am fortunate to live in the country and to have the privilege of walking on the neighbor’s 70 acre property.   I did my usual early morning walk and joined Faye later in the day when … More Walking

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

Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

It has been a month since I began a wild hickory nut flavor extract project. The idea was to extract and preserve the flavor of hickory nuts in alcohol the same way vanilla extract is made. When used in cooking the alcohol dissipates in the cooking process but the flavor is imparted to the food. … More Caramelized Pears With Wild Hickory Nut Syrup On Whole Wheat Waffles

Wild Hickory Nuts

Hickory nuts are starting to fall from the trees. The squirrels get most of them but the thud of hickory nuts hitting the roof of the metal shed or landing in the bed of my truck is a common sound this time of year. Not every nut that falls is good to eat. I can … More Wild Hickory Nuts