I sent out homemade granola for Christmas a few years ago. It was my first time making granola and I sent it out knowing that it wasn’t great. I don’t remember where I got the recipe, but it was fussy – toasting everything on the stove first and the constant stirring once it went into the oven. … More House Granola
Chili Roasted Butternut Squash Preheat oven to 450 degrees F In a large roasting pan toss together: One large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced (about 8 cups) 4 garlic cloves, mashed and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves Pinch sea salt 2 tablespoons olive oil Roast for about 30 … More Chili Roasted Butternut Squash
Fall is the perfect time for reflection and planning in the garden, I’ve recently made some great discoveries too!
Tonight I had a craving for grilled vegetables – eggplant and squash – with feta cheese, fresh herbs and delicious bread. Then I saw this on smitten kitchen. Perfect timing. I got home and got right to work. I drizzled sliced summer squash and eggplant with olive oil and seasoned them with salt and pepper. They … More Grilled Feta and Vegetables
One thing about eating locally is that you have to be really creative. Between the CSA and the garden the amount of fresh summer fruits and veggies that require immediate attention can be overwhelming, but I’ve actually found that the simplest meals are the most satisfying. Berries, peaches, and fresh goat cheese for breakfast, or a … More Two Summer Salsas
This was my first attempt at making jam and I love how it turned out! The plums, from our CSA, were very tart, especially the skins. I had considered peeling them, but then thought better of it; the skins help to thicken the jam. For this recipe I used honey instead of sugar, hoping that … More Tart Plum and Ginger Jam
I did a little experimenting and ended up with perfectly pink strawberry oatmeal cookies. I used the banana bites recipe with pureed strawberries instead of bananas and sweetened with 2 tablespoons of honey instead of additional fruit. The uncooked batter is also pretty good…
These creatures are so fascinating! My husband bought me a rue plant last spring. I wasn’t sure what to do with it so I started doing some research. I found out that it attracts black swallowtail butterflies and sure enough, by late June the plant was covered in little black caterpillars. They ate through almost … More Black Swallowtail Caterpillars