Blueberries are starting to come into season, and I decided to celebrate with blueberry pie. I spent some time in the kitchen yesterday, and came up with a quick and easy blueberry pie recipe that you’re going to love. It only dirties one bowl, one pie plate and a couple measuring cups/spoons, and it takes about five minutes to put together. Seriously, unless you live right next to the grocery store, it would take you longer to go buy one. Want the recipe? Here it is. [Read more…]
Archives for June 2016
Phew! It’s shaping up to be a busy summer. Today I helped cleaned out my husband’s uncle’s basement, but before I headed over to do that, I snapped some pictures of our master bedroom to share with you guys. Ready for the next edition of our home tour? Let’s do it! [Read more…]
This is Bets. She’s the newest addition to our flock. She came to live with us last Saturday. [Read more…]
Roasting vegetables is easy, and it does such amazing things to their flavor. When you expose vegetables to high temperatures, it concentrates their flavors, and turns normally spicy or bitter vegetables sweet. If there’s a vegetable that you don’t like, try it roasted, and you may just discover a new appreciation for it. Roasting is transformative.
Once the vegetables start coming in from the garden hard and fast, roasting becomes a regular part of my dinnertime routine. Just chop some vegetables up; toss them on a cookie sheet with some olive oil and salt; pop them in the oven; and you have a side dish that everyone is happy with. It’s cooking at its simple best.
Since different vegetables have different roasting times, I always found myself racing to my computer to look up the recommended roasting time for this vegetable or that vegetable, and that had begun to get old. Being a fan of simple solutions, I decided to create my own vegetable roasting chart to keep in the kitchen. It now lives on the side of the fridge next to my vegetable blanching times chart. Between the two, there’s not a vegetable I can’t tackle. [Read more…]
It’s porch-sitting season, so I thought I’d take you guys on a tour of our front porch today. This is how our porch looks now, but that’s not how it’s always looked. Let me show you how it’s evolved over the years. [Read more…]