Don’t breathe deeply while cleaning out the dust bunnies in your mind…

I have been neglecting you lately, folks.  I recognize it.  We’ve been manically doing construction on the house trying to better winterize it.  The batten and paint are nearly done.  We completed one upstairs bedroom and finally moved our beds upstairs!  The den is on it’s way to becoming an actual den.    The kids [Read On]

Politics as usual, not-so-strange bed fellows, a ‘thank you’ and an award.

I’ll start with the ‘thank you’.  An overdue ‘thank you’, at that.  Natalie at Hot Garlic was kind enough to bestow an award upon us.  Thank you muchly, Natalie!  We’re blushing.    Does this mean we’re brilliant?   We’d like to pass the award along to some folks who make us hungry every time we [Read On]

Frito Pie

I think it is safe to say that with five sons, one loving husband, two useless male hound dogs and a male goldfish I inhabit a man’s world.  I am outnumbered 9 to 2.  That the cat is also ‘non-male’ is immaterial.  She can run and hide under beds or our vast piles of laundry.  [Read On]

Pickled Plums

  I am sure that many of you are aware of Tastespotting, a site that serves to display pictures submitted by other websites; and these are not just ANY pictures–these are pictures selected to meet a certain aesthetic, and they are absolutely beautiful. For those of you not familiar with this resource, you can link [Read On]

Stay tuned… This Foodie is experiencing technical difficulties.

So.  Evidently the baking ignitor in my oven breaking (and still being broken) was not enough in the technical difficulty arena.  Let me recap in order to explain why I will probably not get a new food post up until tomorrow:   I cannot bake.  My oven is still BROKEN! I cannot wash dishes.  The [Read On]

Out of the kitchen and into the… outdoor kitchen.

This Saturday will be a banner day around our house.  The boys are participating in their second Farmer’s Market of the season.  I’m getting in on the fun by doing a live mozzarella making demonstration at the market while the boys man their table. Or should it be ‘while the boys boy their table?   Our [Read On]

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

When Val posted her Rich Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls with Berries and Maple Butter Frosting yesterday I turned into a drooly puddle of self-pity.  I wanted a couple of those rolls badly!  Why oh why do she and Dad live 17 hours away?  Since my next visit from Dad and Val is not  yet scheduled, I had [Read On]

Pickled Green Cherry Tomatoes

Beautiful little green ‘yellow pear’ cherry tomatoes waiting to be pickled… Because there really is no such thing as a garlic clove that is too big.   When I got home from our vacation I didn’t toddle over to our garden immediately.  I started doing laundry furiously.  I don’t mean to say that I was [Read On]