Many vegetables can still be in the garden, even this late in the season. Several webpages and blogs tell about winter gardening and harvesting experiences – such as leaving some root vegetables right outside underground where grown, and in winter, digging down through deep snow … Continue readingvegetables of autumn in the garden
Autumn is a great time to make lasagna – the colors of the lasagna are reminiscent of the colors of the autumn leaves, lasagna warms body and soul, and an oven warms a home. Ground beef is optional for this dish, but is included in … Continue readingLASAGNA
Flowering Oregano tops from the garden are great with chicken. Not much food has grown in our garden this year, but we’ve had some success with oregano despite or because of some oak seedlings (which during a time of little rain, shaded the oregano at … Continue readingorange onion chicken
The rhubarb and the strawberries in the images and recipe that follow, came from the grocery store, where they often appear on shelves soon after the snow melts. Its past the beginning of rhubarb season now also – though still available at farms locally that … Continue readingA rhubarb cake-crisp – fresh rhubarb baked with a cake mix.
Spinach is now grown year round in New England. The next day, this dip is great cold. Before cooking, it was also good. After cooking, at first, it seemed to have lost flavor, but after sitting 10 minutes or so, the flavor was good. Use … Continue readingspinach dip, hot or cold
If making egg yolk based food, like a bread pudding, or are using egg yolks for egg tempera paintings, there are egg whites to cook with. Whipped egg whites help make meringues, and angel food cake, light and delicious. Or use them, unwhipped, for a … Continue readingfruit, vegetable, oatmeal, wheat, egg white bars
Ingredients:Sweet PotatoesChanterellesSaltPepperOlive Oil Chanterelles are beautiful mushrooms – even 3 1/2 days after market day, stored in a paper bag in the refrigerator, they will probably still be beautiful – even picture perfect, before cooking (as the ones roasted in the photo were, although no … Continue readingsweet potatoes with chanterelles
Fresh Carrots, like cherries, are also delicious just the way they are. When young, I recall sitting with a friend on swings, on a swingset feet away from the foot of my parent’s vegetable garden, with a bowl of tiny fresh carrots just pulled from … Continue readingfresh tiny carrots with fresh mint
Now that plants are starting to gain some height in the fields and woods, nettles might be found in a local market – and here is a recipe to use a smaller amount of nettles. TOOLS: Tongs to handle nettles without checking the lay of … Continue readingSautéed nettle omelet with cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and mushrooms.
It is almost rhubarb time – it is in grocery stores already, a bit ahead of the season here – a sign of spring and the growing season ahead. TOOLS:Several large MIXING BOWLS, (a large CUTTING BOARD or clean surface to roll out a crust … Continue readingA spring strawberry-rhubarb pie (with optional unflavored gelatin)