Wild Garlic in my Leftovers Soup

Spring is popping up all over here in Georgia! Today’s temp will come close to beating a record at 75 and it really seems like we are 4 weeks ahead of past spring seasons. In the yard, the jonquils are already up and bobbing in the breeze, smiling in two tones of pale yellow. The…

Cardamine Hirsuta ~ Hairy Bittercress

I thought this weed resembled watercress so I did a little research.Ā  It is hairy bittercress, or Cardamine Hirsuta. The name fits it perfectly, as the leaves have little hairs (hirsutus is latin for hairy). It is in the mustard family and is an edible annual herb/weed. I tasted it and find it very similar…

Sweet Potato Bourbon Panettone

If you’re looking for a lower sugar treat for the Holidays, try my version of the classic Italian Christmas bread, Panettone! The addition of sweet potato gets the yeast working quickly so you’ll get great flavor and texture. Chopped apple infused with the juice and zest of orange and a little bourbon gives subtle sour…

Sluggish New Horizon

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is New Horizon and I continue with my theme of “piddling” away my time. Sounds strange to make sluggishness a goal for 2017, but I am a believer in slowing down. Take time to not just smell the roses; to also plant them, watch them grow, pick them, share them,…

Grandpa was a Piddler…

So I guess I come by it honestly. I have unfinished projects all over the house at any one time. It doesn’t stop me from launching into another and another and another. And it carries over into the kitchen. I think about something way too long before actually doing it. I do eventually finish most…

Purple Hull Peas ~ Part 2

Happy November! Fall is flying by so fast. September sped into October and now one month later Thanksgiving is around the bend. Weather here is still hot and we haven’t had rain in several weeks. It feels like it’s still summer! So, on this first day of November, I’ll backtrack to August. Remember the Purple…

Wine Poached Apples

I had a handful of my sister’s apples remaining in my fridge and decided to revisit a post from last year. You can use these yummy poached apples to make this Poached Apple Tart. Or, just make a batch to eat right out of the jar! They are great for breakfast with waffles or pancakes,…

Pumpkin Spice Caramel ~ Vegan option!

I used this caramel to flavor my frozen yogurt, but it is so good on it’s own! Use it as a dip for apple slices, spread on a peanut/almond butter sandwich, or between cookies or graham crackers. It makes a great filling for cupcakes and cakes, as a base for frosting, or melted and poured…

Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt!

Yes, you heard me right. I said “easy” and I meant it! If you saw my last post, you know I have fresh Homemade Yogurt in my refrigerator. If you didn’t see it, go read it now…or go to the store and buy some plain yogurt (preferably whole milk for best flavor). Now before we…

Homemade Yogurt

This recipe has just 2 ingredients! Milk and yogurt. I know you’re thinking, “wait why do I need yogurt if I’m making yogurt?” Well, you need live active cultures, and the simplest way to get those is from yogurt. You could purchase yogurt starter in some specialty markets and online. I made mine with yogurt…

A is for Apples…and Applesauce!

Happy Fall! I was saving this post for tomorrow, the first day of fall, but I just couldn’t wait! I love applesauce. There, I said it. Actually wrote it, but you get the picture. I have written before about having been a picky eater as a child. Applesauce was a daily staple in my diet….