Rhubarb Streusel Puffs!

May 4, 2015
054Yesterday, if only to satisfy my curiosity, I grabbed a sheet of (store-bought) puff pastry, and cut it into quarters. Then I topped each quarter with a handful of rhubarb and some oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. The result? Gorgeous, sweet, can't-stop-eating-'em Rhubarb Streusel Puffs! Read more »

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

May 2, 2015
flank steak chimichurri coverLately I've been plodding my way through a long list of garden chores. But since all-work-no-play makes Kevin a dull boy, I've also been making lots of fun things to eat! For instance, last night I whipped up some Chimichurri sauce, and spooned it over a pan-seared, oven-finished flank steak. Yum, yum, yum. Here's the recipe: Read more »

The May Garden Chores!

May 1, 2015
IMG_8864Take a tip from the nesting robins -- May isn't the month to snooze! Indeed, garden-work we accomplish now will determine the success we'll have for the rest of the growing season. Need a little guidance? I follow this routine: Read more »

How I Acidify My Blueberry Soil (& other useful tips)

April 29, 2015
021What do blueberries, rhododendrons, and azaleas have in common? They all want acidic soil! To keep my tiny blueberry patch in happy (and productive) health, each spring I pour acidifying halos around the shrubs. The details: Read more »

Penne Rigate Garibaldi

April 26, 2015
112I made this for dinner yesterday, and it was memorable in every way. It's a highly-perfumed dish of chicken, mushrooms, onion, and garlic, all bathed in a red wine-and-cream sauce, and spooned over gluten-free pasta. Here's the simple step-by-step: Read more »

My First Asparagus Bed

April 21, 2015
066I stopped by my favorite farm store the other day, with the sole intention of buying one (just one!) bag of organic parsley. I purchased the $2.00 herb, and then wandered into one of the farm's solar-heated greenhouses. There, sitting on a black, tarp-covered floor, and sprouting green, ferny growth, were dozens of asparagus plants. I adopted 8 of them for $42.00, and brought them home. Watch me plant this perennial crop: Read more »

Crusty Sourdough Boule!

April 20, 2015
106I can't play the violin. I can't dance like Justin Bieber. But I can produce a fantastic sourdough boule! By "fantastic," I mean a boule that boasts a crackling-crisp crust, a soft, chewy interior, and a tart, tangy flavor. Watch me make this blissful bliss: Read more »