Pretzel Rolls!

February 17, 2015
095There's nothing I don't love about pretzel rolls. I love their bronzed, sexy outsides, and their deliciously-chewy interiors. You can't beat 'em for hamburger buns. And get this -- the rolls are really easy to make! Read more »

Perennials and Hardy Annuals I’ve Successfully Winter-Sowed

February 15, 2015
IMG_9473Happy day-after-Valentine's Day, everyone! The Hudson Valley looks and feels like Narnia right now, with snow, blowing snow, and wind-chill temperatures in the dangerous digits (-10°F to -20°F). Can you blame me for wanting to write about...flowers? Read more »

Purple Mixer Giveaway/The Winner

February 11, 2015
purple mixer giveawaywb2This morning, the little number gadget at Random.org selected comment #625 as the winner of the purple mixer. Congratulations, Amy L.! To collect your prize, just send me a note. Read more »

How to Transplant Winter-Sown Seedlings

February 11, 2015
IMG_3117Not sure how to transplant winter-sown seedlings? Worried the young plants will become root-bound in their milk-jug prisons? This post is for you! Read more »

Chocolate Pots De Crème (GF)

February 9, 2015
071This week, because Saturday is Valentine's Day, and because we can not possibly celebrate Cupid's arrow without something rich and wonderful, I whipped up some rich and wonderful Chocolate Pots de Crème! Read more »

Cannellini and Ham Soup

February 5, 2015
016I made this glorious soup the other day, and it warmed every sinew of my winter-weary soul. It's garlicky, smokey, and herbal. It's also easy to make -- a soup pot is the only special equipment you'll need! Read more »

My Best Chicken Stock

February 2, 2015
037We're in the midst of a ferocious blizzard here. With more than 12 inches of snow on the ground, I'm officially house-bound. But neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep me from making my favorite chicken stock! Read more »