Sourdough Pancakes!

March 18, 2015
054I probably love these pancakes more than I should. They are slightly tangy, slightly bread-y, and screamingly delicious. They are also easy to digest, since the flour in the batter is completely fermented. Ready for a new taste-sensation? Make these cakes for breakfast! Read more »

My Gardens…and a soundtrack

March 15, 2015
my gardens on youtubeYesterday, while snooping around Google, I discovered a photo-film of my gardens. What a pleasant surprise! The work was posted on Youtube by Joseph Cooper. I do not know Mr. Cooper, but apparently he and his camera attended one of the Garden Conservancy tours here last summer. Have a look: Read more »

How I Make Sourdough Starter

March 14, 2015
026Wanna take a walk on the wild side? Then join me in the kitchen today, because I'd like to show you how to make your own sourdough starter. Read more »

Hori Hori Garden Tool Giveaway/Winner Announced

March 13, 2015
IMG_9394Thanks for playing, everyone! This morning, Random.org selected comment #571 from Rox. Congratulations Rox! To collect your prize, just send me a note. Read more »

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

March 11, 2015
IMG_9404I LOVE IRISH SODA BREAD. It's fast. It's easy. Make it with coarsely-ground whole wheat (or "graham") flour and a little brown sugar, as I do, and you'll find it's magically delicious. Read more »

Kevin’s Carrot-Ginger-Orange Soup

March 10, 2015
009I served this soup as the first course for a dinner party last Saturday, and everybody loved it. They loved it so much, in fact, that after seconds and thirds were offered and accepted, there was no soup left in the pot. Not to worry -- I made another batch today, so that you can taste it, too! Here's the recipe: Read more »

Bubble and Squeak with Mushroom Gravy

March 3, 2015
148I made Bubble and Squeak the other day, and it comforted my soul. It comforted Brenda Johnson's soul, too, because I made up a plate for her to taste-test. Here's my version of this British classic, along with the answer to your burning question: "What the heck is Bubble and Squeak?" Read more »