Be careful what you wish for…

My mother used to warn me when I was a child that I should be careful what I wished for because it might not turn out the way I wanted. I’ve recently had one of those moments. When we bought the farmhouse we specifically requested that the sellers leave the 6-burner commercial range in the…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…Make lemon marmalade! I’ve been given quite a few lemons over the last few months and I can’t allow them to go to waste. I still have a lot of lemon juice in my freezer from last year, so there’s no reason to juice them. I found this recipe for Instant Pot orange marmalade recently…

October Unprocessed — how’s it going?

Well it’s day 6 of the October Unprocessed challenge and I’ve got good news to report — I’ve been successful so far! Of course, it helps that I am used to cooking most everything at home and from scratch. Still, there have been times that I was tempted to grab a soda from the vending…

The CrockPot — a Summer Super Star

I don’t know about you, but where I live the summers are hot. Really hot. Like, I don’t want to turn on the oven or stove hot. But I still like to have cooked food for dinner so here’s what I do — I use my CrockPot! It doesn’t heat up the house and my…

A Zoodles Carbonara Learning Curve

Ah, Carbonara! That lovely, velvety mix of eggs and cheese and cured pork products — usually with starchy pasta. While I love a good plate of pasta, I’m avoiding such things at the moment. So how am I to get my carbonara fix? Zoodles. That’s zucchini noodles. Noodles made from the ubiquitous summer squash.┬áThis isn’t…