Begging to be eaten - crispy, tasty woven bacon!
I noticed a glaring omission in my blog entries - where is the woven bacon? A question you may well ask yourself after feasting your eyes on these magical squares.
Tonight for dinner I had a nice little pork loin and I decided to wrap it in bacon heaven. Sadly, dinner was late because it took a long time to cook, but happily, it was delicious!
While I wait for help restoring my original blog entry, here's a link to all it's crispy goodness.
Still warm! Fresh, Organic, Free-Range Chicken Eggs
After working non-stop in January, my first day off in a month was doubly rewarding with some beautiful fresh eggs - the first gifts ever from our hens.
What a wonderful way to start a weekend!
Three months ago today, our first pullet hens
moved into the new coop.
This morning we had our first AMAZING farm-fresh eggs. I can't stop grinning! Click to read more and see pictures of our coop and my first fried egg!
Apple Oatmeal Squares with milk
Pico de Gallo - Fresh Salsa
Fall may be upon us, but my tomato plants are finally bursting with ripe tomatoes, after meager pickings all summer.
Steve harvested our home-grown sweet white onions (all 4 of them) and some incredibly small heads of garlic and I decided to make another batch of Pico de Gallo.
Store bought ingredients work great also, but there's something about knowing that all of the ingredients were grown right here (except the Cilantro which we've not had any luck growing). To see my simple recipe click here
Motivation to start canning came in the form of a tasty chili recipe that we can't seem to get enough of. We decided we liked it better than our pantry staple, Dennison's, and that we'd much rather reach for a "can" of ours.
Steve and I have talked about canning off and on for years. His grandmother canned everything in season, and he grew up watching her toil for days to put up whatever crop ripened next. Her hard work meant their good fortune for the rest of the year.
I'm hoping to stock up our larder with a variety of things to make after-work meals healthier and a lot easier. Click here to go to my canning page.
Minestrone Soup - made with Turkey
After Thanksgiving I was trying to decide what to do with my huge pot of turkey stock. Bunches of fresh rainbow chard begging to be picked inspired me to try Turkey Minestrone Soup (click for recipe). The only difference from my standard recipe was using my turkey stock and 4 cups of chopped leftover turkey (added at the end of cooking) instead of the beef. Surprise! It was great!
Any great ideas for left-over turkey? Comments welcome!
Well, not new exactly, but new to this site. They can be found in the Recipes Directory.
I've posted my two best soup recipes: New England Clam Chowder and Minestrone Soup, crowd-pleasing comfort food as the weather starts to turn cooler.
Struggling to eat breakfast? Maybe Oatmeal is the answer for you too. Oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse and provides energy to keep you going. Try Steel Cut Oats with Almonds and Dried Cranberries for a tasty, crunchy breakfast treat.
I have some extra devilish Deviled Eggs which are always a hit and start off with Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs.
Overgrown with summer tomatoes? Try these heavenly and versatile Slow Roasted Vine-Ripened Roma Tomatoes - you can eat them as-is or turn them into Roasted Tomato Bruschetta.
If you have some abalone sitting around and need a perfect recipe check out Fried Abalone. And since the entire world isn't on a diet, check out my Mom's recipe for perfect Fried Chicken that's a snap to prepare (if you remember to pick up some buttermilk).
There's other recipes to check out in the Recipes Directory and more will be coming soon.
I've also changed my methods as I don't think the "blog" format is the best choice for me in my goal for an ever-growing food knowledge base, not a one-time recipe. My recipes change as I continue to discover tempting new twists and re-vamp old favorites.
Comments are welcome.