Get Your Culture Here – It’s For Your Gut!

Taco or Tostada Bar Anyone? Nachos? You can have cultured foods that are easily made and stored in the refrigerator so you are ready to make many yummy dishes in a flash. Just add your creativity!

Guilty Pleasures – Healthier Ways to Satisfy Food Temptations!

What are your guilty food pleasures? Of course it’s an individual thing, so write to me and together we might create a healthier recipe for your guilty pleasure foods. In the meantime, I will share a few solutions I have come up with and maybe you will also feel a connection to the foods and… Read more »

One-Pan Wonders – A Skillet is All You Need!!

What could be better than a luscious meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes, easier clean up, and yummy food… writing about one-pan dishes got my creative juices flowing! (Pun intended)

Souper-Duper Winter Soups!

At this time of the year, we all expect cold weather, making soup even more appealing! Our fall this year was rather warm, but it’s never too warm for an easy, nutritious soup. Sometimes I put together a quick and hearty soup using leftovers, and that’s one of the reasons I love leftovers. Other times… Read more »

Dessert! Need We Say More? Apples Are In!

There are many, many apple varieties in season locally at this time of year. I am also taken my what apples offer, both in their raw form and by way of the end products like apple cider and apple cider vinegar, etc. And of course you can make your own recipes for pies, butters, cakes,… Read more »

Make a Little Chocolate ‘Moose’!

We all have a personal and family food culture with many influences – like the economy, health, culture, etc. How each of our families saw food and its preparation, and whether it was a priority, speaks to how we might feel about both now. I am pretty sure that our family-food traditions, or lack thereof,… Read more »

A Little Bird Told Me… It’s For the Birds!

I love the birds (and those they hang out with) and wonder how so many idioms, mostly negative, were created about birds in particular. Birds have an environmental role that is key and they are a joy to feed and watch! Why have birds gotten a bad rap?

Feeding and Caring For Our Best Friends!

Pets are family and deserve good care. I think it’s important to feed them well and care for their individual needs, which isn’t hard though it requires some thought and planning. My focus here is on dogs, cats, horses, and hens but I am happy to help you discover ideas for other critters. Write me… Read more »

Surprise Yourself and Others – Get Sauced!!

Why will these sauces, dressings and condiments surprise you? Because you can make some in a flash, use them in different meals, and give up many of those bottled sauces sitting on your refrigerator door. I use the words condiments and sauces interchangeably here, and dressings aren’t just for salads.

Fruit, Fruit … Glorious Fruit! Or Are They Really Veggies?!

There has always been confusion over whether certain foods are really fruits or vegetables. The answer is really about who is asking the question. Are you a gardener/botanist or a chef/home cook? If you are a gardener, the botanical definition of a fruit or vegetable may be different than if you are a chef or… Read more »

  • Get Your Culture Here – It’s For Your Gut!

    Taco or Tostada Bar Anyone? Nachos? You can have cultured foods that are easily made and stored in the refrigerator so you are ready to make many yummy dishes in a flash. Just add your creativity!

    Read More
    Posted on April 20, 2017 by
  • Guilty Pleasures – Healthier Ways to Satisfy Food Temptations!

    What are your guilty food pleasures? Of course it’s an individual thing, so write to me and together we might create a healthier recipe for your guilty pleasure foods. In the meantime, I will share a few solutions I have come up with and maybe you will also feel a connection to the foods and… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on March 31, 2017 by
  • One-Pan Wonders – A Skillet is All You Need!!

    What could be better than a luscious meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes, easier clean up, and yummy food… writing about one-pan dishes got my creative juices flowing! (Pun intended)

    Read More
    Posted on January 29, 2017 by
  • Souper-Duper Winter Soups!

    At this time of the year, we all expect cold weather, making soup even more appealing! Our fall this year was rather warm, but it’s never too warm for an easy, nutritious soup. Sometimes I put together a quick and hearty soup using leftovers, and that’s one of the reasons I love leftovers. Other times… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on December 31, 2016 by
  • Dessert! Need We Say More? Apples Are In!

    There are many, many apple varieties in season locally at this time of year. I am also taken my what apples offer, both in their raw form and by way of the end products like apple cider and apple cider vinegar, etc. And of course you can make your own recipes for pies, butters, cakes,… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on November 28, 2016 by
  • Make a Little Chocolate ‘Moose’!

    We all have a personal and family food culture with many influences – like the economy, health, culture, etc. How each of our families saw food and its preparation, and whether it was a priority, speaks to how we might feel about both now. I am pretty sure that our family-food traditions, or lack thereof,… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on October 27, 2016 by
  • A Little Bird Told Me… It’s For the Birds!

    I love the birds (and those they hang out with) and wonder how so many idioms, mostly negative, were created about birds in particular. Birds have an environmental role that is key and they are a joy to feed and watch! Why have birds gotten a bad rap?

    Read More
    Posted on September 28, 2016 by
  • Feeding and Caring For Our Best Friends!

    Pets are family and deserve good care. I think it’s important to feed them well and care for their individual needs, which isn’t hard though it requires some thought and planning. My focus here is on dogs, cats, horses, and hens but I am happy to help you discover ideas for other critters. Write me… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on September 8, 2016 by
  • Surprise Yourself and Others – Get Sauced!!

    Why will these sauces, dressings and condiments surprise you? Because you can make some in a flash, use them in different meals, and give up many of those bottled sauces sitting on your refrigerator door. I use the words condiments and sauces interchangeably here, and dressings aren’t just for salads.

    Read More
    Posted on August 10, 2016 by
  • Fruit, Fruit … Glorious Fruit! Or Are They Really Veggies?!

    There has always been confusion over whether certain foods are really fruits or vegetables. The answer is really about who is asking the question. Are you a gardener/botanist or a chef/home cook? If you are a gardener, the botanical definition of a fruit or vegetable may be different than if you are a chef or… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on July 1, 2016 by