I know that there are those who see dandelions as a nuisance but to me they are an early promise of warm summer days, sunshine, and time spent laughing with friends. When I came across this recipe on line, I just had to give it a try. After all, who can resist an jar full of sunshine and happiness. Continue reading
I think that this is my favorite tulip from my mom’s garden.
May 9 to 15, 2017
We remained pretty frugal this week despite Mother’s Day. Continue reading
This month’s challenge was quick pickles.
I like red cabbage so I thought I would give this recipe a try. It was a tasty and attractive addition to our Easter meal. Continue reading
This month, The Food Mastery Challenge was to make either jelly or a shrub. Continue reading
The cold and wet weather of February cries out for a hot bowl of soup. This is how I made a soup base for this month’s canning mastery challenge.
Do you have a kinder, more adaptable friend in the food world than soup? Who soothes you when you are ill? Who refuses to leave you when you are impoverished and stretches its resources to give a hearty sustenance and cheer? … Soup does its loyal best, no matter what undignified conditions are imposed upon it. You don’t catch steak hanging around when you’re poor and sick, do you?
Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
Like his friend Paddington Bear, Sock Monkey also likes marmalade.
I found this recipe in a copy of The Guide to Good Cooking from Five Roses Flour published in 1938. Continue reading
My marmalade sky.
I decided to join the Master canning challenge sponsored by Food in Jars.
The first challenge was to make marmalade. Continue reading