Coinkidink

Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar I've been wondering lately what it might take to make my own homemade brown sugar. Possible, impossible? ...
Read More
Make it a French Day with some cheese and a Wiskey Sour, since vine isn't quite enough

How to Make it a “French Day”

Make is a French Day Well to answer why you need to make it a French Day, its because the ...
Read More
Lemon Verbena fresh picked

Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena fresh picked Herbs Chapter 1: Lemon Verbena Lemon Verbena dried I have Spain to thank for bringing this ...
Read More

Fried Zucchini Flowers

Zucchini flowers Growing up in an all Italian household brings back a lot of memories. Food is high upon the ...
Read More

Farm Feast 2018

Farm Feast 2018: This summer, I took a little visit back to our family farm in California. It was the ...
Read More

The Vodka Martini

6 Liter Vodka bottle, a good attitude for optimal enjoyment No other drink quite compares to the mighty Vodka Martini ...
Read More

The Summer Solstice

Raspberry patch The summer solstice was celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere today. For us, it symbolizes the first day of ...
Read More
Summer garden with lettuce

A New Summer Garden

Summer garden with lettuce My Summer garden is officially on track.  It's the second week of June 2018, and I'm ...
Read More

Pink Peony flowers

Peony flower The Pink Peony flower, is one of the most symbolic flowers found in nature. Native to China, Southern ...
Read More

Elderberry Bouquet

Bouquet Fit for a Duchess Natural bouquet My inspiration for picking today's Elderberry Bouquet spurred from the royal wedding this ...
Read More

Cannabis Oil

cannabis plant Cannabis is the herb of the god's. It's been around since the inception of time. It's been smoked, ...
Read More

Birthday Meal, for a Vintage Guy

original typewriter recipe Birthday's in my house are meant to be special. We usually make it special with a special ...
Read More

Veggie Pasta and Salad

Veggie Pasta My options are slowly returning due to the fact that Spring is 3 weeks in.  We started our ...
Read More
easter cookies

Easter Cookies

easter cookies Easter cookies are as good of an idea as Christmas cookies. My daughter decided she wanted to make ...
Read More

Herbs: Lungwort, Coltsfoot and Horsetail

First Bloom Lungwort Lungwort is one of those amazing herbs I read about, but missed the growing season (2017). When ...
Read More

The Crusts of Life

Crusts: officially denoted as "the tough outer layer, a hardened layer or coating, or a deposit on layer of something ...
Read More

Purposeless Walk Inspires Food Choice.

water brunnenthe long-haired cows in the backold, farmer houseSchongau, view from the toplovely old farm housesaint insect!Small bridgeOberschongau, clock and ...
Read More
herb roasted potatoes

Herb Roasted Potatoes

herb roasted potatoes This is a quick update on an old idea.  Pressed for time, or wanting to get a ...
Read More

Fresh Ground Meat

Fresh ground meat seasoned for sauce Using fresh ground meat in any recipe makes a difference beyond compare. I have ...
Read More
Typical Swiss breakfast table

Swiss Breakfast

Typical Swiss breakfast table Start a Tradition A Swiss breakfast is something I crave. The tradition was first introduced into ...
Read More
Flag of California

Best Places to Visit in California!

Flag of California I know, not my typical post, but I have a number of people who I know, that ...
Read More
Turkey very hot, fresh out of the oven

Thanksgiving Turkey 2016

Thanksgiving Day Menu Turkey very hot, fresh out of the oven, with sage leaves on top We ordered & picked ...
Read More

A Table Worth Setting

Table with persimmon and pomegranate I'm not sure how often you've told yourself,  "it's not worth setting a nice table" ...
Read More
fresh ginger root

Fall’s Best Tea

Source: Me; cir. 2015 Fresh ginger, cinnamon & verbena tea brewed and ready for chilling (if desired) The Wonder's of ...
Read More

Fall Garden Wrap Up

The Summer Finale It's been a long, joyous season in the garden this year. I've had an abundance of flowers ...
Read More

Red Hot Spicy Oil

Source: Rochelle 2015 Red Hot Chilli Pepers drying on a baking sheet The love of spice Red hot spicy oil ...
Read More

All-Clad is All-Right

In order to understand why All-Clad is All right we need to go back a few years. I knew when ...
Read More
Bio Box surprise

Week’s Inspiration from my Bio Box

Bio Box surprise First week of November, and you expect the pickings from the veg. assortment to be slim. Instead, ...
Read More

French Press Coffee

French press coffee The amazing history of coffee French press method or not, what took Starbucks over 25 years to ...
Read More

Weekly Organic Delivery

summer organic vegetable deliveryfall organic vegetable deliveryspring organic vegetable delivery spring Every week I get a beautiful box of fresh ...
Read More
Croutons, with some herbs

Home-Made Croutons

Croutons, with some herbs Croutons, loosely translated in French, means crusts. I'd imagine, these little delights were invented from the ...
Read More
croissants and rolls

A Sunday Brunch

A Sunday Brunch croissants and rolls One of my favorite occasions to cook and gather is Sunday Brunch. There's a ...
Read More
finished powdered sugar with an airy and light consistency

Powder Sugar (home-made)

finished powdered sugar with an airy and light consistency "Be the change that you want to see in the world" ...
Read More

Spicy Salt

Source: Rochelle (2015) 3 Salts Spicy salt is a great addition to the appropriate dish. Of course, I use it ...
Read More
Print Friendly, PDF & Email