Veggie tale

   October 18, 2010 5:30 pm    0

I don’t know what I did to deserve this. I made a small center cut pork loin roast Sunday. I roasted it in a casserole, on top of red potatoes and carrots from my garden. I’ve done this lots of times — or at least I thought I had. Usually the vegetables always come out…


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Old and crusty

   October 14, 2010 8:01 pm    4

I love to bake pies. I’ll take any old excuse, as long as I get a piece. Thus, I’m baking them for a retirement party. Yes, retirement parties usually have cake. But someone told me this particular retiree doesn’t much like cake. A perfect excuse if I’ve ever had one. I’m no expert, but I…


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my weekend kitchen

   October 12, 2010 6:33 pm    0

I like to cook lots of food on the weekends and have leftovers for the first few days of the work week. I don’t always get to do it, but I like to. On Saturday, I made the aforementioned Spaghetti Pie It sort of worked. I didn’t season it enough, but once I added some…


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   October 8, 2010 7:35 pm    1

My crazed runner/husband is running a half-marathon Sunday. Usually, before a big race, I like to make something special and complex-carb laden. It’s my idea of a good time, kind of like pounding the pavement is his. This time, we’re having a little trouble settling on what I should make. He’s back to just whole…


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Lay off the corn syrup

   October 5, 2010 1:48 pm    1

For the past 5 to 10 years, food experts and wannabe food experts have been foaming at the mouth deriding¬† High Fructose Corn Syrup, blaming it for making everyone fat. Not just columnists and bloggers, but registered dietitians, doctors, reporters and authors. I have to admit, I got caught up in the act, believing statistics…


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Wheelbarrow empty!

   October 4, 2010 8:47 pm    0

This weekend, my friend Sherry and I stirred up a canning vortex, fueled by a wheelbarrow full of apples. She fed the monster with raw, peeled, cored, skinned Cortland apples. I, the monster, cooked and blended them into applesauce, into which I dumped cinnamon, ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg and sugar. I ran out of cinnamon….


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