Archive for August, 2012

Tapenade – If you like olives, you will love this! 1 can black, pitted olives 1 jar green olives, pitted. My daughter makes this without the pimentos, I like it with for the color. 1 teaspoon capers – don’t omit these and think you are still making tapenade! 1/4 cup   Read More ...

Granola – you can do it! It is so simple! You can choose when shopping for ingredients to make this easy recipe organic, or not! It is easy to put your own signature on this granola by using ingredients you like best! Have you ever tried warming up your milk before adding   Read More ...

Clam & Shrimp Squares This makes a wonderful lunch or brunch dish. Excellent on a buffet!   3 cups cooked brown rice. A mix of brown & wild  rice would be great! 3 green onions chopped, tops and all. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 ounces of chopped, canned, mild,   Read More ...

  Just a couple of years ago I said a very happy ‘good – bye’ to monthly garbage service.  Once the kids had moved on my husband and I had so little trash to fill our enormous green can we hauled down to the end of the driveway every Wednesday.   Read More ...

Categories: Blog

Often I find myself wondering how much money  I have spent on Tupperware, or RubberMaid, or who knows what brand of plastic container.  Maybe enough to take a mini-vaction, or enough to buy an entire case of really good wine, or perhaps enough to pay for a semester’s worth of   Read More ...

Categories: Blog, Tools of the Trade

Lucky me, I have a few hens that supply us with fresh, beautiful, pastel eggs quite faithfully all year long.  The fresh egg access in our home began some 26 years ago when our daughter earned money to buy hens and her profitable little egg business began.  Of course it   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Whether, white, brown, or wild rice, cooking it with boiling water in a huge pot has never been a problem for me. My rice has always turned out just fine.  Our son left a rice cooker home when he moved the last time and it has been sitting in my   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

For years I have had a butcher’s block knife holder sitting on my counter.  This does the job of storing your knives but when you are busy preparing food  you don’t need to guess which blade you will be pulling from your knife block.  You can see the handles of   Read More ...

Categories: Tools of the Trade

Growing up on Lake Michigan fresh salmon was no big deal.  Salmon was always wild caught, always fresh, always good.  We never seemed to do anything but bake it, but we still ate every single bite!  Now I have to make a conscious, direct effort to have wild salmon and   Read More ...

   These are not your typical grilled potatoes.  Packed with flavor, these luscious potatoes are conveniently made while grilling other elements of your meal.  The potatoes do pick up a unique flavor from being on the grill, even though wrapped in foil. I have made these in the microwave in   Read More ...

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