Monthly Archive: April 2016

Roasted sweet Rhubarb Topping and Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Roasted Rhubarb Sauce over Ice Cream

  Roasted sweet rhubarb topping Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. 1 pound or so rhubarb Zest and juice of an orange 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar or equivalent substitute Cinnamon to taste Preheat oven to 350. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, orange …

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Earth Day Fun

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One of the highlights of the season for me is teaching the little ones, especially my grandchildren and their classmates, about Earth Day. Here’s some photos. Check out the herb and edible flower baskets Jack’s class made. Thanks, Natorp’s!    Emerson and friend Baxter enjoying Earth Day in the dandelion patchOne little, two little, three …

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Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day

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I have to chuckle at the photo I’m sharing today. Not a usual photo of food but one that relates to food at its source. It’s two of my grandchildren and their friend, Baxter. You’ll see Emerson leading, Baxter behind and little Ellery last. Their destination was supposed to be the green onion row where …

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Fast French Bread – Easy to Make

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I don’t know why I got the urge to bake bread from scratch, but today found me doing just that. It wasn’t that I had a lot of time to do it, either. We spent most of the early afternoon splitting and cutting wood for winter. Actually, I did the splitting with a sledgehammer and …

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Readers respond to Braciole recipe request

Oh my gosh, I am amazed and happy that so many of you responded to Kenny Ann Rober’s request for Braciole made with round steak. I had published my recipe for Braciole made with flank steak (and it’s so good) but Kenny Ann wanted one with round steak. So, as usual, the responses were many …

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No morels yet but plenty of ramps and wild flowers

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My friends Butch and Char and I went morel hunting in our secret place. No morels yet but take a look at these finds: Dog’s tooth violets are supposed to be edible, the flower and the root. I  haven’t tasted them yet. Blood root used medicinally by the American Indians. Crush the stem and you …

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Morels!!

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From my bestest friend, Carol, who lives in Harrison, Indiana. What a thrill it was to get her email, and here it is verbatim: “Let me tell you a sweet story: when Kent was here fishing last Thurs., he mentioned he’d seen a morel in the yard. He took me to where he thought it …

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Can you help? Braciole made with Round Steak

  Can you help? Braciole made with round steak Kenny Ann R., a Suburban Press reader, is still looking for a recipe made with round steak and not flank. She said: “Bread crumbs were used, maybe onions and spices. I believe it was round steak, I know it was not flank steak. I think the …

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Whipped chocolate frosting from ganache

See complete tutorial with photos:       Whipped chocolate frosting from ganache   A reader wanted to know how to make this. She saw it on a cooking show. Here’s how I do it:   Bring a cup of whipping cream to a boil.  Pour over 8 oz of chopped chocolate, (good quality chocolate …

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Why Fluids/Water are important for Hydration

Did you know water makes up about 60% of our body weigh?   If you even get mildly dehydrated, you’ll feel tired. Water helps our blood flow better and cushions our muscles. Here’s an excerpt from my newest book on kids and nutrition (see the cool cover above):   Keeping Kids Hydrated Hydration is so important …

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