Chickweed Crostini? I’ll have another….

OK so yesterday was one of those days that was not the greatest. We have had a death in the family – my special oldest sis, Sonia. The knock on the door brightened my day. It was Erin, my friend and neighbor of Phillips Farm. She had a plate of guess what? Chickweed crostini. That’s right – and they were delicious. And lifted my spirit since … Continue reading Chickweed Crostini? I’ll have another….

Farm Raised Salmon vs. Wild Caught: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Wild–Caught and Farm–Raised Salmon? Here’s some timely information gleaned from an article in Bon Appetit, by Alex Delany. He wrote the article in August 2017. Thanks, Alex! Farm-Raised Salmon In the broadest sense, it means that it was raised in some kind of aquatic farming operation, not the wild. But salmon farms vary in size, location, breeding practice, and just about … Continue reading Farm Raised Salmon vs. Wild Caught: What’s the Difference?

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. The real reason, I suspect, is that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon for us 8 girls. Sister chuckled and said, “You don’t have to … Continue reading Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day

Homemade Gripe Water

Chamomile is one of the ingredients in gripe water Kathy W., a reader, wanted to know how to make Gripe water. Wow! I love that folks are going back to homemade remedies. Gripe water is an old fashioned medicine that is often used to help ease pain and discomfort experienced by infants. The home remedy can be used to soothe tummy upset pain associated with teething and … Continue reading Homemade Gripe Water