Add New Post View Schedule Change type of 33 blocks Pork Loin with Pesto Pork loin with pesto Along with the usual harvesting of garden vegetables and herbs that I’ve been telling you about, I’ve been foraging for autumn’s wild edibles. The autumn olive berries are ripe and perfect for jelly. I’m drying some in my dehydrator for granola, as well. Add to the harvest … Continue reading

A Harvest of Okra = Gumbo

My organic farmer friend, Sally Ransohoff, stopped by and bought me a basket of red and green tender okra. A “gift without ribbons” for sure.  My own dwarf okra bushes are producing new pods every day, as well, so I’ve got lots of okra to eat!  One of my favorite ways to use seasonal okra is in soups, in particular a very special simple chicken … Continue reading A Harvest of Okra = Gumbo

Campfire Hobo Dinners in Foil Packet

I developed recipes a while back for Laura’s Lean Beef and this campfire dinner in a packet is one of the most popular. Thanks to Laura’s Lean Beef team for the photo above. CAMPFIRE HOBO DINNERS IN A PACKET Ingredients: Burgers 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (I used Laura’s 92% lean) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 tablespoons powdered ranch salad dressing or dried Italian salad … Continue reading Campfire Hobo Dinners in Foil Packet

Totable Cakes for Celebrating

We’re heading into Labor Day, the last hurrah. Celebrate an outdoor gathering with what I call “totable picnic cakes.”  Start with a box cake mix and a little imagination.  The creamsicle cake has been shared so many times it’s in my recipe hall of fame.  The cupcakes look fancy but are simple to make with a boxed mix and your own special touches. Creamsicle picnic … Continue reading Totable Cakes for Celebrating

Totable Cakes for Celebrating

We’re heading into Labor Day, the last hurrah. Celebrate an outdoor gathering with what I call “totable picnic cakes.”  Start with a box cake mix and a little imagination.  The creamsicle cake has been shared so many times it’s in my recipe hall of fame.  The cupcakes look fancy but are simple to make with a boxed mix and your own special touches. Creamsicle picnic … Continue reading Totable Cakes for Celebrating

Education during Bible Days and 2 Fun Granola Recipes

With the kids back in school, it’s fun to go back in time to Bible days and see how our children were educated during the time of Christ. In the Old Testament, you’ll find lots of references regarding how people felt religious training was important, so the primary purpose of education among the Jews was the learning of and obedience to the law of God, … Continue reading Education during Bible Days and 2 Fun Granola Recipes

Clone of Claussen Pickles

“It smells like dill pickles in here!” That from my husband, Frank, yesterday as he was coming into the kitchen from outside and the aroma of vinegar, pickling spices, garlic and dill wafted clear out the screen door. I was finishing up my latest clone of Claussen’s pickles. If you love those refrigerated dill pickles from the grocery you’ll be thrilled to know you can … Continue reading Clone of Claussen Pickles