You’re on an island….deal with it

     I’m slow in writing, but I've been affected with island lassitude. This summer, we rented a home on San Juan Island. Ours overlooks San Juan Strait, with lots of […]

Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce

I feel so accomplished. In the last couple of days, I learned to bake my mother’s bread recipe, got some of my daughter’s school-clothes shopping done and had a marathon […]

heirloom tomato galette with pesto and goat cheese

Growing up I was never a big fan of tomatoes. Really, I didn't even start liking them until my mid-20s. Now, they are one of my top favorite summer foods. […]

Home grown peppers, cherries & organic apple cider! It’s Pepper Jelly Time!

One of my great joys is sharing the things I make or cook with friends and family (small get-togethers with both appetizers and drinks or a small dinner party, are […]

Tomatoes and Panini

Tomatoes you say? Yeah — me too! And remember, I have the little ones, grape and cherry tomatoes. Not only do I have a bowl on the table that is constantly […]

Pizza on the grill!

Have you ever grilled your pizza right on the barbeque? I'm not talking about using a pizza stone. I mean, literally, right on the grill. It is awesome and I […]

Lots and Lots of Little Tomatoes! What Do You Do With Them?!

What a surprise I have ended up with in my garden! My daughter and I planted six tomato plants this spring, but realized as we were working the beds that three […]

The Best Beef You’ve Ever Tasted!

It started around 13 years ago, by accident really (I’d never given it much thought before), buying locally grown, organic if possible, beef, pork and chicken. I grew up eating dinner […]

4-H Baking at the Fair

On Tuesday, July 30, I judged the 4-H Baking at the Clark County Fair. Kids from 6 to 19 years old submitted their work for us to look at, smell […]

Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

This recipe for spaghetti carbonara is a favorite in our house any time of the year. It comes together in no time and since everyone in our family likes it: […]

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