This past week has been out of the ordinary – to say the least – for May. Nighttime temperatures have dropped into the 30′s. Daytime temperatures have stayed in the ...
I’ve been picking asparagus for several days and finally had enough in the refrigerator for a meal. Meaning – at least 20 some spears per person. We feast while we can! Asparagus has a short season and this year I have discovered that my asparagus bed is infested with asparagus beetles. After a few pickings I will have to [...]
This is the result of another on of those “AHA!” moments I talk about. I was at a B & B on an island in Lake Erie for a weekend with some friends. As we were preparing to leave, the aroma emanating from the Inkeepers Quarters was hard to ignore. We asked what it was [...]
Our neighbor knocked on our kitchen door a few days ago and gifted us with this batch of freshly dug ramps! What a treat! I thought it was too early to find them but obviously I was wrong. I took a walk in our woods a few days ago but I wasn’t thinking about ramps - guess I [...]
Get ready! Here comes a smoker bag recipe, as promised! These things are soooo easy. They’re great for summer BBQ ribs or for that pork meal on New Year’s Day or any time.
I got this recipe from a friend of mine. I didn’t get a lot of specifics, but it turns out, you really don’t need any. The seafood taste pretty much disappears and is replaced with a slight, sweet taste. These shrimp are easy and awesome. Serve over rice pilaf (in this case, Forbidden Rice) or [...]
While you can use provimi veal, it is very expensive. I have discovered veal patties, breaded or unbreaded. They work just fine. Occasionally I can find them at a big box store and when I do, I usually buy a couple of sleeves just to have them in the freezer. You also might be able [...]