“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, Friedrich Nietzsche. I read a bit of this guys stuff in college and I thought he did not have that great of a grasp on the human condition, but this one quote sums up the year we have had out here in … More
I saw the funniest meme on Facebook the other day. It said: Does anyone else wait until the last minute to turn the heat on in the autumn?. And yes, that would be us. We first add thicker socks and a long sleeved shirt, then add a sweater or … More
We are all adults here-some of us more recognizable as such-than others. We know that what goes in must come out the other end. We taught our children the same- some of us even used a book titled similarly to this blog post. What some of us didn’t know is … More
As an early Christmas gift, the Piper and I gifted ourselves with a new smoker. We live in a hard wood forest, every other tree is a hickory, so we opted for a wood fired smoker as opposed to electric or propane. This is our first run, and as we have found with most other … More
Have you noticed that there are certain foods that people either love or hate? There is no grey area in their regard. Think of-mushrooms, black licorice, liver, Brussels sprouts, or stinky cheese. Lima beans fall in that category. My daughters and I LOVE Limas, the girls have since they were tiny gourmets … More
Puttin’ up basil is one of the simplest most aromatic end o’ summer jobs. I go out to my four basil plants early in the morning, and take all of the perfect leaves those babies have to offer. I ask you-does anything smell as good as fresh picked basil?
It is simply … More
There has been a bumper crop of Straight Eight Cucumbers Out Here in the Pasture.
Back in the 1950’s my mother would smother sliced cucumbers and onions in Miracle Whip. I thought I hated cucumbers! As a new wife, living in Germany, I discovered the beauty of a cucumber salad dressed with vinegar-big improvement.
The … More
Some days it is just toooooo hot to mess with a full blown meal. My solution is to make a salad a couple mornings a week, and leave them in the fridge for lunch or supper. I have a list of summer salads (other than the ever-present green salads) that I rotate through every summer. … More