Griddle Me This

Pancakes seem to be the order of the day around the blogosphere lately (I’ve seen at least 3 references to them in the past few days), and my little corner is no exception. I love my pancake griddle/waffle iron. I know, it’s pathetic, but it’s true. Maybe it’s because it’s exactly the same as theRead more

Whipped Ricotta

Trying to use up the rest of last year’s frozen strawberries to make a little room in the freezer, I made strawberry whipped ricotta this morning. It’s so delicious, it’s like having strawberry ice cream for breakfast, but without the guilt. Put the frozen berries in a food processor and blitz until pulverized, then addRead more

Zabaione Con Crema

I realize I’m going kind of crazy with the posts today, but we’re leaving on vacation tomorrow and I may not be able to post for a week or so. I made my favorite blueberry dessert tonight and thought I’d share the recipe. It’s called (I’m sure the title was a dead giveaway) Zabaione ConRead more

Stuff

C. (hubby) spent the day up on the roof today, stripping off three layers of old shingles. Our house would have been so cute with it’s original cedar shingles, it killed me to watch him tear them off. We stowed them away for use as kindling or whatever. So good natured, he’s still smiling afterRead more

I don’t actually eat meat…

Had a nice second day of holiday with hubby and the kids today (we’re spending the first week doing work at home, mainly the roof, and will spend the second week camping and visiting my in-laws). We took in an early matinee this afternoon (okay, so technically that’s not really working on the house), andRead more

Peas and Blueberry Banana Bread

I’ve had a pretty productive day so far. After hanging the laundry to dry, I finally got around to picking, blanching, and freezing a batch each of peas and yellow beans. It’s always a little disappointing to discover that the huge bowl of pods you picked only amount to a couple of cups of actualRead more

Sleepover Fun and the Roof

My daughter (Bee) had her best friend over for a sleepover last night. It’s so neat to see them growing up together (they’ve been joined at the hip since they were a year old), but it’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years already! Her mom is one of my closest friends, and we convenientlyRead more

Rain

After an unusually warm and dry past month or so, it was a nice treat to wake up to rain this morning. I’m convinced it was reading Farmgirl’s post on how to make it rain that did it (if you haven’t read it, do – it’s hilarious). I took her advice and hung a loadRead more

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I bought a huge bag of basil at the farmer’s market on the weekend, and I realized today that there was a serious need for some pesto action or it was all going to go bad before I had a chance to use it. I was pouring over the copy of Giada De Laurentiis’ “EverydayRead more