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Yet more storms and catsup

Yet more storms and catsup

It rained all night last night, leaving Oak Creek once again Willy Wonka brown.  Plus, the water is very high, or at least higher than it’s been since the last flood, which was up to the back of my barn and rerouted the creek to the other side of the island.  That’s good, at least… Continue Reading

Be-bop-a-re-bop…

Be-bop-a-re-bop…

RHUBARB PIE! Okay, I admit to listening to Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion from time to time.  He first caught my attention was when I read an essay he’d written that included the statement that all Scandinavian food is “carrier” food.  It’s meant to carry butter, sugar or salt to the gullet. That… Continue Reading

Snow and Soup

When I started this post earlier today, I had just come back in after doing my morning chores in the rain.  That always makes the chores worse because, for no reason I know, I haven’t managed to buy myself proper rain gear.  No windbreaker, no Mackintosh coat, no real rubber boots.  My boots come from… Continue Reading

A Time to Wean, A Time to Make Cheese

A Time to Wean, A Time to Make Cheese

I’ve separated Hannah from her mother and I’m sure my neighbors are thrilled.  Not.  The bellowing is pretty much continuous.  Hannah is calling to Elsie, Elsie is calling back and Georgie is just joining into the chorus because he can. I’ve got Hannah locked into the orchard garden with Georgie to keep her company.  It’s… Continue Reading

Autumn Pancakes

Autumn Pancakes

I’m absolutely enjoying this wet fall weather of ours.  Cold weather means it’s time for WARM food again!  Give me a soup or cooked veggies over a salad any day.  So, waking up to a overcast chill morning this morning instantly sparked a need for pancakes. I’ll start by saying that I’ve been at the… Continue Reading

Oma’s Red Cabbage

So, when he-who-shall-not-be-named (the dastard!) and I got married, one of the first things he talked about food-wise was Red Cabbage.  His paternal grandmother, fondly referred to as “Oma” mainly because they were Germans and Oma is German for Grandma, had a special red cabbage recipe that he loved and believed lost after her death. … Continue Reading

Apple Cider Brined Turkey

If you’ve bought a turkey from me–or even if you haven’t–this is the recipe to use.  Trust me, you’ll never go back to roasting a bird!  A few people have mentioned they don’t care for the spicy gravy.  In that case, you’d want to omit the sage and time from the pan and rinse the… Continue Reading

Mayonnaise

For my first recipe I’m publishing the one concoction I use most of all: Mayonnaise.  If you have a food processor, this recipe is so simple and so easy that you’ll wonder why you ever bought mayonnaise.  This will make about a cup and a quarter of tasty spread and if you keep it in… Continue Reading