Salsa is a staple in our house. Chuck eat’s the stuff almost every day. He really loves it over eggs in the morning, and I’m not going to stop him. After all, salsa is all vegetables, and we could use whatever help we can get in that department.
Spice mixes are something that I love and use all the time in my kitchen. I find that making them myself not only increases the quality but saves money when compared to purchasing the pre-made seasonings. I also really love that it avoids the processed foods and the non-recyclable packages.
Having these blends on hand can make cooking at home much easier. Tossing together a last minute dish becomes child’s play when you don’t have to think about the spices necessary to bring it together. Below are 10 of my favorite spice blends for you to try out. [Read more…]
Last year was my first year really growing garlic on my own. I mean I had watched my family and numerous other people do it for years, but like so much in gardening there were a number of nuances that I just simply wasn’t aware of. One of those things was the actual use of those little curly-ques that come off of the main stalk, and will if left eventually bloom into a flower. [Read more…]
Spring is in the air, finally and I’m ready to break out of my soup and stew shell, for some lighter and brighter fare. I’m totally excited to fire up the grill, and toss together salads with fresh veggies! Unfortunately, we have moved from snowy, frost covered ground into the rainy season, which means we still have a few more weeks of this in between nonsense, where we don’t really have a ton of fresh veggies, and there is still a little stock left in the cabinets to get through. [Read more…]
Melba sauce is often associated with this fancy desert called Peach Melba, but in my neck of the woods it’s associated with the far more common mozzarella stick. This is about a combination of sweet, salty, and gooey that creates the most amazing flavor burst. [Read more…]