Like just about everyone who’s into canning, I get excited every year at the prospect of tomato season. The one time of year when tomatoes are available in abundance. The one time of year when you can get your hands on a fresh sun ripened tomato. Tomatoes harvest at just the right time and eaten right away can actually be startlingly sweet and flavorful.
Around here, corn is only supposed to be “knee high by the fourth of July” as the saying goes, so that means we aren’t seeing much for fresh ears locally. Thankfully our friends just south of us are already starting to get some perfectly sweet ripe corn and it’s showing up at farmers markets stands. [Read more…]
A few weeks ago I had my first baby shower. Yes, I had two. We decided to have one in Chuck’s hometown as well as my own to make it easier for people, especially the older ladies to attend. The first one was held at my dear friend Amanda’s house for all of our local people. [Read more…]
A few months ago I went to this little hole in the wall Thai place somewhere near Syracuse. I was there for work and wanted a healthy-ish dinner. I get really sick of the butter laden, fried, and heavy food that seems to dominate the restaurant scene. I realize that some of the higher end restaurants don’t always serve that kind of thing, but I’m not looking to spend that kind of money when I’m out of town for work.
The early spring foraging in our area is starting to round down now. The morels were overheated by the ridiculous heat wave last week, the fiddleheads have long passed and the leeks, while still around aren’t as good now. And these are just a few of my favorite things. While I’m sad to see it go, I’m also excited for all the wonderful veggies about to be available in the garden.