Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Shucking Truth About Shucking Oysters and Stoli Vodka Chasers

We stood on a wooden porch under the insouciant rays of the mid-morning sun. He held a craggy oyster the color of micaView full post »

Double Rainbows and Sticky (Permanent Alizarin Crimson) Cherry Pie

  Mabel Lake Sticky Cherry Pie After incessant days of rainfall, the earth occasionally bestows upon us a rainbow. AView full post »

Cinnamon Nutmeg French Toast

Fragrant Cinnamon Nutmeg French Toast when Going Nutty at the Lake

Sometimes it rains… And sometimes it rains a lot… And sometimes it rains too damn much. Here’s my list of “36 ThingsView full post »

best chili and cornbread

“Rictusempra” Chili Cook-Off with Gran’s Cornbread

There’s been a focus on cooking in volume these past few weeks, Super Store has become my new friend.  Gone areView full post »

rainbow chard

Diary of a Wimpy Housewife and Market Veggies

I am a wimp, a pushover, a cream puff some might say (Hey, I should make those!)  I’m the person who listens to theView full post »

The Sundress, Edouard Boubat’s “Collioure”, and a Poem

It’s good to give our kitchens a well deserved rest, after all it is the main stay, the work horse if you will,View full post »

An Affair of the Tart ~ Macaroon Strawberry Tart

Yes, I’ll admit it – I cheated on my “no sugar diet”.  In my defense, I really was quite cognizant of thatView full post »

Dinner Party Post Continues with Part Two: Toohsday and a Fresh Market Beet Salad

Tao of Toohsday: “Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully. “Yes,”said Piglet,View full post »

Cedar Planked Potatoes

“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain…

….tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.”View full post »

Groats, Oats and Lakeside Porches

In the summer, I love to slip out from under the covers long before everyone else wakes up.  This is a must for meView full post »

Simple… and Sweet! Springtime Oven Roasted Veggies

We went on an awesome 16 km bike ride today, straight up and straight back down again.  “Hey!  Maybe I couldView full post »

Strawberry Salad

Day One ~ Headache and a Tiny Slip Up ~ Strawberry Salad

Clearly my level of sugar consumption had gotten completely out of hand… resulting in a whopping day long, dullView full post »

Bidding a Fond Farewell to Sugar

LAKESIDE ALERT… the newest guest to be welcomed into our lakeside home has abstained from sugar for 2 1/2 monthsView full post »

Reader Rock Gardens

A Girl’s Gotta Dream ~ Reader Rock Gardens

I think communities today have it backwards… increasingly immense houses are being erected on pint-sized lots.View full post »