3 Pans

Over the years I have come to realize that I really only need a few pans to cook 95% of the food I prepare. More than a few makes it easier for multiple dishes but 3 basic pieces of cookware will do almost everything. I used to be a cast iron fan and I still…

Aphids… we got aphids

Pests such as aphids are nuisances but natural remedies will emerge if you resist the urge to spray and treat your garden with chemicals and organic treatments.

Rendering Lard

Lard is an exceptional fat prized in traditional recipes and pastries. This method produces a nearly odorless lard as a byproduct of cooking bacon.

Craft Brewers Rejoice – Garden Hops

Growing hops in your garden is easy and fun. The plants are attractive and produce aromatic flower buds that beneficial insects and humans alike love!

Parmesan Crisps with Goat Cheese

I made these as an apertivo for a dinner we hosted on Wednesday night. Great on their own, we served them with a chilled carrot soup that had a pinch of curry. I highly recommend the pairing. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need a half sheet baking pan lined with Silpat or similar…