I enjoy spices. In another life, which would involve a certainty of more taxes, red tape, leases and the not entirely remote possibility of bankruptcy…as these brick and mortar things often do, I will own a spice shop. So it is a short lived fantasy that ends in despair but the shelves will be …click to continue Cajun Spice Mix…great for black bean soup
If there is a stove, and if there is a washing machine, I am not truly on vacation. I’m merely doing my thing somewhere else. Yet, getting out of your day-to-day environment gives you perspective. And it keeps you from doing all, or enough, of the mundane tasks of a typical day, so that …click to continue Of Mountains and Marmalade
Ketchup. This is one of the recipes that I needed to make because I think it is something handy for my kitchen. It is a self-sufficiency recipe.
Ketchup is funny. It packs a lot of baggage for a condiment. For one thing, it is just about the simplest condiment to be found, and also …click to continue Easy Homemade Ketchup Recipe
You have to have a few tricks up your sleeve. You have to have some magic shortcuts in the pantry. Because you, one day, will come running around the dining room table in a mad search for someone’s swimming goggles and kick a chair with your pinkie toe and look down to find it …click to continue Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix
Curry is a mystery to me. It is not one of my native foods, so to speak. I don’t think I ordered a meal containing curry until I was in my 30′s, and I surely never cooked with it. It was simply not in my view. My mother-in-law used to mix bottled curry powder …click to continue Curry Chickpeas & Polenta