The past week or two have really shown that fall is coming in full swing. I never liked fall as a kid because it meant that winter was coming. As I got older, I began to appreciate all that it brought with it and now this time of year (mid August and beginning of September) is extremely nostalgic and always full of promise. 1. Canning. … Continue reading Friday 5: Fall
So I have absolutely NO idea where the past week has gone. Okay, so maybe I do. I’m just not sure how it happened so fast (aside from 25 hours worth of work put in between Sunday morning and Monday evening- hey, I’m starting to sound like a farmer! –even though none of that was farm work!) I want to write more frequently, both to share more … Continue reading Friday 5: Vacation Day!
We like to eat tacos. A lot of tacos. It started as a love for the flavor profile and became one of our go-to quick dinners. All it takes is a pot of rice, some meat (thinly sliced leftover pork chops make great tacos!) or shrimp, and some sautéed veggies. Add some salsa, avocado (or if you have some time, some guacamole), and some sour … Continue reading Bacon-Cooked Pinto Beans
Lou Bear, Today you are a year old! I can’t begin to describe the transformation Ive gone through in the past year thanks to you. When you came home with us, I wasn’t sure I was really thrilled about the idea of having a dog, let alone one in the house with us. Over the past 10 months we’ve had you, I’ve gone from being okay … Continue reading Happy Birthday Luigi!
Peppers are plentiful here. Bells, sweet, hot (and hopefully soon some super hot peppers too!). Peppers can help bring any dish to an exciting new level. We like to keep some of these seasoned pepper rings on hand – they make a flavorful addition to pizza, pastas, sandwiches, burgers….or are just great to enjoy on crackers! They are a quick and easy recipe and can easily be adapted … Continue reading Seasoned Pepper Rings Recipe