Come Saturday Morning: More Songs about Buildings and Food

By: Saturday August 2, 2014 6:45 am

For you vicarious food fans out there: Try the blog of Not Quite Nigella, a lass from Down Under.


Sunday Food: Lard!

By: Sunday July 6, 2014 3:45 pm

Is lard healthy or unhealthy? I don’t know. What I do know is that lard was one of the not-so-secret ingredients our parents, grandparents, and so on used to make that wonderfully crisp fried chicken or those oh so flaky biscuits and dinner rolls.

Friday Food for the Fourth

By: Friday July 4, 2014 8:12 am

I myself am not hosting a picnic, I’ll be collecting neighborhood cheeseburgers later this afternoon, but I came across this tasty looking vegetable platter I thought you guys would like: A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’ Miso-Butter Grilled Veggies with Basil-Mint Pesto.

Food Sunday: Birthday Dinners

By: Sunday June 8, 2014 3:01 pm

What is your ultimate birthday meal? Do you have to prepare it yourself or does your significant other shoo you out of the kitchen and do it for you? What’s your dessert?

Come Saturday Morning: How To Bread and Fry Catfish

By: Saturday June 7, 2014 6:45 am

One of the things that has defeated me for years has been the proper breading and frying of food. Doesn’t matter what it is — chicken, fish, veggies — I just could never figure out how to fry it properly.

Until now.

Oregon’s GMO Sellout

By: Friday May 23, 2014 12:50 pm

When the headline said that Oregon’s Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber, had signed into law a corporate-backed bill overriding local counties’ ability to regulate their own food systems, Lisa Arkin was shocked.

“I can viscerally remember the day I looked at the headline,” she says. “It was such a deep feeling of disgust and disbelief. I couldn’t believe that any amount of money from outside corporations could convince our elected leaders in Oregon to abandon the democratic process in that way.”

Food Sunday: Mother’s Day Meals

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 12:43 pm

So what was your Mother’s Day special? Did you go out for dinner to a special restaurant or was it home cookin’ all the way? What are your special memories?

Sunday Food: Spring Is Mushrooming

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 4:00 pm

The gardening I’m just taking up is growing mushrooms, and I have the logs here to do it right. I noted that maple is particularly recommended, and have now some spores at work in the first, hole filled, log.

Cannot stop kicking a poor person and succumb to good policy

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 1:30 am

Good luck dodging that virus.

Food Sunday: Spring’s Coming, Do You Know Where Your Garden Is?

By: Sunday March 2, 2014 4:52 pm

As we are watching Winter Storm Titan, the Weather Channel’s latest creation, dump fluffy white stuff where our garden will be, it’s time to begin planting.

The growing season here in NW PA is a tad shorter than it is in N.TX. so we adjust. Some plants won’t produce anything if they’re not started yet, yes, I’m looking at you, tomatoes.

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