Cherry Galettes goes askew

I made a pear galette back two weekends ago with pears from my tree. My husband dug it out of the freezer and devoured it in 2 days then requested another. This week there were Rainier cherries at the grocery store. So I decided I’d make a couple cherry galettes. Same recipe for the crust, …


Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Herbs

So one of my favorite things to make when I have a little extra time is Roasted Spatchcocked Chicken with Herbs. What herbs I use depends on what I have in my garden and at my disposal.
This year I have a plethora or herbs at my disposal including


If you’re looking for a recipe to follow …


Summer CSA Box Week 6

This week’s CSA box arrived and had the following

Bell Pepper
Banana Pepper
Micro Greens
Sweet Corn

We got a huge bunch of banana peppers in this week’s box that I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with. I’m wondering I can make banana pepper poppers with them since the jalapeno poppers turned out so well. The problem …


Homemade Pizza Grilled or Baked

So when I was visiting friends last week, I convinced them to try a pizza experiment and make a pair of pizzas. One on the grill and another in the oven. I’ve made homemade pizza quite a few times but I typically bake it in the oven. However, with the summer in full force, using …


Lemon Meringue Pie

My grandmother was a baked good goddess and luckily she shared all her recipes with me before she passed away. As a result, I can make all of the favorites which she made for family events. Some are regulars at my house like baklava and apple pie. However, others I don’t often make because I’m …


OMG Pears again

It is that time of the year again. The time when my pear tree produces an insane number of pears. Last year the crop was small, about 80 pears. Unfortunately, this year the tree produced more than double that number. 170 pears in total. So I need a way to use them up.
Previous years I’ve …


CSA Week 4

This week’s CSA box contained

bell peppers

Many of the tomatoes that came in this week’s box were in serious need of help. So I’m thinking that I should peel and crush them to make a tomato sauce from scratch. That means boiling water and dunking the tomatoes then icing them. This makes the skins start to …


Jalapeno Poppers

I’ve gotten an insane number of jalapenos in my CSA box over the course of the last couple weeks. Nearly a dozen and a half. I used some for salsa but I needed a more effective way to use them up. So I decide to make Jalapeno poppers based on a recipe I found on …


Peach Pie

Another staple of the CSA box has been peaches and we’ve accumulated more than a few to eat or use. I need to reduce the number I have on hand so I thought about making a peach crisp but didn’t have the time. Instead my spouse decided to make a peach pie since he is …