Cilantro swirled mashed potatoes are an easy and beautiful side dish that doesn’t take long to make.
I don’t know about you but my family has a mashed potato addiction and intervention is not totally unthinkable. I can make ten pounds of mashed potatoes as a side dish and they will evaporate the instant the bowl hits the table — it’s magical I tell ya. Continue reading
Nearly everyone likes applesauce. For most of us it is one of the first flavors we ever had in our mouths after breast milk or formula. And, if you want to get a real scent of autumn in your house all you need to do is begin a batch of applesauce simmering on the stove; pretty soon the whole house smells better than a Yankee Candle.
Making applesauce is something that few people do anymore. After all, it is quick, cheap, and readily available at the grocery store. That is sad, too. People who never make it will miss out on one of the most comforting scents and flavors ever created. Plus, although some commercial applesauces contain acceptable ingredients you had better read the label. There can be a host of other ingredients such as: Continue reading
Jeanne is another friend that offered to do a guest post so that I could spend more time with Chris while he was home on leave. She is an amazing gardener, you only have to be on her facebook to see all of the beautiful pictures of flowers and produce she takes daily.
I think you will enjoy this peek into her life….Marye
This past weekend, we sampled the first of the Yukon gold potatoes grown not 30 feet from my kitchen doorstep. It’s been a dream of mine to grow as much fresh, organic produce as possible, and our garden continues to surprise and delight us with what it can, and cannot, produce.
This year’s experimental crop includes potatoes. I’ve never grown potatoes before, but with guidance from my neighbor (whose nickname is “the Potato King”) and a generous sack of both Yukon gold seed potatoes and sulfur, off I went this spring and planted potatoes. Continue reading
Sometimes I post things that make me think, What are you doing? They will think you have lost your mind! And then I remember that everyone thinks that anyway…
Carrot puree is highly underrated in my opinion. It should rate right up there with mashed potatoes but for some reason it isn’t. Truth be told, I like it better than mashed potatoes. It’s rich, creamy, and flavorful and it can be cute on the plate if you spend a few minutes with it.
I know.. It is lame…But I think stuff like this is too cute. Continue reading