apple butter oatmeal cookies

  There is nothing less satisfying than using up a jar of homemade canned jam, fruit butter, chutney, pickle. You might think the dearest satisfaction comes from the process of canning – and yes, it is second on the list … Continued






a fruitful romance: cranberry quince spread

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  Thanksgiving, I see you! And I’m coming ready, with a delicious condiment. Tasting of the tart cranberries, honeyed floral quince, and ginger snap. Colored a most beautiful hue and smooth, spreading gorgeously on a whole grain bread, topped with … Continued






roasted winter squash & seed salad

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After all that Dijon bechamel and many savory pies, fancy macaroni and cheese [for an outside project] and chocolate chip cookies, the weekend needed some vegetables. Like, now And when Saturday night rolled around. I took one look at the … Continued






beer crispy treats

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I still remember the scene. It was the evening, because my father was home and cooking for the market. There was a giant pot of chickpeas on the back eye, simmering from dry, crunchy pellets to creamy goodness that would … Continued