Thanksgiving Prep 101

          It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and I have a houseful coming. All’s calm…for now. But it means I have lots to do today, and those tasks are all about preparation. I’ve catered many events and gatherings, and learned along the way that anything that can be done beforehand needs to be done beforehand. I have…

Old Fashioned Applesauce

This time-saving technique needs no update, it is already perfect! When we lived in the cabin in the woods in the mountains, the edge of the property carried a small stand of extremely old apple trees. More dead wood than live, and shrunken in stature, the trees had seen more glorious days. However, every few…

My Favorite Cookbooks

At least, my favorite cookbooks, today… I live with many cookbooks, and my favorites change now and then. But there are a few classics I refer to time and time again. Many of these are oldies but goodies, my vintage treasures, but some are new and I think they’ll be around for a while. Of course,…

Creating Kitchen Magic

The magic of cooking and feeding ourselves can happen with a well-equipped modern kitchen, an ill-equipped apartment kitchen, a hotplate, or even a campfire. It makes no difference. All you need is a desire to feed people and a heat source! My first kitchen way back at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius was…