Last weekend was opening day at my favorite farmer’s market in our area. I have been excited about this for weeks! Even though the day was gloomy, and we had a time limit because I had to work at my husband’s winery tasting room later that day, I was giddy, running around with a big … Continue reading How to Get the Most out of Your Farmer’s Market
I am happy to report that Easter went off without a hitch! No kitchen disasters, no grumpy guests. Good food and good company and lots and lots of eggs. I wanted to have as much done ahead of time as possible so I could enjoy the day with my guests. As far as I’m concerned, … Continue reading Easter Feast – Success in the Details
Because I regularly keep my kitchen stocked, if I’m really trying to be frugal, I could probably live off of my pantry alone for a few weeks. That would get pretty bland, so most of my grocery shopping consists of adding in fresh produce and some seafood, eggs, cheese, or bread to the mix. If … Continue reading Kitchen Staples: A Well-Stocked Pantry
I love meal planning for a number of reasons: 1) It’s a lot harder to tempt yourself with indulgences and junky fast food when you’ve already got a game plan and your ingredients handy. 2) It makes you more thoughtful about the food you cook. 3) It helps you maximize your ingredients. 4) It’s less … Continue reading Meal Planning Rules!
It has been snowing a lot this year—well, okay, a lot for Maryland—and I am more than ready for spring. With the few warm days we’ve had in the last week, and a few tiny yellow flower buds popping up in our yard, my mind is already on Easter—it’s coming up early this year (March … Continue reading Looking Ahead: Easter