Monthly Archives: March 2009

blueberry crumb cake

After several days of sitting with DD as she has not been feeling well, I decided to make a cake this afternoon. Needed a change of pace! I tried Blueberry Crumb Cake from Dorie Greenspans’s book Baking: from My Home to Yours. The recipe was easy to follow. The crumb topping, when cooked, was more […]

saturday yard work

We spent a lot of time outside on Saturday. One of the big jobs was burning the brush pile. With 3.5 acres to groom, we can accumulate a lot of debris over a season. Some goes to the mulch pile, but branches go to the brush pile. I wish I’d taken a picture of it […]

menu plan monday ~ march 23, 2009

We’re starting the week with a sick girl in the house, so I’m not sure how the menu will work out as the week goes on. Depends on how sick she stays for how long. Monday chicken and noodles green salad biscuits Tuesday sauteed sea scallops stuffed with basil cheese tortellini peas spinach salad with […]

views from the east porch

For the past few days, I have been sitting in the recliner with my leg up. I have recurring troubles with swelling. Better now. But, sad to say, I wasn’t able to get outside at all on Wednesday when the weather was wonderful. Hopefully, tomorrow. We’ll see. But on Monday, DD and I sat on […]

kitchen helper

My old mixer bit the dust, so I bought a new one. Heavier duty model in a lovely cornflower blue. Love it! (Shopping amazon is so easy!) In this pic, it’s ready for the first batch of bread I made in it. I’m looking forward to trying lots of new recipes! If I just had […]

irish soda bread scones

I found the recipe for Festive Irish Soda Bread Scones at Creative Loafing. That recipe was adapted from Irish Soda Scones at The Joy of Baking. Irish Soda Bread Scones I cut it to make 12 scones. 3 cups unbleached flour 1/4 cup oats (I ground them in my coffee grinder.) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are links to a few St. Patrick’s Day treats. It’s not too late to give ’em a try. Over at Once Upon a Dream, you will find the directions for these cute shamrocks. Creative Loafing has a recipe for Festive Irish Soda Bread Scones. An easy recipe. I am going to give it a […]

goodbye winter…hello spring

This morning, from the kitchen window, I could see that the apricot trees had burst into bloom overnight. I could smell them from the back door. And just outside the back door, the row of daffodils has suddenly blossomed. The star magnolia is another bloom with a wonderful scent. Such a beautiful blossom. Last year, […]

menu plan monday ~ march 16, 2009

DD#3 has her last volleyball games of the season this week, and our second daughter is home for spring break, so the menu reflects both. Some quick meals and some of DD’s favorites. Monday ham / turkey sandwiches on homemade rolls celery / carrots Tuesday potato / sausage soup Wednesday enchiladas grapes tortilla chips Thursday […]

grilled asparagus

This recipe for grilled asparagus worked well under the broiler. We enjoyed this a few weeks ago when it was way too cold for grilling out. 1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed Marinade ingredients: 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon black […]