S’mores Scones

S’mores Scones

I will admit, chopping chocolate bars, quartering jumbo marshmallows and crushing graham crackers are not on the list of breakfast-making activities I ever imagined I would be checking off at 8 o’clock in the morning. But, with that first sticky, gooey, chocolatey bite – s’mores 

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

3-Bean ((NO-PEEK)) Soup Meets Orcas Island

I took a little break from the blog — I both missed it and enjoyed it all at the same time. While the blog was quiet, life was very full. We took a 16 day trip to my most favorite place in the world :: 

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

The story of how a blueberry and a brownie met… On the way to the Anacortes Ferry there is the most delightful outdoor market. I first discovered this market on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on 

Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Thanks to a wild ((or at the very least aged, unfettered & prolific)) plum tree and the kind-hearted generosity of my friend, Orcas Island potter, Mr. Weatherman, I have the pleasure of sharing this simple sour plum streusel. I went to visit Mr. Weatherman and his Olga 

Easy 5-Ingredient Heirloom Tomato & White Cheddar Farmhouse Pie

Easy 5-Ingredient Heirloom Tomato & White Cheddar Farmhouse Pie

There is nothing quite as tasty as a perfectly ripe garden tomato. I am tickled to say my garden is currently popping out some of the tastiest, acidic, slightly sweet tomatoes I have ever tasted. They are perfect with a pinch of salt and a 

Black Walnut & Pecan Pralines

Black Walnut & Pecan Pralines

I made these pralines with the sole intention of putting a smile

Dean Fearing’s Cheese Croutons

Dean Fearing’s Cheese Croutons

You ay have noticed that I have been doing a lot of summer reading lately! A few good books, but mostly vintage cookbooks like my current favorites – Baking with Julia, German Baking and Cooking and the cookbook this recipe came from – Dean Fearing’s 

Becoming Julia pt. 2 + Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Becoming Julia pt. 2 + Cinnamon Sugar Scones

A few years ago, I hit the “estate sale jackpot” when I came across an estate sale at the home of a former Home Economics instructor, cookbook author & culinary whiz – Mrs. Sullivan. The moment I walked into the living room,

Julia’s Biscuits

Julia’s Biscuits

Julia Child that is – one of my all-time kitchen faves. I used to watch Julia back when the real world only had access to 6 channels :: 4, 5, 9, 13, 25 & 43. Between Julia and Bob ((please tell me you know about Bob Ross)), 

German Biscuits – a VERY vintage ((and equally delicious)) recipe

German Biscuits – a VERY vintage ((and equally delicious)) recipe

One of my favorite things?? — vintage cookbooks! I have a pretty extensive collection, thanks to one of my other favorite things — estate saling. ((PS did you know there is a whole mass of people wondering what’s the correct spelling for garage/estate saling — 

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

The last time I made this recipe, I made it for David’s grandpa – Ken. The truth of the matter is, he’s my grandpa too. I just love him. He loves many things; outdoors, hard work, hunting, but his most treasured possession is family. He 

Oven Roasted Green Beans Tossed in Sweet & Spicy Mustard

Oven Roasted Green Beans Tossed in Sweet & Spicy Mustard

Fresh green beans are probably my most favorite side ((except for mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried zucchini, sliced fresh tomatoes, Mexican creamed corn… hmm, no wonder I write a food blog. The struggle — it’s real.)) Well, even though I do have a long list