Looking at the world from my small rural acres in the Blue Ridge.

Recipes

Split Pea Soup – Winter’s Comfort Food

Split Pea Soup – Winter’s Comfort Food

My Split Pea Soup was inspired by Andersen’s Restaurant, Solvang, California, c. 1952 When I was a little girl in the early 1950s it took almost 18 hours to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Highway 101. My mother and stepfather made this […]

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide:  . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide: . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

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4th of July Homemade Hot Dog Buns

4th of July Homemade Hot Dog Buns

  I really like a good hot dog!  Way back when I lived in Los Angeles I had all the routes to Pinks Hot Dogs on La Brea Boulevard memorized.   My favorite was a kosher dog loaded with chili, sauerkraut, onion, and sweet pickle relish.  […]

www.Beyond the Flavor does me proud!

www.Beyond the Flavor does me proud!

After spending a most companionable morning full of laughter and good food the three creators of Beyond the Flavor published a very kind article about me.  Please visit www.beyondtheflavor.com to see it and the rest of the folks they profile.  

Homemade winter mincemeat from historic recipes; bear, venison, and pigs feet

Homemade winter mincemeat from historic recipes; bear, venison, and pigs feet

There was a wonderful madness in my kitchen as eight friends and family joined me this last Sunday to make mincemeat from historic recipes.  Both the bear and the venison were contributed by the Great Hunter (Jackson Landers) for which we offer our deepest appreciation.  […]