Category Archives: Recipes

Beal’s Pickles N Pints

Do  you like pickles?  Do you like beer?  Beal’s Pickles N Pints in Willoughby is where the two collide, in the best possible way!  You can read my review of Beal’s in my post for the Lake County Visitors Bureau … Continue reading

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Pantry Dinner in a Flash-Smoked Pork Chili

Some days as I drive home from work, my brain starts spinning with dinner possibilities.  I don’t cook every night and I am a big believer in cooking a big batch of most meals and freezing them for the future. … Continue reading

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I scream you scream we all scream for …..

Make your own low fat low, sugar ice cream with peaches and pecans. Continue reading

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Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes

  This week I had just a small handfull of green beans in my CSA box and LOTS of tomatoes.  I’ve been making the standard country dish of green beans/new potatoes/onions/ham all summer and was ready for something different.  I … Continue reading

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Why you say, they are right there on the grocer’s shelf, multiple flavors, frosted AND unfrosted.  Chalk it up to a cold, snowy day and a burning desire to try something new.  Also, a jar of Nutella was just sitting … Continue reading

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Blank … with books

… that’s how my brain feels these days.  Trying to come up with ideas for posts and they are just not there.  I haven’t even been out with my camera lately.  I blame it partly on these “dark days” of … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash 1. Noun. Any of various plants of the species Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata producing squashes that have hard rinds and mature in the fall. I welcome the arrival of winter squash season – no more pesky zucchinis … Continue reading

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A Market in the Country

Last Saturday we spent a pleasant few hours at the grand opening of a new market managed by a friend of ours.  It’s a lovely market in a beautiful setting,  located on a ridge on Route 84 between Perry and Madison, Ohio, not too far south of  Lake Erie.   There … Continue reading

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Can you …. Can?

  It started with the grapes.  The beautiful, luscious Concord grapes that show up at local farmstands in late summer, early autumn.  So tempting, so delicious, so hard to eat them all before they start to go bad! One of … Continue reading

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Concord Grape Focaccia

Concord grapes are one of the wonderful foods that late summer brings.   A farmstand up the road from me always has a few quarts this time of year and I usually get one just to eat.  The taste takes me back … Continue reading

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