Category: Home Cooking

Closer To Homemade: Chicken Noodle Soup

There are a lot of reasons why people don’t cook, but the reasons I hear most often are related to three big factors: Time. Cost. Ability. Currently, there is also a cultural obsession with perfection, and being The Best at All The Things, including cooking. Being the best at cooking supposedly requires making everything from ...

How To Pick Out Fruit (new chart from Shari’s Berries)

While I am in the midst of a blog redesign, please take a look at this new chart Shari’s Berries has shared with me via email. It offers useful advice on how to pick out fresh fruit at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Julissa, Community Outreach for Shari’s Berries, writes: “Whether you’re shopping for ...

The Husband Cooked Blue Apron: Review

Well, that was an interesting month. Back to work. Recently I received an offer from Blue Apron in the mail, a discount on my first order, to entice me to try the meal delivery service. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for the blog for a while, so I placed my first order, assigning ...

Slow Food International Menu For Change Photo Roundup

The last time you heard from me, I mentioned I was participating in a Slow Food International challenge. The challenge was to cook two meals a week, for three weeks, using ingredients from within a 200-mile radius of my home. I’ve been sharing photos of these meals on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but in case ...

Strawberry-Rhubarb-Ginger Jam

It’s about three weeks until our first CSA pickup for the season, and probably only two weeks until the pick-your-own strawberry patches open up, so I took the plunge and used the last bag of frozen strawberries, with the handful of rhubarb stalks I harvested from the backyard this week, and made some jam. As I have mentioned ...

Using What You’ve Learned: Eating As Locally As You Choose

If you have spent some time with the seasonal fruits chart from Shari’s Berries, you have probably noticed that, according to the chart, most fruits are in season most of the time, somewhere. It’s that SOMEWHERE that is the important point. Let me explain. I commented on the chart’s inclusion of strawberries as an early ...

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Seasonal Fruits Chart (Thanks, Shari’s Berries!)

An email from Shari’s Berries Community Outreach offered this fantastic seasonal fruits chart. Not only is it extensive and informative, it is also great to look at if you are still only looking at snow, snow, and more snow outside your window. Click on the link to read the blog post featuring this chart, to get ...