Molasses Ginger Crisps

What do you do when you’ve got four strangers replacing six windows in your house? If you’re like me, you bake cookies. Lots of cookies. Three months after The Great Hail Storm of Independence Day, we finally got our broken windows replaced. I kept my self busy baking Molasses Ginger Crisps while the guys got…

five senses friday

seeing – the herbs in my potted garden thriving. And yes, I know that I probably shouldn’t allow the garlic chives to flower, but I just couldn’t resist those beautiful little white blossoms.  The bees have been quite fond of them, as well. tasting – the club ciabatta sandwich at The Creperie. Why do sandwiches always…

can, clip, cluck!

I am very lucky to get to work where I work.  Lucky, because I have instant access to information from very smart people. People much smarter than myself. Our Science and Technology Division is hosting a great series of programs in September, Tools for the Self-Sufficient Life. If you live in the Akron area, I…

sweet cherry granita – everyday food challenge

Hot days. So hot. Several of which, we enjoyed with a broken air conditioner at home. PS&BTW, I’m a rather big wimp when it comes to summer and the blazing hot temps. Greg and I like to keep the abode at a nice chilly temperature. Guests normally wrap in blankets and sweaters while we sport…

cranberry velvet fluff

First, let’s start with what this isn’t. It’s not fancy or elegant. In fact, it’s way more Sandra Lee than Martha or Ina. And you know what? That’s ok once in a while. What this is is Cranberry Velvet Fluff. After reading local food writer, Jane Snow’s new cookbook, I found that this dish is…

break time

I’m taking a short break from blogging this week. Please check back next week for all-new posts. And coming up in two weeks, 5 days! 5 desserts! It’s worth the wait.

tomatoes make me smile

A happy assortment of some of the first heirloom tomatoes of the season from my garden. From top to bottom, we have Nayagous, Speckled Roman and Sun Gold. We’ve tasted them all, on salads, except for the speckled. I’m probably going to slice that one for a sandwich. The Sun Golds are amazing.  They are…