Monthly Archives: July 2012

Whole Wheat Nutella Cookies

When I was a junior in college, I decided I wanted to major in biology.  Yep– junior year.  Better late than never, right?  Fortunately, I’d already taken all of my required courses, and I had half of about three different … Continue reading

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler

Here’s the thing about avoiding oven use during the summer: I just can’t do it.  Oh, oven, I can’t stay mad at you!  I can, however, stay mad at upper-90 degree temperatures.  I’m convinced that summer is only fun for … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints for Hard Times

Ever have a time when nothing in life seems to go right?  When things just refuse to change, despite your best efforts?  Me too.  Here’s what I suggest in times like these. One. Try to find about five minutes at home … Continue reading

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Notes on Sugar’s Big Fat Failure

We’re going to change the pace with today’s installment and talk about a recent evening in the kitchen that ended nicely, but first went very, very poorly.  As is the case with most food blogs, all the photo editing and … Continue reading

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Homemade Dill and Garlic Pickles

I’m sure this is true for everyone, but I’ve lately noticed that there’s really no rhyme or reason in how I determine which things I like and which things I don’t.  Take music, for instance.  I was listening to one … Continue reading

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Fried Okra

You probably wouldn’t guess it, given my obvious enthusiasm about life in a city about 1,000 miles away from all my family, but I was an incurable homebody when I was younger. The occasional sleepover at a friend’s house was … Continue reading

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Adventures in CSA Cooking

As I mentioned in last week’s throw-together post, I have a lot of veggies coming my way this summer, thanks to a membership in the Red Fire Farm CSA.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which makes the phase “CSA … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Lemon Cream Parfaits

                              How can I put this without sounding like a broken record?  Ahhh… maybe I should just come out with it:  it’s hot out there.  It … Continue reading

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