How to Elevate Your Next Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who doesn't love a good grilled cheese sandwich?  Delicious melting gooey cheese, and crispy bread.  But it can be so much more! This cool, frosty morning I made grilled ham and cheese for breakfast (we eat BLT's for breakfast too - I know, it's strange!). Here's some tips and ideas to make your next grilled [...]

homemade bread

Making Cast Iron White Bread

Seems like almost every magazine in the couple years features an article about  bread made in 5 minute a day, rising slowly overnight, and baked the following day, often in a cast iron pot.  I like making yeast breads .  I like the calm repetitive motions of kneading bread dough, and the small of bread [...]

huckleberries

How to Blueberry (Huckleberry) in the Adirondacks

July and August means wild blueberries - what my mother would call huckleberries- and here in the Adirondacks where our soil is sandy and acidic, blueberries love it. We have these wild bushes all over our property.  I took an hour yesterday to go gather a quart. Only a quart in an hour, you say? [...]

buying in large quantities

13 Things to Buy in Bulk

I only go to a big box store or Walmart a few times a year, and when I do I stock up in bulk on some items.  I also have found I can order some things on Amazon  Prime cheaper in bulk, then buying from my local market.  And I don't even spend money on [...]

12 Kitchen Safety Tips for Handling Poultry

It's summer and barbecue time, and let's face it, chicken goes on the grill right behind hamburgers and hot dogs.  Chicken, however, is not as safe to handle as beef (although beef certainly can carry bacteria as well, and most of the same rules apply to other eat besides chicken).  So here are some tips [...]