The Battle of the Beets

The battle of the beets — the confrontation of the carrots — and the agony of asparagus. Who wins in the Farmer’s Market Match Up? The customer of course. I love going to farmer’s markets. When I was growing up I’d spend the summers with my grandparents who lived outside the coal mining town of Continue Reading

Sun Baked Pastry Shop

Open the door and the scents of vanilla, cinnamon and apple beckon you inside. Lots of different selections but not overwhelmingly so. When I arrived three different quiches vied for my attention. I finally chose a slice of the sausage, onion with Gruyere cheese. The crust was tender, flakey and ever so slightly sweet. Leanne Continue Reading

Yummy Broccoli Soup

It’s cold outside, well for us 40 degrees is cold. So what’s better to warm you up on a nippy winter afternoon? Creamy broccoli soup. Now you could make this with frozen broccoli but the fresh broccoli makes a better soup. It’s an easy recipe — no really — and quick. Dice an onion. Saute Continue Reading