We honored the 43 grams of Cranberry Beans harvested by having them for dinner the night of our weighing contest. I wanted to keep the preparation simple to make sure the flavor of these beans would stay the obvious centerpiece and also incorporate the last of this year’s fresh tomatoes that had just reached a… Read More Honorable Mention Cranberry Bean Recipe
When you think about beans what comes to mind? Do you imagine fresh green beans? Or perhaps a bowl of warmed canned baked beans or a bowl of chili? Until about 6 years ago, if I thought of making a dish with dried beans I would go to the pantry and chose a store bought,… Read More Weigh to Find a Better Bean
The “Pine Cone” was featured in a Diamond Brand Almond print advertisement, which my maternal grandmother cut out and saved. Madine Schmid was the first to make it in our family. I recall it being made often by my mother nearly 30 years ago where she frequently made it for customers of her small catering… Read More The Holiday Pinecone
If you live in the Pacific Northwest or other northern climate and you grow tomatoes in your garden you will have likely asked yourself this question, “What do I do with all these green and half ripe tomatoes?” Yesterday was November 1st, daylight saving time is over. The refrigerated winds and driving rains of winter… Read More What To Do With November Tomatoes
Our 1902 Georgetown house. We are the third owners of this house and have inherited over 100 years of backlogged maintenance. My goal. Make this home last another 100 years.