Crockpot Curry

I’ve been super lazy about cooking lately, but my microwave broke and I haven’t gotten around to getting a new one yet. so this morning I cracked open my cupboard, freezer and the christopher drew by refrigerator and came out with this: 1 16-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed 1 16-ounce can diced roasted tomatoes about a quarter cup of roasted … Read more

My recent hate-hate relationship with cooking

I am really into home food preservation. I have an annually rotating stock of hundreds of jars of canned applesauce, canned pears, apple chutney, tomatillo salsa, jams, jellies, apple butters, tomatoes, tomato sauce and fruit juices. When I worked on a farm and had access to surplus vegetables, I also pressure canned lots of green beans, beets and soups. Every … Read more

Fruity

I was very excited a couple weeks ago when the black raspberries (aka black caps) began to ripen. They sell frozen black raspberries at Trader Joe’s for filthily cheap, but I generally like picking the local ones and, in any case, the local ones seem to have a slightly different and more complex flavor. So, the day after picking a … Read more