photo of baked scones in a cast iron frying pan

Scones!

1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp sugar 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cream Preheat oven to 400* Cut butter into dry mixture. Stir wet ingredients into dry mix. Mix with wooden spoon until just mixed through. D ...

Blender full of fruits and vegetables

Smoothy

This is my staple smoothy recipe. It’s pretty much a blended meal and I make a full blender full, which makes 5 pints (I usually use mason jars, as they are convenient for bringing to work)…

rhubarb-with-grammy

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Cake Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 45 mins Ingredients 1/c cup shortening (or butter) 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 beaten egg 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanila 2 cups flour 1 tsp soda 1 cup sour milk 2 cups rhuba ...

milk and vinegar to make sour milk

Sour milk

Sour milk is, actually, milk that has soured. In my experience, milk that has gone bad should be thrown away, but it hasn't always been so. My great-grandmother generation, and the generations before her, would use sour milk for baking. Before there w ...

several bruschetta on a plate

Bruschetta

Bruschetta Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 10 mins So I made the last bruschetta of the season last week. Fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden, with local garlic and then a local cheese grated on top. It was especially good be ...

pie crust

Pie Crust

Pie Crust I had a chance this weekend to make some pies with my grandma, using my grandfather's mother's recipe. The saying 'easy as pie' has always struck me as odd, because making pies has never seemed all that easy. However, the ingredients are f ...