As much as I love fresh summer corn—and that is a lot, I love having leftover corn. I use it for soups and fritters, and this year I’m going to try freezing some. I am pretty much trying to corner the market on corn here in Philadelphia. Last week I (somehow) ended up with an […]

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  • September 4, 2015 - 8:29 am

    John - That recipe for sour cream waffles sounds like one I must try soon! Brilliant!ReplyCancel

I spent most of Saturday slaving over a hot stove, and much of Saturday evening cleaning up from the mess I made after a day of canning. Based on the state of my kitchen you might think I made about twenty things when in fact I made two. I made a batch of the tomato jam I […]

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  • August 31, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Seems a fruitful weekend Nancy. Though I’m not the envious type,I have to admit I’ve been wanting to get to tomato jam for a long time still to no avail, though I’ve plenty of canned roasted tomatoes from the garden. I do know what you mean about how it all cooks down to smaller volumes once all done. Peach butter, yum. I’ve used my softened peaches for another choice. The more I cook, the more there is to prepare… and the dishes keep coming.ReplyCancel

I don’t mean to complain or anything, but this isn’t easy, and sometimes, especially on Sundays I can feel like I’m up against the wall. I try to do a lot of the cooking for my posts on the weekends, and when things don’t go as planned I feel the pressure. This past one was a weekend […]

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  • August 24, 2015 - 8:05 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - One of those days… hope you have a better week ahead NancyReplyCancel

    • August 24, 2015 - 8:46 am

      nrlowell@comcast.net - Peggy, the worst part was that I brought it all on myself!ReplyCancel

There are still people who use margarine rather than butter, and what you do in your own home is certainly your business, but when I go to a restaurant, and I include any place that serves food in exchange for money in that category I expect the real deal. Not so long ago I met […]

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  • August 21, 2015 - 12:59 pm

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Hell Yeah, and don’t forget the Miracle Whip.ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    Farin - I think it has a lot to do with what you were raised with. I grew up with margarine and powder dairy creamer for coffee (not that I had any coffee at that age)…… AND we owned a dairy farm. You would think we’d be pretty picky. But I grew up with that as it was cheaper and we weren’t exactly foodies who could tell the difference enough to care.

    Now, it unsalted butter and whole milk in coffee. I can settle for powder creamer or margarine, but my husband never had it growing up and can’t stand it. Crazy how our upbringing can influence these things.ReplyCancel

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