And we’re back! Start the Summer off with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam!

Hello lovely foodies, friends, and readers! I’m sorry I’ve been away from all of this for so long – the good news is that I’ve been busy doing other things like performing! I have still been cooking and slowly working on changing my habits. Much as I love Julia Child, she hasn’t been doing great … Continue reading

Homemade Marshmallows

Guys….These are perfection. Not to mention they’re super easy – sure they take a little over an hour, but most of that time is inactive where you can go and, say, watch Say Yes to the Dress with your girls Miss Em and Miss L…hypothetically…..In all stages of the game, though, be prepared to get … Continue reading

Real, slow cooked Ragu and fresh pasta!

That’s right – the Boy got me a pasta machine! AND cooked all day yesterday for my late birthday dinner with some friends making the most delicious ragu I’ve ever tasted. Ever. (AND got me a culinary torch with a butane refill). Is he the best or what?! Read on for this ultimate ragu’s recipe … Continue reading

Spinach Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce

Since making my first fresh pasta in Rome I’ve been wanting to make fresh ravioli (not mention the fact that I haven’t had ravioli in a while…). I invited over Miss Em and we worked out our girly aggression on rolling out this hefty pasta dough by hand (still no pasta machine – but my … Continue reading

Blueberries & Cream Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream – what could be more emblematic of summer? Homemade blueberries and cream ice cream! Using up even more of our freshly picked blueberries and playing with our new ice cream maker ball (YAY!) we made the most delicious ice cream with the tangy punch of lemon flavor on top. I could not … Continue reading

Cheese making leads to pizza…naturally

Ever made cheese before? Because you should! The lovely Batt Girl is a well experienced cheesemaker so she, Frau, and I decided to not only make cheese, but then use it for pizza! The only things we didn’t make (or grow) on this pizza were the sauce, the mushrooms, and the tomatoes (and only because … Continue reading

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