The longer you steep something, the stronger it will be. Translation: the more you have home cooking in your life, the stronger the priority it will become. There are certain things, that if we want real quality from them we must give them priority—put them up on the top of the list in our life.… Continue reading Infuse home cooking in your life.
A well-stocked pantry creates self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The ability to create simple ingredient meals made with what you have on hand all the time is a very good feeling. Making simple ingredient meals creates a feeling of resourcefulness. Basic pantry cooking should not be boring and it should be comforting. There should always be enough… Continue reading 9 Stock your pantry.
Take me as I am here, but I think food should look like food. It should not be 17 vitamins and minerals enrobed in chocolate. Or, shaken in a can with fiber filling ingredients and protein. I had for many years eaten a nutrition bar and a cup of coffee for breakfast and felt sort… Continue reading 8 Eat food as food.
Compile a book of your own that contains ideas, recipes and pictures. A simple binder filled with plastic-insert pages. Get a set of tabbed plastic pages to organize your book alphabetically. It’s great to have this for easy reference and you can cut out recipes and pictures from magazines to insert into the pages. Post… Continue reading 4 Create an idea book.
It is my understanding that Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, may be doing a Food Stamp Challenge. If that is the case, I have plenty of experience and would like offer some advice and a shopping list that may be useful. Cory Booker is a vegetarian which makes it very easy for… Continue reading For Cory Booker
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. Willa Cather It is winter, after all. It has snowed quite a bit since Wednesday. Last night it snowed about 8 inches. I figured I’d have no problems getting out of my drive-way but, you see, I… Continue reading Winter, Snow and Me
I am not going to do this half-assed.There will be no premade or prepackaged food. No frozen meals to put in the microwave. No cake mixes or bottles of salad dressing. Nothing imitation. No energy bars. Real wholesome food cooked at home. Real food, not quick fixes. Another thing I have been thinking about is… Continue reading Wholesome Rocks!
The law of nature is do the thing and you shall have the power. Ralph Waldo Emerson Once you get to cooking you’ll just start to put good things together.The ritual of the meal will start to fall into place when you start to cook it. Dishes will come down, the table laid, even for… Continue reading It Just Tastes Good
Ah my little postings. Last night I made corn bread in a cast iron skillet as I have been doing for the last five years or so. When my son was growing up I made this frequently, maybe once a week. It was his snack, or breakfast on the run. Cornmeal is one of the… Continue reading Ode to Cornmeal
It’s a lazy Saturday. It snowed this morning and I got up way too early. And as far as food goes, so far, I have eaten typically what I normally eat: Coffee, plenty Oatmeal, steel cut, with Lyles golden syrup(I love this stuff) Lunch: My favorite salad, exactly the same as last night, except huge.… Continue reading Food from Home