• One Tomato, Two Tomato

    October 11, 2012

    I am in thrall to my two humble tomato plants that have bore generous scarlet fruit this season. I finally made some room in my front yard for my first tomato plants! I get a crazy amount of joy watching each green firm fruit turn into a blushing sweet mini-meal. The deeply ridged, double-wides...

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    Peppery Pickles

    August 11, 2012

    I have jumped on the preserving bandwagon. I want to can, jam, dry, freeze all the produce I can get my hands on. However, reality outstripped my ambitions, and I started modestly with some refrigerator pickles. Easy, spicy, crispy and just an afternoon in the kitchen. Food preservation was part and parcel of my...

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    Lemony Buttermilk Bundts

    February 2, 2012

    February’s Valentine’s Day calls for simple gifts – chocolate, flowers, a gemstone or two, a book of poetry, some finery and a sweet morsel or two. These Buttermilk cakes with a sweet-tart lemon curd filling fit the bill. A package big enough to share and small enough to keep to yourself. I love chocolate...

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    Sweet Onion Jam

    January 19, 2012

    I am taking refuge from the rain at my stove with my first post to Pipelette. Pipelette is French for chatterbox … I am going to chat with you about food as gift — making food to share, a hostess gift, a Christmas present, a cheer-up for a friend, a care package or dinner...

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