Air Fryers

With Thanksgiving and Christmas now upon us, we all need to try to eat as healthily as possible. The US diet generally involves a fair amount of fried foods and baked goods in various forms and this season is prolific for both. One solution that allows us to continue to eat these foods while cutting…

Cooking from scratch

You can see that I am fairly passionate about what kind of food we eat. Not solely because I like to have control over what we are actually eating and to try and ensure that it is as healthy as possible, but also to avoid all the nasty add-ons that pre-prepared foods have in them…

GingerBread

One of my favourite things about Christmas time is ginger bread, or anything with nutmeg in it! I have not made any for years though, so when I signed up to bake something as a thank you to the teaching staff at our son’s new school I figured I would give it a try. I…

First snow came early!

We were expecting snow on Saturday, hence the sawing of logs yesterday. However, when we woke this morning there was a light covering of white over everything. The horse was very confused. He’d been closed in the stable overnight, so had not noticed the snow, but when the top stable door was opened this morning,…

Getting ready for the first snow

We are due our first snow of the winter on Saturday, so I spent an hour or so this morning gathering kindling and sawing the larger branches (1-3″ diameter) into fire sized pieces. Yes, I actually hand sawed the branches myself! In lieu of the gym today, LOL. Aiming to be strong enough to split…

I know it’s a little early, but I just love Christmas…

Christmas is a time for giving so I am giving to you one of my favorite seasonal recipes – Florentines! I quote from the recipe’s author, Delia Smith, a fabulous English baker, chef and cookbook author: “If there was such a thing as a prize for the very best biscuit in the world, one bite…

Cookware choices

Does the cookware we use affect the taste and/or quality of our food? Undoubtedly, yes! Particularly when you think about the traditional cast iron ware. Not only does it change the taste slightly, (for the better, in my view) it also gives the food traces of actual iron – which is incredibly useful as iron…

First knitting project

  My son picked this delightful orange yarn on our last trip to England in the summer. I promised him a scarf for winter(!) So, I should probably have used larger needles and/or a looser stitch. Doing it this way was taking me forever, hence the adaptation from scarf to snood:-) It turned out just…