Strawberry Moon

June 20, 2016 As I write, a full moon over North America is reaching its peak.  This is not particularly unusual.  However, today is the summer solstice.  The last time a full moon and the summer solstice coincided was 70 years ago.  My parents were not even teenagers.  They are lucky enough to have two…

Inverted Rhubarb Confection

(Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake) I rarely copy and paste newspaper recipes in this blog. However, a number of  events this week conspired to lead me to this wonderful recipe.  First, my mother was overcome with rhubarb envy/appetite upon seeing my enormous dinosaur rhubarb plant. Second, our poodle Peeves was having a birthday (11 years young!) and…

Chiles Rellenos for Two

I absolutely love chiles rellenos.  Today, Mr. Artifact requested them for breakfast.  I have to say, they were superb with an egg and some frijoles de la olla.  Because there were only two of us, I broke down my larger recipe.  Although, these do make quite serviceable leftovers.  I used some roasted Hatch chiles that…

Eggocado Breakfast

  Mr. Artifact had several other suggested names for this breakfast:  Leggo  my cado and other names–some not fit for a family blog. This is a simple egg scramble spooned into an avocado half. Serves 2 1 avocado 2 eggs 1/4 C cream or half and half 1/4 C diced red peppers 1/4 C diced…