How to Split a Pea

Yes, you can make dried split peas from your fresh homegrown peas. Here’s how to do it and a lesson as to why not.

Cheese Crumble

The best thing about the morning was a crumble of cheese.

Humble, Tasty, Big Bread

I just returned from a trip to Japan. While you would expect me to come back laden with sushi and ramen recipes tucked away for experimentation, I was most intrigued by the bread.

Fava rite Hummus

Why make hummus with canned garbanzos when you can spend five times the effort to make it with fresh favas?
Because it’s waaaaay better!

Misgebotten Recipes

The Malapropped Misgebotten goose provides inspiration from old family recipes.

Pacific Wrenovations

The wrens have returned, and they love the bird house gourds we’ve put up for them.  We surrounded our outdoor seating area with gourds in order to get Nature’s surround-sound. Each gourd has a 2 inch or so sized bird hole angled toward the top, and the gourd secured to a limb or trunk. From…

Signature

In appreciation of a lovely collection of Balzac novels.

Ella’s Outlaw Kumquat Marmalade

  I’ve never met Ella.  She is an in-law of my in-laws.  Does that make her an outlaw? Regardless, she is the sweetest person, and she made it known on Facebook that she was in possession of a bodacious amount of kumquats at her home in Florida, just hanging on the tree waiting to drop…