Tarragon vinegar is called for in many recipes. Homemade Tarragon Vinegar always on hand, and I make my own using fresh tarragon from my garden. I’m going to say that tarragon is on my list of top 3 favorite herbs. I use it in everything from various beef marinades to fish dishes. So, it should […]
Did you know that chive blossoms are just as flavorful as the chives themselves? Homemade chive blossom vinegar is flavorful and delish! Chive blossoms are so delicious, and often get snipped off when adding chives to a recipe. Why is that? They add the same onion-y flavor as their stems, and are simply stated. Dice […]
What’s stopping you from lighting up a dark corner? I’m sharing one of my favorite DIY’s of all time, and that’s turning a vase into a base. A lamp base, that is.
An easy and rather inexpensive project that gives you that high class, custom look!
Wouldn’t you like to have an herb garden growing right in your kitchen? For me, I love the convenience where I have the herbs right at my fingertips when I’m cooking.
I have a video to show you how to grow an herb garden inside your house! It’s an easy and fun garden activity that takes only minutes to plant!
I have the quickest garden craft to show you! Do you like to age terra cotta pots? Me too! I have the easiest way how to age terra cotta pots that will take less than 10 minutes.
Come on in and let me how you how!
There’s a French restaurant in downtown Poughkeepsie that has the best fried oyster appetizer. The oysters are fried perfectly, nestled over a bell pepper relish and with a dab of garlic aioli over top. Scrumpdelish. It’s the kind of dish that you think about, almost obsessively, until you eat it again. I did muster up the nerve to ask the chef to share the recipe, but natch, he was tight-lipped.
After testing fried oyster recipes, I figured out the secret to frying oysters perfectly is combining flours, and perfecting fry time. And, I have perfected this favored fried oyster appetizer, and perhaps, I’ve perfected the recipe even better than I recalled. Here is the secret to frying oysters perfectly!
If you ever venture into our pantry, you may notice that I always have a few jars of mayonnaise on hand. And when I say a few, I’m talking at least 5 large jars. Thing is, I use mayonnaise in several recipes including salad dressings, dips, deviled eggs and even just alone. I’m a big fan of the stuff, staying loyal to one brand, Hellman’s. It’s my fave and although I’m not getting paid to toot their horn, I feel I would be remiss to write a post dedicated to mayo and not detail my recommended.
I’m in the test kitchen today, checking out a few different mayonnaise / aioli recipes to see if making homemade mayonnaise is worth it. You may be surprised at my conclusion.
There’s something to be said about the pride that one feels when something is made by the hands of a loved one.
How about a garden bench?! Mac built this one for me, using reclaimed iron bench sides I found at a salvage shop.
This bench has a beautiful story behind it. Come on in and see!
Depending on where you live, you still could be a couple weeks out of planting your vegetable plants in the ground. This is where cold frames come in.
I’m sharing all of the benefits of cold frames and how to build them. And if you’re not in to the DIY, I’m sharing ones that I recommend and where to buy them.
Have you ever been awake at night, couldn’t sleep so you turned on the TV? And, while watching TV in the middle of the night, have you ever been suckered into buying something?
I’ve done a little late late night shopping a couple times, but I’ve never bought anything quite like this…..