Archive for August, 2006

Life is too short to refrain from eating jam out of the jar.

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

When I was a wee little girl, my dad used to bring home jellyrolls and share them with me. Cellophane wrapped sponge cake with raspberry jelly peeking out. I believe that they were from Kern’s bakery. I don’t know if Kern’s has closed up or isn’t as readily available around here or if they just […]

Not quite PB&J

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Several years ago, pop and I went through a summer of canning. We made a lot of jams that year: strawberry, blackberry, peach, apple butter. We also experimented with canning fruits (only the cherries didn’t turn out so well) and making our own mincemeat. It’s just the two of us and we really don’t eat […]

Not so cold Gazpacho

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

The other night when I ate the gazpacho straight from the fridge, it made me cold. Tonight, I popped it in the microwave just long enough to knock off the chill. Plus, I dropped a dollop of ricotta in the middle of it, adding a bit of dairy goodness and cutting the acid a bit. […]

Harvest time

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here or not, but I hate tomatoes. Ok, so maybe “hate” is a bit too strong of a word these days. I am slowly acclimating myself to a tolerance of them, most especially if disguised. I love salsa after all. Although Pop’s tomato plants have some sort of […]

Shrimp and NOT Grits

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

A couple of weeks ago, the birthday girl made us dinner. She served Shrimp and Grits, which was quite tasty, but made the boyfriend say “gack” because he refuses to let a grit get near him. Hates them with the fire of a hundred burning suns or some such very large amount. I decided that […]