Rich, when all your soup recipes start to seem like variations on the same theme, it’s time to try some Mexican Chicken Corn Chowder! It doesn’t have to be spicy, in spite of the name, but it is quite capable of being the whole meal. The recipe is originally from a Taste of Home magazine many […]
What we do at home.
Why do you decorate your home? I do it 1) for a sense of hominess, 2) for the moments I feel creatively inspired, and 3) for a degree of orderliness. I know I am erratic with my efforts. However, my husband would much prefer I don’t spend much time or money on it anyway. I […]
I have finally found an open pollinated, or non-hybrid, broccoli variety that is worth growing in my garden. It has produced nice, big first heads (truly the diameter of a child’s head) and many good sized side shoots (most approximately 3 inches across). This is such a relief after the previous non-hybrid broccolis I had […]
I had heard we aren’t supposed to use the gas stove to heat the house. I assumed that meant I couldn’t use it to heat marshmallows, because sometimes these kinds of ideas get lost in my brain like it is a house of mirrors. But then we went shopping for camping food, just me and […]
This bag is called “The Day Out Bag” in the book Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Projects Using Cottons, Knits, Voiles, Corduroy, Fleece, Flannel, Home Dec, Oilcloth, Wool, and Beyond, but from the moment I saw it I thought “duffle bag.” I had it picked out before I saw that it was designed by the same […]