It Ain’t Over Yet

Yep, it’s true. Thanksgiving hasn’t given up on us yet. Granted this is the last of the turkey for us this holiday. At my mothers it is traditional to turn the turkey into turkey and dumpling soup. Well, I had the bones this year so instead of making stock to freeze for later I used…

Pasta: Sauces and Shapes

I haven’t really talked about it over here on this portion of my writing sites. I have been working my way through NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this month. Basically, this means the amount of fiction I write in a normal month is now on steroids. The month of November is devoted to writing a…

Roast Turkey

You may remember recently I had issues with my stand up freezer. During the rescue of all the food in that freezer I had a turkey that I needed to finish thawing and cook because it wouldn’t fit in any of my other freezers. Life can be rough when you run out of space. So…

Sausage and Kraut

I must be on a kick lately but considering we are in the fall and it is Oktoberfest time, it seems appropriate to showcase foods that fit in with the theme. (Imagine I don’t get into this kick for Thanksgiving or Christmas) This video was one of my earliest ever made. But the ideas presented…

Preserving Tomatoes

We go through a decent amount of tomatoes over the course of the year. Makes me wonder what our sauces would be like if the Europeans held to the belief that tomatoes were poisonous. But I digress… Aside from our stand up freezer I have three fridges (2 are kegerators). This adds up to quite…

Fresh Veggie Ragout and Cannelloni

Cannelloni and manicotti are pasta dishes that bring to mind Italy just upon hearing the words. They are essentially the same dish but with slightly different presentations. By most definitions the manicotti is a stuffed shell, where the pasta has been preformed by an extruder. The cannelloni is a stuffed shell that has been rolled.…

Lacto Pickles

When we plan out what we will buy for the garden every spring always have a few mainstays. Tomatoes and Zucchini are big veggies in our house that we like to have fresh as much as possible. They are even better when we can grow enough to freeze them for winter use too. We like…