Cooking vegetables

Came across this article on the Farmer’s Almanac Facebook page today that explained when to use cold water and when to use hot water when cooking vegetables.  I guess I have always followed this procedure, more of less, because that was how I was taught, but I never knew why.  This is pretty interesting!  Take…

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Bountiful Garden Chowder

(Scroll to the bottom of the page for just the recipe.) (Please subscribe to my blog at the bottom of the page to be sure to see all my posts.  Thank you for your support!) I love late summer for many reasons but probably the two biggest are the beautiful sunsets and the abundance of…

Denali to Fairbanks, July 11

We set out early on a gray and rainy Wednesday morning on a motor coach for a 3 hour ride to Fairbanks.  We stopped in a Nenana, a small settlement where the Nenana River enters the Tanana River, for a mid-morning break.  This little way station had the biggest cinnamon rolls I’ve EVER seen!  I wish…

A Roasted Rainbow of Veggies 

My poor overworked Instant Pots needed a night off!  This is a really quick post to show you my favorite way to make veggies! I rinsed and chunked up some Brussels sprouts (if you have never tried fresh ones roasted, you don’t know Brussels sprouts!) along with carrots, red onions and bell peppers.  I tossed…