Category Archives: Slice O’Life

Snapshots of the Farm April 2014

Today is April 25th. It’s a bright, sunny day with temperatures in the mid-50s and wind gusts up to around 10 mph.  Not bad, today.  The wind has been gusting to 40 mph the last three days, so this is a … Continue reading

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Pi Day 2014: Raspberry Ricotta Pie

I tend to get an idea in my head and dive in – only later realizing that what I thought was a great thing is, in actuality, a shit-ton of work. Yesterday I woke up and went about my usual … Continue reading

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Wheat Berry Apple Salad: Hearty, fresh, and you always end up wanting more

I DVR’d Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern the other day.  Thomas and I sat down to watch it and I couldn’t remember for the life of me WHY I wanted him to see it.  He wasn’t too impressed with the … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Quesadilla

Thomas said he does NOT want to participate in the Geography Bee at school tomorrow.  They took a preliminary test and he got 30 out of 35 correct, however… he only knew ONE of those answers for sure.  The rest … Continue reading

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Could Little Ol’ Me Possibly Learn to Live Like Julia?

If you’ve read more than a few of my posts you know that I have lots of ‘things’ – things that irk me, things that make me cringe, things that I love, things that I cannot live without. Some of … Continue reading

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Field to Feast: Strawberries and Rhubarb… The Day After

This pic pretty much sums up my absolute favorite way to use the strawberry-rhubarb sauce recipe which I posted earlier in  the week.  Well, other than just eating it with a spoon, that is.  The full-fat ice cream, whipped cream and vanilla … Continue reading

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What to do with Bespeckled Bananas

Obviously, make banana bread. But not some oily, bland, burnt banana bread… you want one that tastes just like Aunt Pam’s! And Aunt Pam would be whom, you ask? Well, she would be my mom’s sister, and she is also … Continue reading

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Makin’ Do with What’s Around

Sunday is often “Pizza Night” at our house, usually because we are out and about doing chores and such and the last thing I want to think about after a busy week with 2 farmers markets in a row (Friday … Continue reading

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DIY Taco Seasoning Mix

I have a thing for spices. ‘A thing’ meaning I cannot stop buying them even if I don’t use them. I use a lot, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that cardamom pods and Bell’s poultry seasoning aren’t exactly things … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

Out here in the Black Dirt area of Orange County, NY, we have to deal with very unique circumstances and events, and after 40<cough, cough> years of living here, I’m kinda used to those things.  My father, after 70 years … Continue reading

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