Cooking and Gardening


Cooking and Gardening

Cooking and Gardening is one of my favorite pastimes.  I love getting outside and tending to my herb and vegetable garden and cooking every chance I get; which is almost everyday when I am not out of town working!

Take a look at the Recipes I have cataloged.

Recipe Blog Posts

Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

Rainy days and soup.  IMHO, that’s comfort food at its best. Kale?  I always thought Kale was inedible and even rarely used as a garnish.  However, I remember my first experience eating Zuppa Toscana Soup at Olive Garden.  All of my previous thoughts about Kale went away.  That soup was amazing.  And served with their … Continue reading Kale, Sausage and Potato Soup

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Chicken Piccata, Jasmati Rice and Peas

Tonight I made Chicken Piccata, Jasmati Rice with Garlic and Shallot and Peas for dinner.  It turned out very good, so I thought I would share it with you. Chicken Piccata Ingredients 3 Skinless and boneless chicken breasts, butterflied and then cut in half Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dredging … Continue reading Chicken Piccata, Jasmati Rice and Peas

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Perfect Breakfast Potatoes

I was eating brunch at a restaurant, in Fresno, this last week and breakfast potatoes that were hard and seemed undone.  If you have ever had this problem with your potatoes, here is a guide for making the perfect potatoes. This technique doesn’t have to be just for breakfast potatoes, I use it for scalloped … Continue reading Perfect Breakfast Potatoes

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Split Pea Soup

There have been a few times in my life when I ask “where have you been all my life?”.  Okay, okay its happened more than once.  But my point is, why do I wait so long before I make this soup?  Sure, I live in Arizona now, and its hot; but who cares?  Peas and … Continue reading Split Pea Soup

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Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs

I was in the mood for brunch today so I decided to make Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs.  It’s quick, simple and, oh so, delicious! I absolutely love grits.  However, by themselves, they can be bland and boring.  The next time you make grits, consider spicing them up; the possibilities are endless.  … Continue reading Country Sausage and Gravy, Grits and Poached Eggs

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Canning

Canning fresh vegetables is something I do a lot of.  There is no better way to preserve foods.  I grow a lot of vegetables and make a lot of sauces throughout the year and can them for use throughout the year.

Canning Sites That May Be Of Interest


Gardening

Here are some articles I have posted about my gardening experiences.

Gardening Blog Posts

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