Stocking the Pantry

December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Long ago before we had stores on every corner and shopping centers popping everywhere, people kept a large supply of food on hand. Lack of transportation, and weather conditions dictated how people stored food. There was the old fashioned root cellar, a basement full of shelves lined with staples. In many parts of [ ...click to read more ]

Dried Herbs and Birds

February 12, 2014 // 2 Comments

No doubt about it, we are in a deep freeze with ice, snow and sleet. With the temperatures hovering at freezing, the snow and ice will stick around for awhile. I’m filling my bird feeders several times each day. Even the little birds are pushing and shoving to grab a few seeds at the feeders. I have 3 hanging [ ...click to read more ]

Selecting Fresh Herbs at the Market

August 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Select vibrant, aromatic deep green leaves with no signs of wilting or yellowing. Buy fresh herbs only when you need them, and only in small bunches or packages. For no matter how well you store them, they quickly lose flavor and appearance in a matter of days. Store fresh herbs for no longer than 5 to 7 days. [ ...click to read more ]