When Life Hands You Apples ...

The gift of a half a bushel of sweet, wonderful cooking apples is not to be ignored. Applesauce and more are just around the corner! Get my "recipe" for perfect, simple applesauce that will find its way into oatmeal, over pancakes, sprinkled with raisins and enjoyed by the bowlful.

Beyond Comforting Food

Celebrating Labor Day involved cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. And bacon. This is not a recipe for the faint of heart. This is also not a recipe for those suffering from heart disease. This is, however, my favorite baked pasta dish ever. Let's just say it was beyond comforting food!

Generations

On the shores of Waneta Lake, four generations of family gathered with old friends and shared food, drink and laughter. Stories were shared. Chicken was grilled. Memories were made. This is what summer is all about. Enjoy it before we have a new season to greet!

The Art of Zen Fishing

Hilarity ensues when the itty child discovers the joy of fishing … her own special way. It would take a 4-year old with little knowledge or care about the connection between putting bait on a hook and dropping it into the lake and pulling a fish out of the water to make fishing the ultimate comedy routine. This plus the secret to transforming smoked salmon into perfect lake food.

Nostalgia

A vacation in a strange new place becomes sentimental when the family connection and memories associated with the surroundings takes center stage. Blending traditions around the dinner table makes it all the more sweet.

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