Our year of experimental gardening has produced at least one gargantuan success so far: our plants of the squash family. We planted two types of pumpkin ~ Dickinson and Chioggia ~ and several types of squash: Costata Romanesco zucchini, Golden Pattison pattypans, white pattypans, yellow summer squash, and lemon squash. All but the white pattypans… Continue reading Sunshine Squash Casserole
Here in upstate South Carolina, we are on the tail-end of winter. Some days it feels like summer (because ... South Carolina), but some days, like today, there's still a bite to the chill in the air. Just enough to make a warm bowl of stew sound like just the thing for supper. So before… Continue reading Chicken Red Pesto Stew
This is a recipe born of "not having all the ingredients" ~ a common ailment in my cooking. Or a blessing in disguise, since it forces creativity and I'm always figuring out how to make something new. We haven't ever had white potatoes in our house as a married couple, since we're trying to be… Continue reading Farmer’s Pie
In my search for good snacks on this ketogenic eating experiment (to replace the crunchy, starchy things I love but my body doesn't), I kept thinking that mixed nuts would be a good alternative. Or a trail-mix type thing, without the typical sugary dried fruit and chocolate chips and M&Ms. However, a store-bought trail mix… Continue reading Spiced Mixed Nuts
And now it's time for one of the simplest, most delicious ketogenic desserts one can eat. Every baked apple recipe I have found online calls for sugar and/or brown sugar. I don't know why, because unless you're using Granny Smith apples, they are plenty sweet already. Especially if you're not used to eating tons of… Continue reading Baked Apples
My husband and I found some fresh salmon on sale at Lidl, our newest favorite store for Sunday-afternoon grocery excursions. Charles proceeded to find a lovely salmon patty recipe from Cast Iron Keto. And I proceeded to find the most perfect almond-flour bun to put them on! We had fresh salmon, so whereas the original recipe… Continue reading Keto-Friendly Salmon Burgers
Confession: I'm a carbohydrate-lover. I got my metabolism (and blood sugar issues) from my dad, who has been known to say that he has a "love-love relationship" with French fries. I would rather bake than cook almost any day; I was an expert baker before I ever picked up a frying pan. At age nine,… Continue reading Almond Flour Heaven!