10 Most Popular Posts of the First Year

I will be back in the states in a couple of days, but while I am away, Adventures in Garden Cooking is marking its first anniversary (or is it birthday?)  I can’t believe the blog is a year old, I still feel very new at it.  I hope my posts and recipes have been of…

Travels in Search of Family, Work and Food

I will be out of touch for a couple of weeks while we travel to visit my husband’s family in Iran and I attend a conference in Turkey. It will be a food filled two weeks, so I should come back with some great recipes to share.  My sisters-in-law are wonderful cooks and they have…

Garden Adventures Begin Again

It is March, and that means it is time to prep the garden for the early planting.  Somehow, the weekend I want to do this always ends up being cold and gray.  We have a fairly established division of labor, I do prep weeding (taking out the big stuff, hoeing the outer edge, taming the…

Garden and Life Planning

Garden Planning It is time to plan out the garden for 2013.  Such a fun, hopeful activity!  In the garden already are strawberries, rhubarb, onions and garlic (this is the first year I am growing garlic, they seem to be very happy so far, even in snow). The early garden will be planted in March….

Epic fail

I promised you the good the bad and the ugly.  Well, this is a more bad than ugly… I wanted to make pumpkin scones this morning.  They have lots of healthy ingredients in them, but something just didn’t seem right with the dough.  I put it in the oven anyway, hoping some magic would happen….

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 28 – 30

Day 28 – The garden provided my nature time today.  Weeding around the kale, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and garlic and giving my perennial herbs their pre-winter haircut.  I harvested the rest of the parsley to replenish my dried supply for the winter.  Feeling – satisfied. Day 29 – Went for a run at…

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 24 – 27

Day 24 -Back to normal life, well sort of.  Amtrak is shut down, so I had to drive to Philly.  So, no walk along the Wilmington Riverfront before my train.  But I did get to do a good bit of walking around UPenn.  I am surprised that one of the most lushly treed areas on…

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 22 & 23

Days 22 & 23 were pretty much a washout thanks to Hurricane Sandy.  I am glad to say that we were lucky and were unscathed.  I got out for awhile this morning to do cleanup in the garden and went for a walk, so I go in my 30 minutes today, but not yesterday.  The…

30 x 30 Challenge – Days 19 – 21 and Blog Glitch

I want to apologize to anyone who received notification of  2 posts last night that do not exist.  I was working on early drafts of  squash bread and pesto-ricotta souffle posts, and they were accidentally published.  So, stayed tuned for those in the future, they are not quite ready for prime time yet. Back to…