(This is a post from last year. But it is strawberry season again and we are having a heat wave so that it feels like summer is here. If you have never made a trifle, here is your chance. Its cool, easy and way delicious.) Okay, yes, I lengthened the title a bit, but really, … Continue reading Strawberry Cream Trifle of Excellence
Cream Puffs. Oui! You may not remember, but I wrote up how to make crepes here once long ago. A kind, enthusiastic woman I met from Paris taught me and it was so easy! At least as easy as pancakes. How had I been missing this? And we have had Saturday morning crepes ever since. Then … Continue reading Cream Puffs
That title is kind of loosie-goosie. Its more like cream cheese Cool Whip pie with a bit of strawberry. It’s like the one I remember grandma making way back in the day, only last time I tried to remake it, I didn’t use any strawberries. I found an old recipe of hers that was just … Continue reading Strawberry Yogurt Pie
(I started this post 3 weeks ago. I think it is too late to warn you, you probably figured it out already.) We here in Southern California have been blessed with a mild summer. Yes, we are in a terrible drought and the price of everything has skyrocketed recently due to that and other considerations, … Continue reading You know the summer heat has set in when the coconut oil is melted
Hello again. To anyone that read yesterdays post; any songs got stuck in your heads? I am sitting here writing up our Easter dinner menu and thought I would roam around the internet and see what others are up to. So glad I did! Here are some links to wonderful looking dishes. look at these … Continue reading Planning Easter Dinner & the Stork visits the Mericle Farm
Someone around here had a birthday recently! Someone who turned 26 and has been going to civil war reenactments for 10 years now. Someone who has a civil war rifle named Marabelle that he shoots off every 4th of July and New Years, who prefers to sleep on the cold, hard, damp ground under the … Continue reading Red Velvet Cake, the easy way, using a mix
Here it is the end of a beautiful day. It started with rain, thunder and lightning and frightened baby chicks. It ended with a pink sunset and cool evening breezes. It was a day for another going away party with friends, music, and a strawberry trifle. Lets start with the beginning. It was 4 am. I … Continue reading Lift your glasses and say good-bye…again. (clink!)
Everyone else might be buried in snow, but here we are drooling longingly over baskets of ripe, local strawberries. With luck, organic ones at the farmers markets. They are usually small to start with at the beginning of the season, but then grow large and delectable as the days go by. I think of 2 … Continue reading Its Strawberry Season!