Monday, July 14, 2014

Full moon

Before we could look out and watch the moon as it came up. Now the hill is built up with houses, huge houses. So now we patiently wait for the glow. These pictures were taken from our back porch as a hot wind blew around.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rainy day pasta

Twelve farm-fresh eggs cracked and beaten into a well of flour.

The dough is kneaded until soft and smooth.

Roll out dough using a pasta machine; let dough dry on a floured tablecloth.

While the dough is drying, enjoy an espresso.

Using the pasta machine, cut the sheets of dough into fettuccine.
With a sauce of garlic and parsley, dinner is served.

Saturday, July 5, 2014


"When you can make something, you have a certain power. It means you can always survive by the labour of your own hands. Don't forget that."

From  The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani

Monday, June 30, 2014

Marsala Cherry Cake

It's cherry season so when I saw this recipe on Elizabeth Minchilli's blog I knew I had to try it. Marsala Cherry Cake is loaded with cherries, of course, but made with whole wheat flour so it has a nice crunch to it. My test-kitchen staff said it doesn't have enough booze (Marsala) in it so next time I'll add an extra glug.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday brunch and a show

Hot, summer morning so we headed to the river with our Pesto Chicken, Asiago, and Bacon sandwiches on freshly baked Oregano Bread with our favourite coffees and muffins for dessert. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Blue ribs

For this special Sunday I made Blue Velvet Cake frosted with the Best Icing ever! The cake recipe is from addapinchdotcom and the frosting recipe was featured on the pioneer woman. Both are keepers.
Mr. Cowboy loves ribs so I cooked up a batch for him using a new recipe from Sunset magazine. A dry rub of fennel seeds and herbs is rubbed into the ribs (actually quite fun) and then chilled for 24 hours. Roasted on low heat for 2 hours, the house smells great, and the ribs are so tasty that we will never order out again. Sorry, Montana.

Monday, June 9, 2014