Back in July I shared a recipe for a Black Raspberry Fool made with sweet berries and cream, at the time I though “I should make this with pumpkin”. Which is actually a pretty common theme in my head. This is a spin-off of that recipe. It replaces yogurt with cream cheese and raspberry with pumpkin for a slightly heavier creamy dessert.
I was feeling bad about my front flower garden. It’s a mess of weeds, especially on the end where I expanded the bed around the random dirt mound that’s been there since we moved in. I try to pull the tall, obvious ones from time to time just so it doesn’t look quite so messy. I was pulling out hand fulls of ironweed when I saw something that stopped me in my tracks.
The Queen Anne’s lace was decorated with vibrant, practically neon caterpillars. I counted 5 but I’m sure there were more I didn’t see. I went back this morning to show my husband and this little guy had finished up that entire flower head and was on to another in less than 18 hours! [Read more...]
With cool weather approaching it’s time to start thinking about bulbs to plant in the fall. There’s an endless variety of bulbs available in stores and online but you’ll get a better selection from specialty internet stores. I’m sure you’re all familiar with tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths, but there is no reason to stop there! The world of bulbs is full of spring and early summer color ready to be added to your landscape.
*I was provided with a free copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts and conclusions are my own*
I was lucky enough to be included in a virtual ‘book tour’ to celebrate the print release of Homestead Cooking. You can buy the e-book version Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals from Amazon [affiliate link] but the print copy is only available at Everything Home with Carol.
I found a delightful looking recipe for Bacon & Corn Risotto and I knew it was the perfect use for the bag of Arborio rice I had in the cabinet. But I didn’t have corn or even bacon. But I did have zucchini, a bubbling pot of chicken stock (from our chickens!) and a bowl of homemade mascarpone.
Don’t be scared! Risotto really isn’t that bad, just takes a while.