Around The Table: Lovely Lilies Looking through the kitchen window out toward the back yard, I watch the tall, green leaves from the onions and daffodils moving gently in the early morning light. While not as showy as some of their cousins, I enjoy seeing the flowers in the garden, as much as I like flavoring our meals with some of their bulbs. Amaryllidaceae is a group of plants we often refer to as the lily family. Because they are … [Read more] about Around The Table: Lovely Lilies
Around The Table: Spring Picnics and Potlucks The birds are singing even before I have my first cup of tea in the mornings. Nightjars are calling before the sun rises. Pine warblers and mockingbirds are heard throughout the day. The bluebirds nesting in the … [Read more] about Around the Table: Spring Picnics and Potlucks
Around The Table: Super Soups Soup fills my mug this morning. Not the usual herbal tea or even my husband's coffee, but a soothing, creamy concoction of nourishing soup providing some vitamins and protein as it warms me from the inside out. I wrap my … [Read more] about Around The Table: Super Soups
Some people synchronize their watches. Our family synchronizes their calendars. We pour up a cup of hot tea or coffee and discuss what events "we need to get together on" and what we are looking forward to on the menu. Won't you join us and look at all the fun … [Read more] about Around the Table: Chia Seeds… So much more than Chia Pets!
Around the Table: Spices and Scents of the Season Ahhhh! Does anything ever smell as comforting as freshly baked cookies? The aroma can fill the whole house and can lift the spirits. It is said that 70-80 percent of a human's taste is through the nose, … [Read more] about Around the Table: Spices and Scents of the Season
Around the Table: Great, Grand Gourds - It's Autumn! I see a wide variety of gourds displayed in stores to grace our tables as both food, and as ornamentation during this autumn. While I enjoy decorating our home for the change of seasons, I enjoy the … [Read more] about Around the Table: Great, Grand Gourds – It’s Autumn!
Around The Table: Alimentary Autumn The autumnal equinox was September 22 this year. The grocery stores are displaying pumpkins of various shapes, sizes and colors. There is a scarecrow on our porch and sunflowers on the front door wreath. The … [Read more] about Around The Table: Alimentary Autumn
Around The Table: Holy Basil, Batman! Back to school, back to work, back to back demands of the day.... sometimes I just need a little something different to help me get a fresh perspective or to relax and take a break so that I may continue on, don't you? … [Read more] about Around The Table: Holy Basil, Batman!
Our kitchen table seems to reflect so much about us. Maybe yours is clean and only used for meals, but ours seems to be the family gathering place. It's the spot we gravitate to when friends and family pop in and we reflexively offer something to drink (tea, … [Read more] about Around The Table: Mighty Magnesium
By Charl Rae Cobb Summertime brings warm weather and juicy melons. With cool weather behind us and hot days ahead, I am planning menus that include fruit, especially melons. My childhood friends with fall, winter, and spring birthdays had moms … [Read more] about Around The Table: Summer Melons