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
Charl Rae Cobb
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!
By Charl Rae Cobb This year the Old Farmers Almanac recipe contest focused on sweet potato recipes. That set me to thinking of all the many ways sweet potatoes are used nowadays... and it got me hungry to try some new flavors with an an old … [Read more] about Around The Table: Sweet and Savory Sweet Potatoes
By Charl Rae Cobb What makes a tradition? According to the dictionary, a tradition is "a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time." I'm sitting at the table … [Read more] about Around The Table: Thanksgiving Traditions