Wisdom from the Flock

Gosh, it’s good to be back. My family and I have wandered our way through some ups and some downs in the weeks since I’ve written. What I’m here to share, today, though, is an essay I’ve written about my family’s first year of chicken keeping. Who could have guessed what an adventure it wouldContinue reading “Wisdom from the Flock”

Egg Salad, Three Ways

  I grew up eating lots of boiled eggs — hard boiled, soft boiled, deviled or stirred into egg salad. I assumed everyone ate boiled eggs. Then I met my husband. Slicing a boiled egg onto a nest of spinach was exotic for him, much less mixing it with mayo and celery or curry spices andContinue reading “Egg Salad, Three Ways”

Spinach or Kale Quiche

This recipe has been in my collection so long that I have no idea where it came from or when I began to bake from it. At this point, it’s a raggedy piece of paper littered with grease spots, but bearing that all-important badge of honor: an A++ scribbled in the corner. I’ve recently discoveredContinue reading “Spinach or Kale Quiche”

Classic French Toast

  My husband is our bread baker, so we eat wonderful, homemade loaves of bread for our sandwiches and toast and — lucky us — once every couple of weeks that good bread becomes one of our family’s favorite breakfasts: French Toast. Serve this basic recipe with powdered sugar sprinkled on top or a drizzle ofContinue reading “Classic French Toast”

Zucchini Feta Pancakes

I cannot tell you how many times we have made these. Typically we make ahead, then reheat for dinner, but I can’t keep myself from snitching throughout the day. Especially in the crazy zucchini days of summer, but also in winter as we reach into the freezer to feed us, this recipe is a definite go-to. My frozen, shreddedContinue reading “Zucchini Feta Pancakes”

Sunday Morning Waffles

  At our house, Sunday mornings mean waffles. Often before the sun is up, my husband and I are downstairs, heating the cast iron waffle maker, tossing together the flour, eggs, butter and milk. My waffle rarely makes it to a plate. I usually stand, gobbling its steaming goodness. And forget about leftovers. If weContinue reading “Sunday Morning Waffles”