With September coming to a close, the season is changing fast. Activities are changing and moods are changing. While Laura and I are continuing on with our daily walks in the cool autumn air, we find ourselves noticing different things in our area. These days, it’s the colorful leaves falling to the ground as well as how the landscape is differing with the quick loss of foliage. I’ve also begun my yearly cooking regimen. In this post, you’ll find a few, what I consider, somewhat nostalgic reflections as well as two of my favorite fall recipes; apple crisp and fluffy homemade dinner rolls. Both will fill your home with the scents of the season and you’ll be better off for it. Give both a try and enjoy.
The topic of food is never ending. I've actually been cooking and writing about various types of food and dishes for years now. A while back, I took an online course that was offered by America's Test Kitchen and began my very own food blog. That continued for a few years and I've since handed that website off. I'm still interested in food and cooking though, so I thought I'd add a category on this website for just that. As time goes by, I'll be preparing some of my favorite (yet simple) recipes here for you to enjoy. I'll be sure to add some entertaining and educational commentary and I'll commit myself to keeping the dishes simple and realistic. After all, my goal is that you'll try them out yourself and enjoy success in doing so.
Some years ago, after moving to Maine, Laura and I haphazardly purchased four grape vines from a local seller. We really didn’t have any sort of plan after we made the purchase, so we planted them along a fence in some sandy soil. For years, nothing happened with these vines. They didn’t seem to grow at all. It wasn’t until two of them sprang to life that we were blessed with more home grown grapes than we knew what to do with. Since then, we’ve been making our own homemade grape juice and have been eating them straight from the hand of nature. And just this year, a friend made jam with these very grapes. In this post, I discuss whether or not grapes indeed grow in Maine and I also share a recipe for making grape juice. I may even add a recipe for making jam at a later date.
Which is better? Langer’s pomegranate juice or POM Wonderful pomegranate juice? That’s the question of the day. In this post, I question the quality of both juices and compare the thickness and perceived value of them as well. Because I’m not an expert, all I had to go on was my sampling of both juices, but if you read the comments that were left (at the bottom of the page) by some folks who are arguably much more experienced with juices than I am, you may just get to the bottom of the issue. No matter what anyone says though, I still have my favorite. Beyond all this, I also discuss a few aspects of pomegranate juice in general, such as: What are the benefits? Is it healthy for you? Are there any downsides or side effects? Is it good for weight loss? Is it good for your skin? I talk about so much more as well. Click through to read all about it.