The April Fool’s Day Banana, along with a tasty recipe for Banana Jam

Long ago, in the cavern of time, when I was a young mom and my son was 8 or 9, there was the celebrating of every holiday together, and particular fun come April 1st. According to the scholarly words of Wikipedia: “April Fools’ Day (sometimes called All Fools’ Day) is an informal holiday celebrated every year on…

Cream of Roast Apple and Carrot Coconut Curry Soup

Cream of Roast Apple and Carrot Coconut Curry Soup

In this in-between-crazy-mixed-up-seasonal-phase here in northern Colorado, the calendar says spring, and the first garden plantings have begun. Then two nights in a row we had winter – skiffs, dustings, plus measurable snows! Irregardless, seventeen hills of high yield russet potatoes; red, yellow and white onions; snow, sugar snap and early shelling peas; plus mesclun…

Scalloped Yukon Gold Potatoes and Kale

Scalloped Kale and Yukon Gold Potatoes

Late summer, I was glad one of my Paonia garden kale transplants had thrived in the new garden. Baked a little summer comfort food dish one of those kinda-chilly-for-August nights. And an even more excellent dish now in winter months. Matched with a pile of sliced taters, the earthiness of the kale melds with ((butter!!))…

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Onions I Have Loved, Beatrix Potter, plus a recipe for Six Onion Soup with Broiled Chevre Croutons

For starters, may I include this fabulous allium? She is surely an onion I have loved. Along with the whole onion family – the reds, whites, yellows, the Walla-Wallas! The leeks and shallots, scallions and boilers and pearls….spring onions…chives. The garlic…. I began this post long months ago, last year in the spring, with a different…