Autumn Jubilee – Oktoberfest and the Garden

Autumn in this part of our beautiful country brings color to the trees, and lots of opportunities to drive curvy roads with friends. It also means the last of the garden harvest, and some clean up to do. October brings a fun day to have a bunch of German cars go on a drive and …

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Cooking an Autumn Jubilee Sunday Brunch

Autumn on a cool Sunday brings an opportunity to make a wonderful dish for Sunday Brunch. Whether it is only for your family, or as a dish to celebrate a birthday or holiday, this dish is hearty and filling. Full of flavor, My Sweet Babboo has declared this one a keeper. So, today we make …

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Japanese Style Chicken Meatballs

With the price of food rising almost daily, I've been looking for new recipes to use less expensive cuts and ground meats. Ground chicken is still economical, but I didn't have a good idea on how to use it. Then I got the Milk Street World in a Skillet book, and there was a great …

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Sunday Chat

So many little things to talk about today, time for a Sunday chat on a lot of subjects. First, I want to thank you all for the kind words, and encouragement as My Sweet Babboo recovers and we get back to a 'normal' life. We now turn our attention to the enjoyment of each day, …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn means the garden is winding down, and there is work to be done for a nice display next year as well as keeping the tender plants from harm over the winter. Some annuals can be safely over-wintered in a sheltered area, like our Carolina room. A few of the flowers were still blooming with …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Kitchen

Gathering around the table when there is a chill in the air brings family together. These crisp autumn days call for a pretty setting and good food to put on the plates. Fall produce is abundant now, with winter squashes coming into the stores and produce stands. This butternut squash recipe from the Cookish cookbook …

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Autumn Jubilee in the Garden

Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) in the garden brings a few chores, more to ensure a beautiful spring than to spruce up for fall.  It is a great time to dig up and divide crowded plants, put some new bulbs in the ground, and clean up the last of the summer vegetable plants.  One warm day, I …

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Autumn Jubilee Cookish

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together. From the publisher - "These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), …

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