Bread & Sauce

Sunday afternoon fun. I raided the freezer and found a bag of shredded zucchini and a bag of fresh-frozen tomatoes. Baking bread and cooking sauce smells soon permeated the airwaves of our house. Eating it wasn’t so bad either.             Recipes from From Seed to Table: Walnut Date Zucchini BreadContinue reading “Bread & Sauce”

Fall is in the Air

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Since moving from Florida to Pennsylvania, I’ve come to have a new admiration for the fall season. Our colors started turning slightly this past week, and the weather is nearly perfect. We took a few days off and went to Keystone Lake where we rented a cabin on the shores ofContinue reading “Fall is in the Air”

Suffer the Garden

By Patricia Zick @PCZick We’ve been having a time with the weather so far this summer. For several weeks, the weather was hotter here in western Pennsylvania than in Florida. Then two weeks ago, the rains began. Our property sits on a plateau above the Ohio River and often our weather is different from whatContinue reading “Suffer the Garden”

Garden Overflow Madness

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The rest period is over for gardening here in western Pennsylvania. First, we had a very long winter. Then we went to hot and humid for a week. Now for at least two weeks, the weather pattern is stuck over us with showers nearly every day. It feels as if I’mContinue reading “Garden Overflow Madness”

Garden Loves June

By Patricia Zick @PCZick We shelled peas on Saturday night. Then I blanched them for two minutes before putting away in nine freezer bags. I love those peas on a cold winter night. We’re not halfway through the pea season. Last year, our peas didn’t produce very well. My husband believes he put mushroom manureContinue reading “Garden Loves June”

New Release – From Seed to Table

From Seed to Table is my new eBook on gardening, harvesting, preserving, and eating food from the garden. Along with giving advice on gardening, it’s also full of recipes for fresh vegetables. Please stop by Amazon and take a look: http://www.amazon.com/From-Seed-Table-Harvesting-ebook/dp/B00CW1TLFK.

The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I love foods with a history, especially a functional one. The Cornish pasty not only qualifies, it touches my life history as well. The pasty originates in Cornwall, England. The first mention of it in written history occurs in 1150 by Chretien de Troyes, who wrote Arthurian romances. The recipe migratedContinue reading “The Pasty – A Handful of Food with a Smattering of History”

Nourishing Traditions – Learning from our Children

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Nothing pleases me more than when my daughter introduces me to something new. On my last visit to her home, she showed me how to use YouTube. We found some entertaining videos on subjects close to both our hearts: the preparation of food. It gave me an idea, so today IContinue reading “Nourishing Traditions – Learning from our Children”

In the Raw: The Present Moment Cafe

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I wasn’t sure what to expect when my daughter Anna told me she would be a “cook” at an all-raw restaurant. With fourteen years as a cook in a variety of restaurants, Anna knows her way around a kitchen. When she began working at The Present Moment Cafe in St. Augustine,Continue reading “In the Raw: The Present Moment Cafe”