Category Archives: food

Bread and Butter Pickles

Recently, my friend and I made bread and butter pickles. I had never done pickling before. It is a bit of work but the results are so worth the effort. We were inspired by the beautiful pickling cucumbers at one of my favorite farm stands at the Roslindale Farmers Market, Boston.

We used an old family recipe belonging to my friend’s grandmother. We also looked online at other recipes for bread and butter pickles and combined ingredients we liked. Here are the ingredients we used (without measurements.)

BREAD AND BUTTER PICKLES

  • cucumbers
  • onions
  • peppers
  • garlic
  • salt
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • mustard seeds
  • turmeric
  • celery seeds

Here are photos showing the steps.

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Bread and Butter Pickles September 2016

Delicous

Delicious

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving Week

It’s all about food this week.

Baked Apples Fall 2015

Baked Apples Fall 2015

Roasted Potatoes Fall 2015

Roasted Potatoes Fall 2015

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Frances’s Baby Quilt–Welcome Frances Party

My wonderful granddaughter, Frances, is almost 7 weeks old. I visited her for the second time this past weekend and delivered her baby quilt that I made. When I am with Frances I am so happy. Here is a photo of her new quilt.

 

Frances' quilt 2015

Frances’ quilt 2015

Her Mom and Dad’s friends hosted a beautiful party to welcome Frances. Here are some photos of the beautiful food and setting.

Welcome Frances Party

Welcome Frances Party

Frances Frost

Frances Frost

Delicious Feast

Delicious Feast

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Drinks

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Beautiful Setting

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Happy Halloween

I love this time of year.

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Reopening of Adams Park Farmers Market Oct 2014 Pumpkins

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Reopening of Adams Park Farmers Market Oct 2014 Squash

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Reopening of Adams Park Farmers Market Oct 2014 My Favorite Apples

Reopening of Adams Park Farmers Market Oct 2014

Reopening of Adams Park Farmers Market Oct 2014

Beetlejuice Anyone?

Beetlejuice Anyone?

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Fall 2014 Roslindale, MA

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A Birthday Treat

Today I celebrated my birthday with my son. Instead of cake I made a rustic strawberry short cake using a biscuit recipe for the cake part. My son took this photo with his iPhone:

 

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Still Snowing in Boston-Winter 2014

I have lost track of the snow storms we have had in Boston this winter but we had another one yesterday. I love to bake and cook during snow storms and yesterday I made artichoke, onion, and anchovies pizza. I make my own pizza crust and that makes the difference. I have used bakery pizza doughs many times but they never handle or bake the way my own do. The crust recipe is from my favorite baking book: King Arthur Flour, 200th Anniversary Cookbook.

artichoke, onion, anchovies pizza

artichoke, onion, anchovies pizza

I am running out of snow scenes in my own neighborhood but here are some from around my house

snow bank on front sidewalk

snow bank on front sidewalk

my neighbors

my neighbors

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my boot prints

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