Maple syrup milk

So, Google tells me that others have thought of this before me, but I’m pretty happy with myself anyway. A few years ago some friends gave me a sweet almond syrup (kind of like this recipe) to add to warm milk as a homemade “steamer.”  It’s a tasty treat on chilly evenings, but it ran…

Thoughts on a Friday

A bit more Robert Frost that seems to fit the season, not really melancholic, just nostalgic with a sense of passing time…. I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar in which the daylight falls And the purple-stemmed…

Cucumber Boortha

Pardon the picture of unrelated produce, but it’s just such a cheery shot of some of the garden vegetables from this summer, and there are cucumbers in the picture.  😉 This recipe is a little unusual.  It was dug up in response to a large quantity of cucumbers that needed to be eaten; really, you…

Thoughts on a Friday

Some excerpts from Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” now when there are so many apples to be picked… My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. But I am…