Monthly Archives: August 2014


Summer Is Over…… …and school has begun.  During the first few days of a new school year, all is exciting as the kids meet and get to know their teachers, make new friends, and use their new school supplies.  But those new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Frozen lunchboxes will […]

Back to School


Tomatoes are finally here at the local Farmers Markets!  I saw bushels of them on Tuesday at the Boalsburg Market and talked to the folks at Ardry Farms.  They have Canning tomatoes and Roma tomatoes (the kind for making tomato sauce) available now at excellent prices.  Ardry Farms are also […]

Tomatoes are Here





What is a “tian?” A tian is “a dish of finely chopped vegetables cooked in olive oil and baked au gratin.”  My tian is an adaptation of a Julia Child recipe–it makes a great side dish or you can use it, as I did, as the main course for a […]

Zucchini Tian