Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew

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Not too sweet, not too spicy, and full of late-fall vegetables, apples, and dried fruit… this stew is a favorite dish for when the days darken and Yule approaches. It fills the house with the inviting smells of frying onions, browning meat, and nutmeg. It begs to be eaten in … Continue reading

Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Looking for a delicious one-dish meal full of vegetables and a roast chicken besides? Try this Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts! It's stuffed with potatoes, too, so it's gluten-free! Via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A Roast Chicken is the perfect dish to warm up a cold November day. It will chase the chill out of the kitchen with a warm oven, and chase the chill out of the house with the smell of roasting chicken mingling with garlic and onions, and the knowledge that a complete … Continue reading

Rosemary French Prune Jam

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  A couple of weeks ago I came across Holistic Squid’s Rosemary Fig Jam. Now, maybe it was her beautiful pictures, the contrast of the luscious, dark purple figs with the fresh greenness of the rosemary… maybe it was her description of figs as erotic… Maybe it was just, as … Continue reading

Honey-Peach Jam

Honey Peach Jam with Pomona's Pectin // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A couple of interesting things have happened since last jam-making season… One, my husband gave up white sugar (go him!) and dragged my unrepentant sweet tooth along with him (jerk! … I mean, thank you, honey, I really needed that loving boot to the fanny). So, early this summer, just as … Continue reading

Brussels Sprout Stew (or How to Tackle March like an Irishwoman)

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A friend of mine always said that you should tackle March like an Irishwoman—and by that she meant, sitting in front of the fire with a pot of tea (and maybe some scones), a couple of balls of yarn, and a crochet hook, with an Irish stew bubbling away on the stove. I … Continue reading