Herbed Caccia e Pepe

This version of caccia e peppe, or cheese with pepper pasta, came about last spring when I had a lot of oregano that needed a trim. Above: oregano and lettuces growing in a repurposed box frame Below: freshly harvested oregano, mint, basil, and cilantro I also had a few tomatoes, Vidalia onions, and garlic. I … Continue reading Herbed Caccia e Pepe

Warm Thoughts…

These were some of the first videos posted on YouTube by A Slice of Southern Illinois on the Slices of Southern Illinois channel. It was a few summers ago, extremely hot, and as usual, the AC didn't work in the house we were renting. The oven may or may not have been working, but when … Continue reading Warm Thoughts…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Since I had spent the past year kicking cancer's butt, I didn't grow as much fresh produce or herbs as I once did last summer. However, I did grow a few of my beloved San Marzano tomatoes (plants from the Carbondale Farmer's Market,) basil, a bit of oregano and rosemary-- and a lot of mint. … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?

Cucumber Chef Salad

I have been craving cucumbers since I watched Katie Lee make a yummy cucumber salad (I know it is yummy because I made a version of it at home...) on "The Kitchen" last weekend. So, I packed a cucumber with my salad fixings for my lunch yesterday. Unfortunately, I forgot my lettuce. This actually turned … Continue reading Cucumber Chef Salad