5 Ways to Stretch Out Summer

24 Aug

Fig Jam
1)  Roast it.   It’s time to roast some more marshmallows before the Summer S’mores are no more, and not just for dessert this time. 2) Plant it.   A potted basil is so easy to grow and on   [. . .]

The Fig

17 Aug

Fish & Fig copy
  Last week, the husband of a friend of our family passed away from late-stage cancer. I struggled to settle with this good life passing so early, the second one this year in our life circle, each one passing within months after their    [. . .]

Gin-Poached Foraged Figs & Strawberry Salad

12 Aug

Gin Poached Figs & Strawberry Salad
  Foraging is secret #2 on my list of 10 Antidotes for Civilization and the summer figs are finally ripe for the picking. Phineas and I collected our first bounty from two fig trees overhanging into our local soccer field, heavy w   [. . .]

Life’s a Peach!

6 Aug

Peach Pie
Today is a first for Following Breadcrumbs! Eeeeeeeeeeeee! Take a peek at my guest post on the lovely design & lifestyle blog of French by Design. While you’re there, read all about Si, the fascinating curator    [. . .]

Mini Sweet Potato Muffins

29 Jul

Sweet Potato Muffins Cooling
Some days are reserved for cooking adventures in disguise. I wonder if there’s a lovely french phrase for this type of cooking? Here’s a tasty snack that even the über healthy Dr. Mark Burhenne at Ask The Dentist can g   [. . .]

10 Antidotes for Civilization

22 Jul

Shipyard-View
When the daily grind sets into overdrive, and there’s not a summer escape in sight, or that vacation has already been spent, and you’re longingly wanting it back . . . . . try a few of these small daily respites to kick start th   [. . .]

The Hedgerow Martini

16 Jul

Turkish Cup & Hedgerow Martini
  Summer time is hot weather & cool cocktail time!  Check your pantry for the following ingredients.  Foraged elderberries or blackberries?  You betcha!  We made elderberry syrup right here just last m   [. . .]

The Green River & A Pineapple Upside Down Cake

13 Jul

Ben Overlooking
Five days and four nights on the Green River in the Desolation Canyon of Utah is a superb antidote to civilization and a refreshing reminder that “on the river, there are no problems, only inconveniences.” That’s what our    [. . .]

Spoonful of Elderberries

22 Jun

Pouring Pancake Syrup
  Castor oil is a centuries-old household remedy with demonstrated immune stimulating and antiviral properties. Once upon a time, a misbehaving child was punished with a spoonful of castor oil.  It’s foul tasting!  Than   [. . .]

Artisan Bread Making

15 Jun

La Boule
  I will never take freshly baked bread for granted again. The work and time it takes to produce the perfect crumb, raw dough gently massaged in the cup of one’s hands, back and forth, a gentle weaving rhythm – it’s a   [. . .]