Just a few miles off busy Interstate 81 in western Virginia is stretch of quiet and peaceful rural farmland. Interstate 81 is the main highway and corridor that takes hundreds of travelers between the northern states and south states. We took a side trip off the interstate to a country store deep in the heart of farmland by Dayton Virginia. It’s a different lifestyle. Continue reading
Eat your vegetables! Sweet peas are one of the first vegetables to ripen in a summer garden and the flavor of fresh boiled sweet peas can’t be beat. Here’s a recipe for a Sweet Pea Salad that is just as tasty all year around when made with either fresh, frozen or canned sweet peas. It’s a great way to serve a vegetable at meals, buffet or picnic.
Let’s cook something new: Tomatillo Salsa Verde. I had never heard of a tomatillo until our local newspaper published a recipe for enchiladas with a green sauce made with tomatillos. l’m always ready for a challenge and not only made the recipe but attempted to grow tomatillos in my garden last summer. Continue reading