The enchanting colors of Autumn are beginning to make their appearance. The beautiful colors remind me of harvest and make me crave Beef Barley soup, squash and hearty leafy greens and sometimes grilled cheese and apple butter on dark rye. So, I prepared lasagna. Not my typical hearty meat and sauce lasagna; instead a decadent harvest lasagna. I used a beautiful butternut squash from my dear friends garden, and some Swiss chard that was...Read More
The summer is coming to an end, school is in session and I’m feeling a slight chill in the morning air. Ahhh… I’m loving this time of year. I did manage to freeze a fair amount of my farmer’s market finds, but if I’d really been on top of things I would’ve canned some produce as well. I’d like to think I’m super woman. It looks like I’ve fallen short this year. Bummer. The drizzly...Read More
My idea of flying with Ranger Craig is a trip over to the islands, to visit one of the fabulous Farmer’s Markets. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fair weather flyer. A fair weather flyer that likes to land on a nice black top runway. A runway with lots of space. But Ranger Craig had a new idea this past weekend. Yep, he talked me into another one of his adventure flights. I’m always in for some fun, but testing the...Read More
Asian Style Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Sauteed Sweet Onions … and a trip to Lopez Island Farmer’s Market!
I’m a Farmer’s Market obsessed mad woman this summer. It all started with the lovely flight over to Orcas Island this past June. Oh yeah, that’s the one that got me going. On the flight back home from Orcas, I turned to my hunky pilot (new name for Ranger Craig) and said “I think you should fly me to a different Farmer’s market every weekend”. I think I made him smile. Ranger Craig has obliged my request...Read More
During the summer Ranger Craig and I become the flying foodies. Every fair weather weekend (because you know I’m a fair weather flyer) we hop in our Cessna 182, Charlie as we like to call her, and fly to enticing locales in search of the most delectable food Washington State has to offer. And if we’re feeling really adventurous, we might skip on over to Oregon or maybe even Idaho. Whoo Hoo! The Bennett’s are livin large....Read More
Many years ago, when I first met Ranger Craig, he told me one of his favorite pastimes was flying. I remember saying “that’s so nice”. Never imagining, not even in my wildest dreams, that someday I’d actually fly with him. My first flight in our little single engine plane was over the desert from Arizona to California. The air was hot and kickin up a fuss, and it was rocking our single engine cherokee around like a...Read More