Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Garden Planning and Planting


A great garden harvest starts very early in January and that plan should be into action by February. I start planning my garden's  early in January when we can only dream about spring and warm weather. When the plan is set, it goes on paper in my Garden Journal.  I am always excited about making the garden plan and then planting the little seeds that will produce such wonderful vegetables.

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Garden Planning and Planting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pressure Cooker Southern Split Pea and Ham Soup


I always save some of the Baked Country Ham for this soup. The flavor of this soup when cooked in the pressure cooker is fantastic. Making the Split Pea Soup in the pressure cooker makes a very smooth soup. The peas dissolve into a puree, without putting it into a blender and no soaking the peas the night before. This is a Southern Split Pea and Ham Soup that has been passed down in our family and adapted to the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Southern Split Pea and Ham Soup at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-18-18


I like to keep a current inventory of my cold bins, pantry and freezer, it really helps when planning my weekly meals and making the marketing list.   I went out to the barn earlier this morning to check out my root vegetable inventory, we keep our fall harvest vegetables in cold bins through the winter. I can tell that spring will soon be here because I am starting to run out of some items. I sure am glad that you stopped to have tea with me while we work on this meal plan, its always fun to be in the kitchen with a friend.


Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Full Plate Thursday # 367


Happy Valentine Day

Its nice to think about a nice warm fire with a cozy dinner table waiting for us, on this very cold Valentine Day. Come on in and find a place at the table we are going to have some fabulous dishes to share today. Be sure and check out the features from last week and stop by those awesome bloggers to say hello. It is always good to see you here and thanks so much for coming to share with us today!

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mini Heirloom Tomato & Rice Salad


We grow our own heirloom tomatoes in the summer garden, and fortunately our local market carries them the year round. This is a salad mix that works so well with fish and chicken dishes. It is a very versatile recipe that I sometimes use the base of the tomato mix as a Bruschetta topper. This mix has the best flavor and can even be served as a stand alone tomato salad. I love this recipe and hope you enjoy it!


Mini Heirloom Tomato & Rice Salad at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lemon Caper Salmon


We live a long way from a stream where wild Salmon are running and wild Salmon are the catch of the day. Most of the Salmon we have is frozen and occasionally we will have fresh Salmon, but it is very expensive. The Salmon that I am using for this recipe today was frozen wild Salmon. I love this recipe with a great marinade of lemons and caper's that goes on top of the fillets to make this flavorful fish. This is a very simple, healthy recipe and for us a very special meal.


Lemon Caper Salmon at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Whats For Dinner Next Week 2-11-18

Making meal plans for holidays are always fun and this week we are planning for Valentine Day. If the day falls on a week night, then I ask my husband what he would like and then I try to make it special. If the day falls on the weekend, then I know that we will be going out to dinner. As I look out over the pasture this morning it is solid white and really beautiful, with the heavy frost covering everything, it is very cold here, so I am thinking of food that warms the tummy and the soul. Oh my lets get this meal plan started, I could chat all morning.

Whats For Dinner Next Week at Miz Helen's Country Cottage