I’m Lorrie, and I’m in the kitchen a lot.  I’m in the garden a lot.  With our often wet weather in the Willamette Valley, I’m in my kitchen, looking out the window at the garden a lot!

There are so many things that I love (and that I’ll probably write about at some point), but food—REAL food—is very important to me.  Not just eating to sustain life, but cooking beautiful, nourishing—and, let’s be honest here, occasionally rich and decadent—meals for people that I love.  I grew up in a family where cooking and eating was (and still is) important, including what was brought home by the hunter-gatherers of the clan.  We rarely ate out, and if we did, it was at a local family-style Italian restaurant where the owners and staff knew my parents and us kids by name.

To me, ‘fast food’ is fruit, and ‘take-out’ means that you ‘take’ your plate ‘out’ to the patio.   

So let’s pour a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine depending on the time of day) and chat…about food, about wine, about our gardens, about our children, about our pets (there’s a cat draped over my keyboard as I type this), about life!

I can’t wait to hear from you, so until then, enjoy!
And thanks for stopping by!



16 thoughts on “About”

  1. Very proud of you. Miss you… And your lemon curd too!

    • Thanks Suzette! I wish I’d thought of doing the lemon curd when I was creating the Wild Blackberry Scone recipe…oh well…another entry for another day!

  2. Oh yay! You have a cooking and gardening blog 🙂 I look forward to try all the yummy recipes especially the baking ones. Yum 🙂 You need to come over for coffee sometime! Love and hugs!

  3. Hi Lorrie! I’m so glad you did find me! It looks like you have a gorgeous view out your window! Lucky you! I look forwarding to visiting your blog often! CC

  4. Toni Slate said:

    Lorrie Thank you for being a breath of fresh air and reminding me of my life on the prairie and my gardens. I look forward to revisting your beautiufl blog! Toni xxx

  5. You have a wonderful blog, I just discovered it.
    I’m happy to be your new follower.

  6. I’m looking forward to stopping by your gem of a blog again soon. It’s great that you connect gardening + cooking. I live in a city – so a garden is a novel concept!

    Stop by my blog sometime: http://pistachiojar.wordpress.com/


  7. I always enjoy your great posts!

    • Thank so much! I really appreciate your kind words and the support. By the way, I was just thinking about you…my son is bringing me some new cactus from Texas, and I can’t wait to write about them so you can see them!

  8. AWESOME!!!

  9. I’ve had fun checking out your blog this morning, and look forward to reading more! Have a happy Friday 🙂

    • Hi Caran! Thanks for stopping by, and for the follow. I dropped by your blog, and went straight to your “Good Bye, Peach Tree” post! I talk to my trees too, and have figs AND an Italian Prune that I had to nurse back to health when some marauding cows decimated it.
      Hoping for a wonderful gardening season for us both…

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