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Fresh Dill Pickles

Fresh dill pickles

Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill  pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids with hot soapy water and you are ready to get to work.

Desserts Recipes

Rustic Berry Galette

Galettes are delicious. They are also incredibly versatile and can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits. Right now berries are plentiful and we had a surplus of strawberries and blueberries. Today, the youngest one and I made an improvised galette. This dish is so simple to make and it comes together in no time. Even non-bakers can pull this one off! The best part is it looks rustic and tastes delicious.

Eggs Main Dishes Recipes

Bruschetta Quiche

Finally, the chickens have returned to laying eggs on a regular basis. This is how I know spring is surely here! This week I found myself needing to use up eggs. My all time favorite way to use up eggs is to make quiche. Try serving this lighter variety quiche with a salad or a cup of soup. Either way, it’s delicious!

Main Dishes Recipes Soups

Homemade Mushroom and Rice Soup

mushroom and rice soup
I’ve been under the weather this past week and trying to resume eating. I haven’t really eaten anything in days and have decided to ease back into it with soups. I have always loved soups and this past week, I was inspired by Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers‘ link up to this week’s blog hop. I had the strength to gather what I needed at the grocery store to create a hearty, delicious soup that seemed to feel just right in my empty belly.

Desserts Recipes

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

snow ice cream

We were hit hard by the first blizzard of 2014. The winds were incredible and I could barely sleep a wink worrying about the chickens, how our 10 pound dog would manage in the snow drifts, and how to contain the excitement of two young children ready to pounce in the snow at first chance.

Main Dishes Recipes

Cheese Tortellini and Basil Bake

Yesterday, was one of those crazy, busy days and there did not seem to be enough time in the day. The majority of our day was occupied by a trip up to Boston. What should have been a 4 hour trip turned into a 7 hour ordeal. Exhausted, I came home and crashed. My son woke me up at 5:20pm. It was dark. I still had chicken chores to do and dinner to make. Days like that always call for easy dishes. I was craving comfort food and my Cheese Tortellini and Basil Bake was just what the doctor ordered!

Main Dishes Recipes Soups

Chicken Curry and Rice Soup

I have a deep love for Indian food. When we go out to eat it is almost always one of my favorite places to go. Last night, I was craving Indian food, but I was so wiped out from a most exhausting week that I was too tired to make the trip. So I decided to whip up my own version of a curry infused soup. My recipe did not disappoint. It was a bit spicy, savory, and delicious.  My son even asked for seconds!