Recipes plus stories about a small farm in Oregon, family traditions, a lost dog, finding love & managing bad manners. * Tips for entertaining a crowd & entertainment for a rainy afternoon. * Advice about cooking, guests & using your porch. * A chapter about making paella in the kitchen or over an open fire. * A chapter about Christmas cookies featuring favorites from Germany & Denmark. * Introductions to Bathtub Barbie & the Crow Farm Band. * More than 200 recipes, including meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seviche, bouillabaisse, the legendary brownies, several "cures," marmalade, muffins, Caesar salad, borscht, exploding rice, olivada, chicken soup, lentils, baked tomatoes, broccoli salad, applesauce & a steamed cranberry pudding with fireworks. * A peek into the pantry, recipes for children's birthday parties, food sins, words of wisdom, poems & a reminder about roosters. * Travel stories & advice from travelers. * Meet Sniffy, the Judge, Mark's mouse, Aunt Lucille & many others.