Jul 24, 2016
Have you heard the joke about zucchini? Something like… in the city you need to lock your car doors to keep people from stealing your car. In the country, you need to lock your car to keep people from leaving zucchini on your back seat. Ba dum bum.
Cajun Zucchini Fritters, served
Yup that’s pretty much where I was until I created this recipe for Cajun zucchini fritters. Continue Reading →
Jul 21, 2016
Last week one of my CSAs practically apologized for their bounty of beautiful greens. Imagine that! No need to apologize, thank you, for sharing a box overflowing with fresh goodness! I’ll just freeze kale with prosciutto and turn a bunch of lettuce into a mushroom & lettuce omelet.
Mushroom & Lettuce Omelet
As gardeners know, spinach, the classic omelet green, is not a fan of summer. When the heat arrives, it bolts, producing seeds and turning bitter. So in the past I resolved, in the true spirit of seasonal eating, to cross spinach omelets off the menu when the thick of summer arrived. Continue Reading →
Jul 17, 2016
Scones are one of my very favorite breakfasts. Also a beloved snack with tea! So when I got a (20 lb) case of fresh sweet cherries, I set my sights on making Cherry Maple Pecan Scones.
Cherry Maple Pecan Scones
Now one of the big problems with scones is that many recipes are not exactly healthy. They get their delicate crumb from a lot of butter that melts as they cook making air pockets. Unfortunately… butter=high in saturated fat=high in calories. Continue Reading →
Jul 13, 2016
I was hungry and tired and my spirits were low,
For I got neither whiskey nor cordial.
I hadn’t heard the old Irish folksong in years, but making Elderflower Cordial brought it back. Although I doubt the down-on-his-luck farmhand was thinking of non-alcoholic elderflower cordial, I like a straight fruit or flower syrup which gives me the option to have a boozy drink, or not.
Ever since I got a soda stream a while back (not an affiliate), I have been a homemade soda monster. If it grows, I’ll boil it with sugar and water, strain, and top the resulting syrup with fizzy water. It all started on my diet last year, when I realized that if I didn’t stay hydrated, I was going to stay chubby. Now it’s taken on a life of its own. Continue Reading →