My first jelly. Hooray! And (for better or worse) another example of how an “oops” can become a win. I set out to make Hot Pepper Jelly and (eventually) ended up with a delicious jelly AND a tasty syrup. This all began with the Food in Jars online Mastery Challenge. Every month challenge participants make a new kind of preserve—January … Continue reading
It’s month two of the Food in Jars Canning Challenge–and I’m still psyched. This time I’ve made Home Cured Gravlax (Salmon). If you’re not familiar with gravlax, it is (per Wikipedia) “a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill. Gravlax is usually served as an appetizer, sliced thinly and accompanied by … a dill and mustard … Continue reading
Whew! Are you as tired as I am? Rousing parties, holiday shows and fancy cooking are all fun–but non-stop activity can take a toll. Even a food blogger can need a cooking break! So, with New Year’s Eve on the horizon, I am sharing a super easy meatball & mozzarella appetizer. The idea comes from my teenage nieces who made … Continue reading
I think they may be the breakout vegetable of the season. I am talking the colorful small peppers you see all over Pinterest and farmers markets. And lucky for me in my CSA boxes! I’ve been popping them into salads, but today I turned them into Sausage Stuffed Mini Peppers. It’s football Sunday after all!
Tasty and cute. Easy. Healthy even. Can’t beat that in an appetizer. Like this Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Slices. Omega-3 fats, like those found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, are all over the news today. Consume twice weekly and your heart, joints, you-name-it, will thank you.
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. Yup that’s pretty much where I was until I created this recipe … Continue reading
Gotta love summer entertaining. From picnics to cookouts to toasting s’mores, the living is easy–and lots of fun! My very favorite warm weather treat is drinks and appetizers on the patio. Charcuturie plates, cheese platters and trays of hors d-oeuvres like Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta are perfect go-to summer dishes! Prosciutto Caprese Bruschetta is an appetizer of prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and … Continue reading
Wild harvesting is a joy—full of treasures from violets to berries. Better still, it comes with a stroll in nature, even if just to the backyard! Spring is my favorite foraging season; after barren winter, an edible discovery is a wonder. My most recent “find” is a small harvest of wild ramps which I used to make a Wild Ramp … Continue reading
Have you seen the PBS series New Scandinavian Cooking? Besides some of the most breathtaking scenery ever, there’s a lot of fine cooking going on! When I saw them make burgers out of chopped salmon I was intrigued. I even meant to give it a try. But life got busy and I never followed up. A year or so later, … Continue reading
Growing up with a Danish mother, my childhood lunches or dinners regularly included liver pate (or leverpostej as we knew it). My siblings would gobble it down, considering it a treat, and I would eat just enough to take the edge off my hunger or ask for tuna fish. Yes, this was not the part of my heritage I most … Continue reading