Archive for May, 2014

My asparagus patch is really producing this year. We have eaten asparagus almost daily. Even though we blanch it, roast it, grill it, and stir-fry it, we are getting tired of it! Asparagus doesn’t freeze well as it turns to mush so we eat it while we have it. I   Read More ...

Summer sides almost always include a mayonnaise or oil-based dressing, and usually some type of macaroni. Well that is easy to change and still have a side-dish that is easy, tasty, and a hit with everyone. The nice thing about couscous as a side in warm weather is that it   Read More ...

Rhubarb is used in pies, muffins, breads, cakes, and a ton of desserts. Okay, I also use it in salsa. But never, never, have I tried it in cookies. Rhubarb cookies intrigued me as soon as the thought entered my food brain and I played with different ingredients until I   Read More ...

Barbeque chicken is one of my favorite grilled foods. I don’t have it often, but when I do I like to keep the skin on so it is really crispy and loaded with flavor. I don’t make it too often, as I know every time I do I eat a   Read More ...

Ah yes you history and food lovers, you can have your pie and eat it too.  Rhubarb was very often referred to as Pie Plant. Why? Well, of course because back years ago it was always put in pies and it was one of the first fresh fruits available after a   Read More ...

This pasta dish is just plain yummy. It is a bit spicy, a bit rich, and more than a bit good. Morels are delicious, wild mushrooms that have a wonderful flavor and texture. Spring flea or farmer markets often have morels for sale. These wild mushrooms are hard to find   Read More ...

A fruit clafouti is a French, egg-rich dish that can work for a dessert or better yet, as a breakfast or brunch dish that is a bit different than most. Kids love this for breakfast and a clafouti is a great way to pack your kids with protein before they   Read More ...

Radishes are one of the first vegetables to be harvested by most gardeners. Their crispy, colorful, flesh is relished as a sign more good food will be coming from the garden soon. Radishes are delicious sautéed in a bit of olive oil and rosemary, and of course they are so   Read More ...

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