Summer Strawberry And Snap Pea Salad

Mixing and matching fruit and vegetables in salads is great fun; it’s even more fun when the combinations are suggested by what is ripe that moment in your garden. Strawberries and snap peas both ripened in my garden plot at the same time, though I have to admit that the strawberries pictured above didn’t come […]

Indian-Appalachian Fusion: Spiced Creamed Peas and New Potatoes (With an Aside on the Creative Process)

I always knew it was early summer when creamed peas and new potatoes appeared on Grandma’s dining room table. Peas and new potatoes are ready at the same exact time, so there’s the seasonal reason the two are classically paired; it just also happens that the two taste perfect and heavenly together, much better than […]

Miniature Chevre and Sour Cherry Cheesecakes

I got the idea of making chevre and sour cherry cheesecake from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. They have a flavor called “Goat Cheese with Red Cherries” that is one of my very favorite of their summer ice creams–it’s rich, creamy, tangy and fruity all at once. When Zak and I were in Columbus last week, […]

Meatless Monday: Summer Squash Gratin with Herbs and Smoked Goat Cheddar

I love summer squash, and always have. When I was a kid, I liked to pick the tiny ones from the garden and eat their creamy, lightly flavored flesh raw. I used to stick them in my pockets to carry on my farm adventures with me, along with a handful of raw green beans, some […]

Grilling Asparagus

So, I’ve been quiet recently, and that means I have lots of great recipes to share because I did cook while I was quiet, but didn’t write them down. So, a flurry of recipes will be coming your way in the next few days. (By the way, the quiet is because I had a bad […]

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