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 […]

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, […]

Locavore Love Cornsticks

Here is the first promised cornbread recipe featuring Shagbark’s stone ground corn and spelt flours. Might I suggest making it to go with the Shagbark turtle beans recipe I posted previously–that’s what we had for dinner last night and it was a hit with Kat, Zak and Brittney, not to mention, myself. To give you […]

What Do You Do When Your Turkey Is Too Big?

Well, if you live at my house and you were blessed with a turkey too big for the number of guests at your Thanksgiving dinner, you strip what extra meat you want from the bird, pop the rest in a pot, make stock and then…make jambalaya. (I grew up in a household where we used […]

(Mostly) Local Autumn Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

(Are we still doing “Meatless Monday?” I’ve been out of the loop for so long, I have no idea. Just in case, here is a meatless salad for y’all to enjoy.) I think there must be something a bit backwards in the way that I am wired. Most people eat more salads in the summer […]

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