Adding Nutrition with Dehydrated Vegetables (a.k.a. Hiding Vegetables) | Make Ahead Monday

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how to get  their picky kids’ to eat vegetables. I have finally decided to address it, but before I get into that, please allow me to backtrack a moment. I had it going on, friends. My two eldest boys would try everything and anything [Read On]

Salted Pepita Brittle | Homemade Candy

Yeah. I know. It’s not OFFICIALLY fall yet, but PEOPLE. I can’t wait one more second. The breezes are decidedly turning into gusty fall ones. The sky is taking on that gun-metal hue. The leaves are changing colour and I. Want. Fall. Food. So, I’m sorry if you’re in the “TOO SOON” camp, but this [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]

Whiskey Peach Cobbler: Last Minute Dessert

Up here in rural New York, we are diving head-first into peach season. I have a half bushel sitting on my counter staring at me right now, and I’m tucking peaches into just about every jar, mouth, and dish that I can. Whiskey and peaches are a match made in heaven. Sweet, perfumed, juicy peaches [Read On]

Cherry Habanero Lime Jam

While working my way through the sixty pounds of cherries I had ordered from the Amish store, I got to the point where I was making jam. On a whim, I minced and tossed a little fresh habanero pepper into my regular cherry lime jam. Whoa. It was so good I made everyone in the [Read On]

Watermelon Lime Sorbet, Frozen Watermelon Margaritas and a Mocktail

I love Independence Day. Maybe it has something to do with my ever so slight problem with authority. (I can hear my dad and mom laughing from here.) Maybe it’s because the hair stands up on my arms and a chill runs down my spine every time I hear a snare drum and a patriotic [Read On]

Pickled Garlic Scapes | Make Ahead Monday

I’m a pickle fiend. You may or may not know that every summer I put up in the neighborhood of eight dozen jars of garlic dill pickles. I also put up bread and butter pickles, dilly green beans, dill relish, bread and butter relish, Sweet and Spicy Asian pickled carrots, and other pickled goodies like [Read On]

Roasted Beet Dip and Homemade Za’atar | Make Ahead Mondays

Roasted Beets and Za’atar… maybe not what you thought you wanted to start your Monday with, but I assure you these are two incredible tastes that do marvelous things together. Ready to dive into some hot pink good stuff? Yum and YUM! That’s what I think when I look at these pictures, but I have [Read On]