Please tell me it happens to you too! Do you ever get in a salad rut? Where the same ole same ole just won’t fit the bill anymore. Sometimes, the antidote to this problem can be as simple as presentation. Shake it up a bit and go ahead and add more ingredients than you normally would. Take a few extra minutes and fry some bacon. Then present the salad in an artistic manner, set the dinner table and stand back. The ohs and awhs from your family will delight and dinner will be exciting once again. [Keep reading...]
I am a Farmer’s Market addict. I have to go each Saturday. I need to see what has ripened since my last visit. The colors, smells and ultimately the tastes of the market captivate me. I just bought tomatoes, blackberries, corn, zucchini, peppers, peaches and cucumbers. I love it all, but I was especially thrilled with the big baskets of small cucumbers that are perfect for pickles. I now officially declare it “Pickle Season.”
I don’t mean those pickles that take effort, brining, and weeks of fermentation. Nope. I mean quick, easy, and ready – tomorrow pickles. [Keep reading...]
Summertime conjures up so many fond memories both of activities and food.
You can’t recall past summers and not remember peaches. The rosy, ripe jewels and that juice that drips from your chin to your toes. Awh, yes, when peaches are ripe and at their peak their is no better memory.
My peach memory from the summer of 2014 will be the South Carolina peaches that I enjoyed on the beach last week. We vacationed on Seabrook Island and many days were devoted to beach life. It was a sweet treat to enjoy a peach from my beach chair and not worry about the drippy mess. When I finished enjoying my peach, the ocean beckoned and cleared away any juicy evidence. [Keep reading...]