Summertime and the living is easy, right?! The dog days of August call for a refreshing, mint drink that will equip you to enjoy these last days and hours before the hustle and bustle of school and activities begin again. Take time right now to make this Mojito Slushy. I promise that you will be glad that you did. Mint is easy to gather these days. If you aren’t already growing mint in your herb garden, ask friends and neighbors, for by now mint has taken over the garden, the yard and anything in between. [Keep reading...]
Summer cooking should be fun and relaxed. It has been so hot and humid here that no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen—but the summer produce is at its height. Mouthwatering, sweet, and juicy. The Saturday farmers’ market is bursting with local farmers showcasing berries, tomatoes, peaches and corn. How can you use all of those wonderful summer treasures and keep it easy?
A galette is one answer. It is the simplest, no-fuss way to enjoy all of the flavors without the hassle. A galette is supposed to look rustic—which means it should not look perfect. (Don’t you love French terms that sound gourmet but really are simple!) [Keep reading...]
It seems like clockwork each summer–fresh peaches equals pie or cobbler.
After visiting the farmers market and selecting the best peaches we could find it was definitely cobbler time. Lots of wonderful childhood memories pop into mind when the word cobbler is mentioned. You may look at this picture and say cobbler? I don’t think so. [Keep reading...]
Each Saturday morning I am at the local farmers market. I have to be there. I love the fresh produce. I love every part of it—the flavor, the sights, sounds, people, everything.
It is amazing how the fresh offerings change week by week. One week there isn’t corn anywhere, and the next week, each stand is stacked high with fresh corn right from the garden. Or melons. Or lettuce or peppers or whatever. Oh, the difference a week makes. Then suddenly, that fruit or veggie you were counting on is gone and you have to wait a whole year. Sure the grocery store may have some, but not that really great, fresh, juicy flavor you love. [Keep reading...]