Category: Appetizers

Asparagus Refrigerator Pickles

Asparagus Refrigerator Pickles

Asparagus ranks high among foods that should only be eaten in season. The quality and flavor of asparagus that’s in season in your area is far superior than supermarket asparagus any other time of year. It’s too bad asparagus season is short, maybe 4 or 5 weeks where we live. And, I eat loads of […]

June 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pickled Nectarines

Pickled Nectarines

In life, things you’ve not yet discovered lie patiently in wait for just the right moment to suddenly start nudging you from all directions, begging for attention. That’s exactly what happened to me with pickled fruit. Pickled fruit is something that didn’t occur to me until this summer. Then suddenly, I started seeing recipes for pickled […]

September 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crispy Refrigerator Pickles to the Rescue

Crispy Refrigerator Pickles to the Rescue

Here’s a stupid first world problem: I have too much fresh food. One of the biggest successes of my garden this year is the Satsuki Midori cucumber. Now that they’ve kicked into high gear, it’s not uncommon for me to harvest ten of these beauties at a time. When I planted my garden this spring, […]

July 25, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Feel Smugly Resourceful:  Two Fab Recipes for Chickpeas

Feel Smugly Resourceful: Two Fab Recipes for Chickpeas

I don’t really believe people when they say they don’t have time to cook with dried beans.  You see, dried beans don’t really take much active time on your part, but incorporating them into your recipe repertoire will require you to be somewhat forward-thinking.  That’s why I  advocate planning ahead and cooking an entire pound […]

March 8, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Best Butternut Squash Soup

Best Butternut Squash Soup

Eating soup makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a soft blanket.  This butternut squash soup is comfort in a bowl.  For busy cooks, like…everyone, soup is something to make when you have the time. For me, this is often not around dinner time, but instead, in the early mornings. It’s quiet, and the busy-ness of the […]

December 20, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

I like to do things on a small scale, and that includes entertaining.  I will never volunteer to be the hostess with the full house of people, all brushing elbows and balancing appetizers while trying to pour a cocktail.  My entertaining style mirrors my social style:  I like small gatherings that are relaxed, on the […]

November 28, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More