Something I’ve always thought both charming and annoying about cooking for a food publication whether it be this little blog or a big publication like Cooks Illustrated, is that you have to cook on a publication schedule, not seasonally. In terms of turkey this means that Cooks Illustrated is testing and finalizing Thanksgiving recipes in […]
In my last post I promised you a new recipe. This is one I developed while trying to come up with a recipe to use the delicious Happy Valley Rewarewa Honey provided me by the company. It was delicious honey, and works well in this recipes. However, it’s a waste of good honey to use […]
Leftovers are brilliant, but what’s even better is repurposing them into something completely different. If you live in New England, there is a decent chance that your Thanksgiving leftovers include at least a small bowl of Butternut squash. It may even be already mashed. If so, there is also a good chance you everything you need […]
I saw the cutest little squash the other day at the store and I knew I had to make them. They were Honeynut squash, a new breed developed at Cornell University, are about the size of a baking potato and several times sweeter than standard Butternut squash. When I saw them I immediately thought of […]
I’m going to take a break from Piemonte and Italy for a post to share my Father’s Day recipe with you. Yes, it has an Italian name, gelato, but I call it that not because it is at all an Italian recipe, but because by definition it is too lean to be ice cream and […]
Last week on Facebook (we are friends on Facebook, right?), I posted a short list of the fruit desserts and asked others to add to them. Fourteen desserts were on the list. Together we came up with about a dozen more. Like the true food geek that I am, I took that list and kept […]
You may wonder how to go about creating an original recipe. Sometimes it’s combining ingredients that just seem to go together to create something delicious (I hope). Other times it takes research, long thought and experimentation. For these granola bars, I started by finding what other people did. Here is a list of some granola […]
In summer when the corn is sweet and juicy, you need to add very little to make it perfect. This salad takes two classics, corn salad and succotash and melds them into one lovely summer dish. Pillowy butter beans and sweet corn are tossed with a simple buttermilk dressing. It’s summer and it’s southern. Happiness.