• Blackberry Manhattans 07/22/2016 Blackberry Manhattan and blackberry syrupI’m here to wish you Happy Summer! Since we’re together, how about I make us a celebratory cocktail? We should toast the ACTUAL most wonderful time of the year, so I’m thinking Blackberry Manhattans are fitting. First I need to pick some blackberries and whip up some fresh blackberry syrup. Want to help? extra slaw…
  • Summer Encore, Chipotle Pickled Okra 09/16/2015 pickled_okraSeptember is okra month. As days get shorter most okra varieties send out a surge of seedpods just before their leaves begin to yellow, wilt, and drop from their stalks. That makes the next few weeks your best and last chance to make pickled okra if you’re going to. And I think you should. extra slaw…
  • Pickled Watermelon, A Russian Delight 08/07/2015 WMPkl-Floating-1My first taste of Russian watermelon pickles sent me on a search for the perfect recipe. A simple dill and celery laced brine is all it takes to amplify watermelon’s sweet and fresh flavor. Pickled watermelon embodies the savors of summer and I’m here to spread the word! extra slaw…
  • The Pressed Picnic Sandwich with Tapenade—Vinaigrette 07/16/2015 Sandwich-MainSideHere’s a make-ahead sandwich that positively gets better after a day or two under pressure. Make it before the weekend (or a trip or a pot luck), then you’re home free. Whatever you decide to do for the next two or three days—hike, bike, float, or drive—you can truly be fancy free because there’s a ... extra slaw…