September 19, 2017

Fruit Compote

I had a pear, two apples and some strawberries. They were still fresh but just past their peak. What to do? Make a compote. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? It couldn't be easier. Fruit, a little … [Read more...]

Celery, Tomatoes and Potatoes

Celery is a vegetable that gets little respect. I like it not only in dishes, but all by itself. Years when I have a bumper crop of stalks (I only harvest the bunch at the end of the season), I … [Read more...]

Afghans – A Chocolate Biscuit

It all started with a tweet from a Kiwi. The person said after coffee and a chocolate afghan, they were ready to go to work. I could not let that pass. So I asked my Kiwi friends Pamela and … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken again? Turn "Ho-hum" into "Oh, yum!" with my easy and light version of chicken parmesan. Prep the chicken and the breadcrumbs in the morning or the night before and you can have this … [Read more...]

Farmers Market Slaw

This cool, crisp, refreshing recipe is slightly modified from one I got at the Hampden Farmers Market a couple weeks back: I substituted carrots for the apples. Why? Because one of the farmers … [Read more...]

Garlic Scapes

We had steamed garlic scapes sautéed with mushrooms and shrimp and served over a bed of rice for dinner the other night. It was absolutely delicious. My daughter planted the garlic last fall, … [Read more...]

Caramelized Veggies with Chicken and Sausage

A few potatoes in a bowl. A couple of zucchini in the crisper. A half a kielbasa in the freezer. Most of us have a fridge with little dishes of this, a couple pieces of that, but not enough to eat on … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pineapple Rhubarb Sauce

I love rhubarb season. I don't need anything special to make it special, just rhubarb. Well, make that a bit of sugar, too. Not sure how I would manage if I didn't add a bit of sugar to the bite of … [Read more...]

Frozen Peaches

Last summer, I got an invitation from a friend to come pick peaches (read about it here). It was a great deal of fun and the end result was baskets of peaches. I ate my fill of fresh ones, which … [Read more...]

Oat Pancakes

I came across the basis for this recipe about a year ago during the depths of winter and discovered that oat pancakes are pure comfort food. I've taken to calling them oatcakes, although that is … [Read more...]