farro, cherry & walnut salad

Summer is here and the calendar is already populated with BBQ’s so I’m always looking for an addition to the table that I will know will be unique in the sea of potato and pasta options. It also helps me

farro, cherry & walnut salad

Summer is here and the calendar is already populated with BBQ’s so I’m always looking for an addition to the table that I will know will be unique in the sea of potato and pasta options. It also helps me

spicy bacon + brew muffins

Dear Cooking Light, I clearly owe you an apology. Somewhere in the early 2000’s, I’m guessing it was, “light” food became synonymous with “boring” in my book. I turned my back on you for perceivably more gourmand magazines like Bon Appétit and Gourmet, Cook’s Illustrated,

spicy bacon + brew muffins

Dear Cooking Light, I clearly owe you an apology. Somewhere in the early 2000’s, I’m guessing it was, “light” food became synonymous with “boring” in my book. I turned my back on you for perceivably more gourmand magazines like Bon Appétit and Gourmet, Cook’s Illustrated,

diy ginger beer

Apparently I’m on a fermentation kick. My last post was on homemade sauerkraut for those homemade bratwursts my hubbie had made and what else is a crucial part of summer? Well, for me, that would be an icy cold Dark &

diy ginger beer

Apparently I’m on a fermentation kick. My last post was on homemade sauerkraut for those homemade bratwursts my hubbie had made and what else is a crucial part of summer? Well, for me, that would be an icy cold Dark &

diy sauerkraut

My husband, Devin, and his buddies got together a few weeks ago to make homemade bratwurst and with summer season upon us now, I see plenty of weekends with the dogs on the grill. For me, the perfect accompaniment is stone-ground

diy sauerkraut

My husband, Devin, and his buddies got together a few weeks ago to make homemade bratwurst and with summer season upon us now, I see plenty of weekends with the dogs on the grill. For me, the perfect accompaniment is stone-ground

cha-cha-cha-chia

Fine Cooking magazine runs a segment on what to do when you have succumbed to the lure of the club store and are now left contemplating a five pound bag of Brussels sprouts or vat of olives. But where are they now that

cha-cha-cha-chia

Fine Cooking magazine runs a segment on what to do when you have succumbed to the lure of the club store and are now left contemplating a five pound bag of Brussels sprouts or vat of olives. But where are they now that

the blackberry project

I consider myself lucky to live in a place where garages aren’t the face of the neighborhood. Those neighborhoods where people hit the opener as they are pulling up and again when they have pulled in – living a life where

the blackberry project

I consider myself lucky to live in a place where garages aren’t the face of the neighborhood. Those neighborhoods where people hit the opener as they are pulling up and again when they have pulled in – living a life where

strawberry rhubarb crisp… only frozen

The enthusiasm of the rhubarb plants in the garden is hard to ignore – almost as hard as the not-so-subtle suggestions from my husband that I make something with it – so when planning a menu for a recent dinner party, strawberry rhubarb

strawberry rhubarb crisp… only frozen

The enthusiasm of the rhubarb plants in the garden is hard to ignore – almost as hard as the not-so-subtle suggestions from my husband that I make something with it – so when planning a menu for a recent dinner party, strawberry rhubarb