August 2010

Fresh Three Bean Salad

August 30, 2010
Thumbnail image for Fresh Three Bean Salad

A couple of months ago a friend emailed me and asked what she could do with a case of canned green beans. Never mind why she had a case of canned green beans in the first place, I was stumped. Beyond the typical Thanksgiving green bean casserole (made with condensed soup and topped with canned fried […]

Read the full article →

Soft White Rolls

August 23, 2010
Thumbnail image for Soft White Rolls

A while back I needed to make some soft white rolls to go with some incredible smoked pulled pork my mother made. I searched the recesses of my brain…had I ever made rolls or buns before? Sure, but it had been a while and I needed to make enough for a crowd, in advance. So, […]

Read the full article →

Garden Update; Checking the Yields

August 16, 2010
Thumbnail image for Garden Update; Checking the Yields

It’s nearing the end of the summer and I’m wondering just how much has my garden produced after all the blood, sweat & tears (and water and money) I’ve poured into it. So far, the results have been pretty good (see below). It’s not done producing yet, though it does appear that some of the plants are nearing their end […]

Read the full article →

Hand Cut Pasta with Maitake Mushrooms and Squash Blossoms

August 9, 2010
Thumbnail image for Hand Cut Pasta with Maitake Mushrooms and Squash Blossoms

Last week I was given some Maitake mushrooms, also called Hen of the Woods mushrooms, and immediately started thinking up dishes where I could showcase their earthy goodness. Sometimes simple preparations are best; good sweet butter, fresh herbs, homemade pasta all compliment the star of the show; the mushroom. I added the squash blossoms because I […]

Read the full article →

Coffee Ice Cream

August 2, 2010
Thumbnail image for Coffee Ice Cream

I know, another ice cream recipe, so soon after the Strawberry Ice Cream? Yes, but it’s summer and there will be plenty of time for cakes, pies and cookies come fall and winter. In summer, all I want is cold and creamy ice cream. Coffee ice cream is one of my favorite flavors, and echos […]

Read the full article →