Freezing Tomatoes

August is the time when fresh tomatoes are at their peak. My garden plants are yielding an armload every few days. As much as I love munching them, the excess has to be dealt with. I love homemade canned salsa, but I also make sure I have plenty of stewed tomatoes in my freezer for…

French Martini

I love martini glasses. They are elegant and beautiful, especially when filled with a fun summer cocktail. At a recent gathering, I decided it was a good time to start the evening off with French Martinis. Supposedly this recipe was created especially for Chambord Raspberry Liqueur and it is fabulous. Give it a try for…

Orchard Fresh Peach Cake

Fresh peaches are such a delight! I have been using them in cobblers, fried pies and ice cream, but now it’s time for cake. I love this recipe from Farm Fresh Southern Cooking (page 192) and used it with strawberries in the spring. It has little bits of chopped fruit in every bite and makes…