Pickles

Pickles As cucumber plants go crazy, I do too … in the kitchen making pickles. Lately it’s been Bread and Butter, which are sweet and seasoned with mustard seeds, turmeric and celery seeds. Later I will be making dills, which are the standard for placing beside a sandwich. The tartness is pucker-worthy but just right…

Cauliflower and Cheese

Cauliflower and Cheese I have been harvesting fresh cauliflower from my garden for weeks. It is a wonderful reminder of how much I love this versatile vegetable. Most of the time, I sprinkle it with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and pop it into the oven to roast. It’s super easy and the…

Fast Pesto Dip

Fast Pesto Dip We are in the countdown to Christmas and you don’t have oodles of extra time to spare. To the rescue is this super simple, incredibly fast and delicious dip that you can throw together in a snap with ingredients you probably have on hand. Serve it with some peppered Carr’s crackers and…

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

We tend to think of grated big green heads of cabbage when slaw is mentioned. But one of the smallest members of that same family yields an equally delicious end product.  Think Brussels sprouts … the perfect cabbage size for Barbie as we would have said in childhood. And thanks to the food processor, it…

Crock Pot Stock

Crock Pot Stock I have always loved making stock. It’s like the original recycling project in the kitchen. You take odds and ends that are lingering in your produce bin and if you want to make it from meat, you add bones and scraps from that as well. Then after water is added and it…

Smoked Bologna

My bologna has a first name, it’s S-M-O-K-E! My bologna has a second name, it’s Y-U-M-M-Y! OK, so maybe my jingle-writing hero (Barry Manilow) would not appreciate my change of his tune, but it’s true. And when you try it for yourself, you’ll agree. For all of you meat lovers out there looking for a…

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant Other than ice cream and Jell-O, I’m not sure there is anything that doesn’t taste better when prepared on the grill. I have been harvesting my supply from the back yard all summer and nearly all of it hits the greatest outdoor appliance of all time. This recipe is super quick and easy,…