Cool Stuff – Appetizers
“Stuffed Squash Blossoms”

Toward the end of the season, when you have had your fill of garden squash, pick the blossoms that form on the vines before they bear fruit. They are less likely to mature into full fruit anyway as the weather gets colder, and the flowers themselves have a delicate squash flavor, so they are wonderful tossed in salads or deep fried and stuffed with delicious things. And if you aren’t […]

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“Buttered Radishes”

I recently had a biiiig party and the first thing I served was buttered radishes. I was actually sort of surprised by how much people loved them, I thought it was just a quirky thing that I liked a lot and wanted to add a whimsical touch to the dinner. But the truth is that buttered radishes are so simple yet so exotic. The peppery fresh flavor combined with that […]

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“Homemade Gift: Quince Membrillo”

It was a big quince harvest at Tulipwood this year. We make a lot of quince jelly every year, but I always long to dream up new and creative ideas for how to use all of these quinces. There have been years we have been so overwhelmed that we’ve sold them to the local health food store because we had all the jelly we could give away and eat for […]

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“5 Dove Recipes That Will Win Over Picky Eaters”

September marks the beginning of hunting season, and with it some of my favorite protein in the sky: dove. Most people haven’t tried dove before either because they don’t know any hunters or because they think they don’t like the taste of wild game. But we want to change that! Below are 5 tasty dove recipes that will win over even the most picky eaters. Trust us, people will be […]

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“Blueberry Pinot Noir Jam”

This summer I spent time at Tulipwood with my dad picking blueberries. After six years of growing them they are the best they have ever been. My dad taught me quite a few things while we were picking, for example: If you pick a green one eat it because they are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. You have to net the blueberry bushes of course, because the birds will eat […]

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“Thanksgiving Leftover Bites”

One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal is the leftovers for several days after. These Thanksgiving leftover bites are a perfect way to combine the sublime combination of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey into one compact appetizer sized bite. The recipe is infinitely scalable so can be increased depending on how many leftovers you have. And it is also versatile which means you can put pieces […]

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“Video: Farmer’s Cheese”

I have several homemade cheese recipes on this website as well as in my latest book “Modern Pioneering.” Well, I thought I’d also show you how to make it on video, since we all learn so differently don’t we… Here is the recipe for this cheese in case you want to make it ASAP after watching this video: Homemade Farmers Cheese

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“Video: Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese”

A few weeks ago I told you about my partnership with Riceland Foods, a farmer owned co-op based in Arkansas that distributes rice around the world. Not only do they donate rice for hunger relief around the world, but the farmers also produce a nutritious, economical, gluten free and delicious product that is probably already in your pantry and at the very least in a grocery store near you. Today […]

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“Dove & Fig Kabobs”

Raise your hand if you’ve been dove hunting this fall. I have been and I’ve been eating lots ‘o dove. I think the doves know it because the other day I came home to put this recipe in the oven and I looked out my glass door onto the deck and a dove had run into it and was just laying there. What does it mean? That they’re trying to […]

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“Blistered Figs with Marsala and Gorgonzola Cream”

Guys + Gals, here is my latest video for you today, all about the fig, my favorite fruit that deserves a lot of celebrating this time of year. This simple, luscious dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert. It tastes and appears more complicated than it really is. The salty Gorgonzola tempered by the whipped cream and paired with the warm, caramelized figs is sublime. Give it a […]

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