Articles Tagged with: sugar

Pickled Peppers

These are the peppers from my garden this year. You can call me Peter Piper. Thank you. Pickled Peppers: The truth is, that they were planted by my brother’s mischievous friend Francesco. But Francesco dropped off the radar screen sometime in mid-summer when the weeds became unruly and it was time to separate the men from the boys and weed well into the evening. I think I still have a […]

Continue Reading


Pickled Swiss Chard

On a scale of 1-5, how ambitious were you with your garden this year? I started out extremely ambitious. Like, I’m-the-best-farmer-in-the-world-ambitious. Then I had my ego handed to me on a platter made of corn stalk nubs, meticulously gnawed down by the chipmunks. Pickled Swiss Chard: But there were a few successes. In fact, there were many in the end. It just required a lot of weeding. A lot of […]

Continue Reading


Lemon Verbena Poached Peaches

When I was cooking in France, there was a pastry chef who was always running around frantic with all of the things he had to do. He was fairly sure that the executive chef was going to kill him. Sometimes I helped him because I wanted him to get through the night without panicking. Sometimes I also helped him because I loved the smell of that lemon verbena so darn […]

Continue Reading


Pickled Turnips

  I’m pickling a lot these days. That seems to be the way it goes with summer gardening. You hoe and weed and till and sow and water and worry and then it all comes pouring in at once, faster than you can eat it. When I have this problem, I pickle. Folks, get ready for a lot of pickling posts. It’s a sure path to colorful shelves. And besides, […]

Continue Reading


Carrot Marshmallows

I have a pretty nutty week ahead. In the span of four hours I’m going to be transported from rural Arkansas where I have been hiding out and have¬† had to take desperate measures for an internet connection….to the meatpacking district of New York City where the internet and just about everything else is fast. Talk about culture shock. I’ll have to put some eucalyptus oil on my temples. Or […]

Continue Reading


Dewberry Bread Pudding

I had quite the 4th of July weekend. It began with a long road trip from Austin to Arkansas. I drove the entire span of Arkansas and I marveled at how different it is depending on where you are in the state. It was purty country. The weekend can best be described as Foodapalooza. There have been so many divine dishes that I’m going to share with you over the […]

Continue Reading


Homemade Elderflower Syrup

The elderflowers are blooming. This is good on many levels. For one, flowers are just a prelude to berries. And berries are just a prelude to jelly. And elderflower jelly is something that my grandmother made as a child with her mother. I’m going to make some and bring it to Grandma Pellegrini. Now that the weather is warmer, Grandma P. can go outdoors. I paid her a visit and […]

Continue Reading


Dandelion Wine

I could show you this fully finished step-by-step recipe a few months from now, [scroll down, I’ve added the finished steps!] but what good would that be if you had to wait many months for dandelions to come back around? So instead, I’m going to give you the recipe and show you the step-by-step up to where I have it, so you can get picking in the fields and follow […]

Continue Reading


Corned Venison

When Lewis and Clark set out on their Corps of Discovery they struggled to find fresh meat, especially during the coldest winter months. The meat they obtained came from hunting and fishing, through trade, or through the kindness of American Indians. The Corps ate everything from dog, to whale, to horse, and because fresh meat spoils after a few days without refrigeration, what they could find needed to be preserved. […]

Continue Reading


Singing Muffins

I’m so delighted to introduce one of my favorite food bloggers Amy Johnson. She has got a fabulous blog called “She Wears Many Hats” and is about to embark on a new journey as a beekeeper! I can’t wait to see all of the honey this Fall and all of the recipes she conjures up. Today she is going to share a fun recipe with you, which would be good […]

Continue Reading


Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
You Are Smart + Good Looking
And we're giving you a chance to subscribe to the best newsletter in the world. Congratulations, you've arrived.
ErrorHere