Autumn is a great time to make lasagna – the colors of the lasagna are reminiscent of the colors of the autumn leaves, lasagna warms body and soul, and an oven warms a home. Ground beef is optional for this dish, but is included in … Continue readingLASAGNA
Thank goodness for great farms and farmers with excellent fresh vegetables and fruit. In a few small garden patches, I’ve planted a few vegetables. Hopefully at the end of the summer, some of the plants might have lived a healthy summer, and so in addition … Continue readingGrowing a few vegetables
In spring, herbs start appearing that are good for making chicken stock with, though, the ones in the pot, are from the grocery store. The great carrots, local, and sweet. The chicken, free range – good to use all of it, including the carcass. The … Continue readingCHICKEN BROTH
The rhubarb and the strawberries in the images and recipe that follow, came from the grocery store, where they often appear on shelves soon after the snow melts. Its past the beginning of rhubarb season now also – though still available at farms locally that … Continue readingA RHUBARB CAKE-CRISP – fresh rhubarb baked with a cake mix.
If making egg yolk based food, like a bread pudding, or are using egg yolks for egg tempera paintings, there are egg whites to cook with. Whipped egg whites help make meringues, and angel food cake, light and delicious. Or use them, unwhipped, for a … Continue readingFRUIT, VEGETABLE, OATMEAL, WHEAT, AND EGGWHITE BARS
Donut Peaches! Fresh is great, and no preparation necessary – eat around the pit – sweet, flatter peaches, easy for a child to grasp. They are in markets now (end of July, early August for central NH). Or take out the pit, and have some … Continue readingGLAZED PEACH DONUTS (glazed with a wavy line of frosting or honey) WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS.
Donut peaches which are light and sweet are now ripe, along with local sweet corn – excellent and fresh. This recipe followed another recipe, a recipe for basil butter. Serves: The following is a recipe for two people, or a lighter portion for three (or … Continue readingSAUTEED SCALLOPS WITH BASIL BUTTER, peach, sweet corn, (shallots), with a hint of peppermint.
Ingredients:Sweet PotatoesChanterellesSaltPepperOlive Oil Chanterelles are beautiful mushrooms – even 3 1/2 days after market day, stored in a paper bag in the refrigerator, they will probably still be beautiful – even picture perfect, before cooking (as the ones roasted in the photo were, although no … Continue readingSWEET POATOES WITH CHANTERELLES
Fresh Carrots, like cherries, are also delicious just the way they are. When young, I recall sitting with a friend on swings, on a swingset feet away from the foot of my parent’s vegetable garden, with a bowl of tiny fresh carrots just pulled from … Continue readingFRESH TINY CARROTS WITH FRESH MINT