Make The Most Of Cherries

Make The Most Of Cherries

I’ve been making the most of cherry season these days and sometimes have to get a bit inventive to use them to the fullest. Here are some ways to make the most of beautiful summer cherries. Breakfast: Make quinoa and top with almond milk and cherries for a nourishing hot cereal bowl. Lunch: Pick your […]

Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Ice Tea or Iced Tea? It depends on where you live. In the South, it’s called ice tea and everywhere else it’s called iced tea. Iced tea did not take its current form until the popularity of black tea took off, thanks to the work of the Indian Tea Commission at the St. Louis World’s […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

In Between Thunderstorms

In Between Thunderstorms

Just one of the many things I love about living on the East Coast…the beauty of the light in between thunderstorms.

Peas

Peas

Probably the first vegetable to be cultivated by man, ancient peas and beans have been found in settlements from the late Stone Age onwards (nearly 8,000 years ago). They are a highly nutritious vegetable, containing essential carbohydrates and proteins, as well as useful supplies of vitamins and minerals. They were particularly valuable to ancient man […]

About Pears

About Pears

There are almost as many varieties of pears as there are apples, but only a dozen or so are readily available in stores. Pears are related to apples, but are much more fragile and are more often eaten raw than cooked. They have fine white granular flesh and a core containing the pips (seeds). Most […]

Marinate In The Morning

Marinate In The Morning

It’s so easy, but takes a tad bit of planning. Just pop meat in a heavy-duty resealable bag with your favorite marinade in the morning, refrigerate, and later in the day all you have to do is throw flavorful meat on the grill. You’ll be so impressed with yourself that you’ll feel like giving yourself […]

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is so very versatile because you can use it for savory or sweet, hot or cold dishes. Grill over indirect heat and the sugars in the pineapple concentrate bringing out a sweet and meaty fruit that is ideal for endless summer recipes. 6 Ways To Use Grilled Pineapple Slice and serve with grilled […]

Wasabi

Wasabi

Wasabi is a rare and expensive root, primarily grown in Japan. It is difficult to grow because it requires a rocky stream or riverbed. The best sushi restaurants prepare it fresh. Once wasabi is grated it loses its complex flavor in just fifteen minutes. More often than not, it is replaced by either prepared wasabi […]

Sausages

Sausages

Grilling season is officially here, although I grill all year round, and many are dusting off their grills. I grill everything from meats to fruits and vegetables, but I’m partial to grilling sausages. The great thing about sausages is that the work is already done. It’s the quick cooking, preseasoned protein your dinner has been […]