Cheese

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

September 13, 2016

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler The humble vegetable peeler has hidden talents. Easily Peel Fruit: To peel soft fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, you usually have to briefly dunk them into boiling water. Using a good vegetable peeler is so much easier and faster. Look for...

Black Garlic

April 12, 2016

Black Garlic Black Garlic has been around for quite awhile and is an ingredient that chefs have been using across the country. Think of it as “sweet meets savory.” Black garlic is made when heads of garlic are aged under very specialized conditions until the cloves turn black and have...

Champagne Grilled Cheese

February 28, 2016

I love making these grilled cheese sandwiches. I used champagne cheese from Yancey’s Fancy Cheese.

Dates & Blue Cheese

January 25, 2016

Dates & Blue Cheese The next time you’re hosting a few friends, make some magic by putting out a plate of simple hors d’oeuvres that are salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy. Cut a slit into the dates and remove the pits. Stuff each with a semifirm blue cheese (like Gorgonzola...

Paleo Diet

January 18, 2016

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today...

Less Stress Holidays

December 19, 2015

Less Stress Holidays Holiday time is a wonderful time of year, but let’s face it, there is plenty of stress that comes with it. During the holidays, it’s better to keep things as simple as possible. Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres: Keep it simple. Serve a simple, but beautiful cheese platter....

Tillamook Cheese

November 11, 2015

Tillamook Cheese is some of my favorite cheese. I love their sharp cheddar. It’s hard to find in the Northeast (it’s from Tillamook, Oregon), but I’m able to find this little gem in a small Connecticut market. When I spot it I always pick up a few extra for good...

Bartlett Pears

October 11, 2015

Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears are the only pears that change color when they’re ripe. Eat them out of hand like an apple, slice them onto a salad, or present on a platter with cheese & nuts. Poach them in fruit juice, or bake them into tarts, quick breads, or muffins....

Watermelon

August 21, 2015

Watermelon Watermelon is the ultimate summer snack. As a kid growing up in Nebraska, my favorite way to eat watermelon was outside, with the juice running down my face and arms. Here is how I’m eating watermelon this summer. Treat It Like A Steak Cut watermelon into 2 inch slabs...

Spring Ravioli

May 14, 2015

Spring Ravioli Capture springtime on the plate with fresh ravioli enveloping a purée of sweet English peas that is bolstered with a touch of cheese and herbs. Simmer these ravioli for just a few minutes, drain (but not too thoroughly) and add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the...

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