Peppers

Versatile Rhubarb

May 20, 2020

Rhubarb is a fabulous spring crop. The sour sweetness of rhubarb is absolutely nice in cakes, breads, pies, cobblers and jams, as well as sweet and savory compotes, chutneys, and sauces. Savory rhubarb chutney, cooked with onions and hot pepper is an exciting accompaniment to grilled pork, chicken, or shrimp....

Freezer Essentials

March 16, 2020

These freezer essentials will help you with your weekly meal prep as well as last minute meals that you need to get on the table fast. Bagged frozen vegetables, like mixed peppers, broccoli, and spinach. Bagged frozen fruit, like blueberries, mangos, bananas, and strawberries. Bagged frozen pastas, like tortellini and...

Hot Sauce

May 17, 2019

Fire things up with popular hot sauces. Whether you’re just starting to heat things up or you’re looking for new options there’s a sauce to spice up any meal. HARISSA This thick North African sauce combines hot peppers with garlic and other seasonings. It’s traditionally served with couscous, but harissa...

Meal In A Bowl

March 18, 2019

Eating well just got easier. Use one or more ingredients from each of the five categories. Stick with one international flavor profile. Find a sauce in your market’s global-foods section: ssamjang, chutney, hot sauce, salsa, pesto, chimichurri, romesco, aioli, tahini, or peanut sauce. Save money by using leftovers. Save time...

Peppers

September 28, 2017

We’re coming to the end of the last wave of beautiful warm weather. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of wonderful days and delicious late summer crops. Farmers’ markets are bursting with baskets of delectable produce that can be preserved in many ways. If you have plenty of peppers...

Sausages

May 24, 2017

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...

Holiday Menu Ideas

December 20, 2016

Everyone who’s cooking for the holidays wonders what he or she should make for the holidays. I like to keep it simple and typically follow the “don’t experiment on your guests” rule. Hors D’oeuvres Mini Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce Cold Seafood Platter (Lobster Tails, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab...

September

September 16, 2016

September September is a wonderful time for enjoying the beautiful array at local farmers’ markets. September is a delightful time for gathering ingredients that will showcase fleeting flavors of summer. A walk among colorful baskets filled with fresh produce is incredibly inspiration. Blazing scarlet tomatoes, sun-sweetened and fattened from their...

Bell Pepper Basics

October 6, 2015

Bell Pepper Basics Bell peppers are also called sweet peppers. They are not hot in flavor and come in lots of colors. Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C & B6. Green: Most common and less sweet than others. Red: Fully ripe green peppers turn red and are...

Drying Chili Peppers

September 17, 2015

Drying Chili Peppers As I sit here, on vacation, looking out at the ocean I’m thinking about chili peppers. I tend to think about all sorts of random things, most especially when I have an opportunity to block out the noise of the outside world. Chili peppers…my first REAL exposure...

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