Tag Archives | Summer

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco

If you’re preparing for an outdoor party or get-together set the stage ahead of time by purchasing disposable plates, cups, silverware, and napkins. Make sure to have trash bags, paper towels, and cleaning supplies on hand. Clear off the counters and dishwasher in advance, so you have an open work space. If you’re dining al […]

Autumn In New York City

Autumn In New York City

Summer returned to New York City this week. Yesterday, the mercury topped 82 degrees, which is unheard of for mid-October. New Yorkers are soaking up the “July in October” weather, walking around in summer clothing and eating lunch in the parks. Even though the weather is unusually warm, it’s wonderful to see apartment buildings and […]

Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs

Growing herbs make cooking so much better. When the weather turns cold I bring them inside to my kitchen so they don’t freeze. Tonight I’m making grilled rosemary bone-in pork chops.

September

September

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 time on the vine, are […]

Sunday Farm Stand Shopping

Sunday Farm Stand Shopping

I love growing my own vegetables, but I just don’t have the time and energy to grow everything. For me, Sunday is the perfect farm stand day. I love looking over and choosing from what has been grown locally. Besides supporting local farmers the fruit and vegetables always taste so much better than mass produced […]

Know Your Vinegar

Know Your Vinegar

Know Your Vinegar Pickling season is here and it’s important to know about the various vinegars. Vinegar is usually made by oxidation of the alcohol in wine, cider, or malt. Vinegar provides the tart pucker flavor in pickles, but it also acts as a preservative. If a recipe calls for vinegar, it will most likely […]