Tag Archives | Summer

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade How To Make Nose-To-Tale Lemonade! Tossing entire lemons, peels and all, into a blender instead of just juicing them results in a frothy, thirst-quenching concoction that may ruin you for the regular stuff. The oil from the skin provides a serious flavor boost. Here’s how to do it: Wash 1 lemon and then […]

Shopping a For More Kitchen Herbs!

Shopping a For More Kitchen Herbs!

Shopping a For More Kitchen Herbs!

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator

Certain Produce Shouldn’t Be Stored In The Refrigerator With some fruits and vegetables cold temperatures can lead to unsavory textures and flavors. Let tomatoes sit on the counter at room temperature, and store onions, garlic, and potatoes separately in a cool, dark place in perforated baskets or bins to allow for good airflow. Make sure […]

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part V

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part V

  Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part V In her food preparation and preservation, the early American housewife was tied tightly to the calendar and the clock – much more tightly than today’s homemaker is.  Local availability of foodstuffs and the limitations of existing food preservation techniques meant that nature largely called the shots […]

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III

Constitution Week – Foods of Our Forefathers Part III The abundance of meat in America was a major change in the diet of the early settlers.  Rabbits and squirrels were available year-round nearly everywhere, plus deer and other large game in many regions.  As settlers moved west, buffalo gained importance in the diet.  Fish, shellfish […]

Fairfield County & Surrounding Areas Farmers’ Markets

Fairfield County & Surrounding Areas Farmers’ Markets

Fairfield County (& Surrounding Areas) Farmers’ Markets Summer is officially here and Farmers’ Markets are in full glory!  Here is a list of a good number of Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets.  No doubt I may have missed a few, but here is a good guide for some farm to fork eating. Bethel Farmers’ Market: Saturdays […]

Pasta Salad Ideas

Pasta Salad Ideas

Here are some super easy, but versatile Pasta Salad Ideas from Tiny New York Kitchen.  All you need to do is add 3 cups of cooked & chilled pasta (of your choice) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to one of these inspiring combinations.

All-American Hot Dogs

All-American Hot Dogs

Summer is here and why pay top dollar going out when you can make delicious hot dogs at home?  Here is a guide to the different ways Americans make their frankfurters around the country.  I had the Sonoran style hot dogs while I was in Tucson in February and absolutely loved them.

Feast of Saint Medard

Feast of Saint Medard

Feast of Saint Medard June 8th is the Feast of Saint Medard. “Should Saint Medard’s day be wet It will rain for forty yet; At least until Saint Barnabas The summer sun won’t favor us” This is a saying in France, and in particular in Picardy, where Saint Medard was born in Merovingian times.  He […]

Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

There has been quite a bit of controversy these days about eating organic. Recent studies state that it really doesn’t matter if you eat organic foods or not.