Monthly Archives: February 2014

  1. My Passion for Pesto

    My Passion for Pesto

    A recent freezer assessment has me longing for the late spring and the abundance of Basil. Somehow, there are only two containers of Pesto left in my freezer from my harvest last May and June.  Thank goodness for the...

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  2. Carrot Cake - Does this count as a Vegetable?

    Carrot Cake - Does this count as a Vegetable?

    Carrot Cake There are very few desserts that I really love.  This Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with a Buttermilk Glaze and Cream Cheese frosting is a favorite that I have been repeatedly requested to create over the past 20 years. ...

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  3. Advice on Seafood: Choosing the Right Oysters (Even If You Live Inland)

    Advice on Seafood: Choosing the Right Oysters (Even If You Live Inland)

    Oysters When it comes to choosing oysters for the first time, it is easy to be intimidated, especially if you live inland and are not sure what is available, or what to look for while shopping.  All it takes...

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  4. What is...an Egg In A Mug?

    What is...an Egg In A Mug?

    Breakfast Are you in a rush but don’t want to eat another breakfast bar? I have a great idea for you on those hectic mornings when you want something more substantial but don’t have a lot of time. Let...

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  5. Bees Love Coffee, and Oysters Are Gender Benders: Amazing Facts About the Food You Eat!

    Bees Love Coffee, and Oysters Are Gender Benders: Amazing Facts About the Food You Eat!

    A bumble bee feeds on blueberry blooms As human beings, even the most sheltered of us know an awful lot about food.  How could we not?  We need it to survive, we interact with food multiple times a day,...

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  6. Not Your Grandmother’s Casserole

    Not Your Grandmother’s Casserole

    Casserole Casseroles are a delicious but not always the most exciting dish. Long-loved by busy American moms and dads hoping to get a satisfying dinner to their children without a ton of prep or cleaning, the casserole has been...

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  7. Tips From A Huntsman: How to Make Deer Meat Less Gamey

    Tips From A Huntsman: How to Make Deer Meat Less Gamey

    Deer Ragout Gamey tasting deer meat does not make a good meal!  If you’re an avid deer hunter, or simply an avid lover of deer meat, you’ve probably had at least one piece of deer that left you with a...

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  8. How To Pan Sear Steak Successfully

    How To Pan Sear Steak Successfully

    Prepared Steak Feel like beef tonight? Good choice since beef is a source of high-quality protein. Besides being naturally tasty, it provides a number of important nutrients such as  iron, zinc and B vitamins. If you’re thinking steak for...

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  9. 3 Tips on How to Evaluate Induction Cookware Before Purchasing

    3 Tips on How to Evaluate Induction Cookware Before Purchasing

    Cookware If you are thinking of updating your kitchen to something more modern and have been considering purchasing induction cookware, there are a few things to consider. Here is a helpful checklist to help you to evaluate induction cookware before...

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  10. How to Cook Fiddleheads Three Different Ways

    How to Cook Fiddleheads Three Different Ways

    Fiddleheads Just what are fiddleheads anyway? Well, fiddleheads are the brand new fronds of a wild fern before they completely open up in the spring. They get their name because their curled head resembles that of a fiddle. Fiddleheads...

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