One of the best things to get as a gift in the winter is a box of citrus fruits. It is even better when it is picked by a wonderful friend right from their family’s backyard. “She Who Must Not Be Named” must remain so because apparently you cannot mail fruit out of Florida except [...]
Happy Friday everyone! The tomatoes are loving this hot and wet weather. My garden is bursting with Brandywine, Roma, and Yellow Bells. The Caprese salad is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this seasonal favorite. This salad comes from the Campania region of Italy, the southern part, where the beloved Neapolitan pizza originates as well as the best [...]
The time for panzanella has arrived! Panzanella is a Florentine bread and tomato salad beloved all over the world. It’s very simple and easy to make. The secret to making a great version of this dish to make sure you have the best and freshest ingredients you can get. I would suggest going to your favorite local market earlier than [...]
This morning we visited our first farmers’ market of the season, the Mineral Point Farmers’ Market. We got some spinach, leeks, butter lettuce, and asparagus as well as two packages of bacon (don’t judge) and all beef hotdogs for grilling out from Marr’s. It was wonderful to see familiar faces again and to meet some new ones.
I had six goose eggs from King’s Hill Farm to experiment with. I started with a simple fried egg. That’s my 6 1/2 inch cast iron pan below. Look how the yolk is almost as big as the burner. It turns out that a simple fried egg is not so simple when cooking with a goose egg. The temperature was set too high and the [...]
Hello again. I bet you all have been busy with your holiday activities and maybe eating way too many sweets and cookies like we have. Here’s a simple, satisfying, and guilt free dish. It’s my new favorite salad.