My palate has wanderlust again. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Vietnamese food and the influences the French left behind. I have a hankering for Pho. I’m desperate for a good bánh mì. So it should come as no surprise that when I was invited to put together a dessert recipe Yagööt and the… Read More A Luxurious Dessert | Strawberries, Red Wine, Sriracha
There’s only so much jam you can make. Sometimes, you just need to start eating those 16 or 17 pounds of strawberries you picked. And maybe you need to enlist the kids, too. Enter the world’s simplest way to do that: popsicles. I, of course, can’t just let strawberries be strawberries. Besides, Cherub loves too… Read More Simple Summer Snack | Strawberry Lemon Balm Paletas
It’s the time of year that it’s hard to pin me down. I’m outside. Busy in the backyard, planting, weeding, sitting, contemplating. I just want to be outside. Watching for the return of Chestnut. Seeing if we have any new baby rabbits in the yard. I just find so much peace there, that you’re hard… Read More Precious Little | Strawberry Peony Jam
This is PK’s contribution to Breakfast at Wimbledon. The Championships are perfectly situated at the dawn of summer, and so strawberries and their best friend cream have become as important as the tennis. It’s a very simple version of a late-June favorite, but with some lovely refinements. Just drown the berries in Pimm’s, a handful… Read More Strawberry Week | Strawberries in Pimm’s with Basil Cream
As you might remember if you read this blog with regularity, I picked ten pounds of strawberries over the weekend. This left me with plenty to jam. Plenty. Especially since I’m (gasp!) kind of a novice canner. Between picking and managing a boisterous Cherub, I chatted with a very sweet friend, Jenn (editor of the… Read More Strawberry Week | Jam, Two Ways
This past weekend, Cherub and I, along with some Slow Food Columbus members and friends descended upon Schacht Farm Market for the last weekend of you-pick strawberries. I left with ten pounds. Ten pounds. I knew there would be jam, cobblers and desserts in store, but I wanted some for lunch. And it wasn’t like… Read More Strawberry Week | Panzanella Salad
It’s a dessert! Readers with a sweet tooth, rejoice! I have yet to put one up on PK, although they’re made around here occasionally. This one is dead simple. Mostly because it starts with leftover Indian-spiced Basmati. If you’ve been around the Kitchen much, you’ll remember how much I love curries. For the pudding, I… Read More Rose-scented Basmati Rice Pudding | Ohh, Lah Lah!