I understand the problem as well as anyone: we’re told to eat fish for its health benefits, but it’s a challenging ingredient that leaves us either nervous or unfulfilled. We’re afraid to eat it, and when we do we’re hungry later. Well I have the solution — trout paired with bacon.
I came back from Georgia filled with Southern inspiration and several bagfuls of southern produce. The okra purchased at a farmer’s market just before we left was my favorite. And when I came home I was determined to try and remake it in a way that I found I loved. In Athens, we were lucky… Read More Monday Grill | My Favorite Okra
We just got back from vacation in Georgia. It’s such a great state with so many people committed to delicious food fresh off the farm. My kind of place, really. And to be honest, they make some mean fried chicken. While I was there I couldn’t help but do some canning of some fresh Georgia… Read More The Teaches of Peaches | Herb Nectars
I have a tendency to be effusive. I also wish, at times like this, that I wasn’t all those other times. Because sometimes, you end up with a garlic scape pesto and prawn pizza with an egg on top. And you haven’t ever made pizza before because you just thought, “well, I am kind of… Read More Words Fail Me | Garlic Scape Pesto and Prawn Pizza
I had some sad news earlier this week. We just won’t have a cherry season around here this year. I think Michigan is all but given up hope of anything there, too. And all the farms that might have had cherries this year have no you-picks, which make for some of the most beautiful shots… Read More A Sadness and a Joy | Ball Jar Sour Cherry Pies
This past weekend the most recent Top Chef winner Paul Qui was in town at Market District to do a demo and answer questions. Honestly, I don’t think there has been a nicer, more unassuming winner of that crazy show. He’s just such a humble, talented guy. His dishes were lovely light versions of chicken… Read More Two Light and Easy Nights | Summer Miso Soup
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