Truly excellent tomatoes are a rare thing, indeed. Your average grocery store tomato is a sad ghost of a proud garden tomato. I have had several tomato encounters that have stopped me in my place, elicited a moan of joy and understanding, and bonded me to the pursuit of great tomatoes. That’s not to …click to continue Insalata Caprese with Coppa
German Potato Salad is something that I love, but I personally had never made it before this batch. My mother has a favorite recipe for it and she made it for the July 4th weekend and got rave reviews, even from my husband, Pitts, who is not a big potato fan. I learned his …click to continue Warm German Potato Salad
So, pickles. I eat a lot of pickles. I think there are certain sandwiches that cannot be eaten without them. And, cheeseburgers just don’t taste right without them. The only thing worse than no pickles is bad pickles.
During my very young days, when my mom was still making my sandwiches, we coined the …click to continue Freezer Pickles
I have been making this salad for years. One of its main selling points is that it has a vinaigrette dressing instead of mayonnaise. So, if you are going to a picnic or a potluck and you cannot be assured of good refrigeration, you don’t have to sweat it. Also, this has a unique …click to continue Wild Rice and Chicken Salad
Sometimes sitting in the middle of Dallas, one gets the feeling that they couldn’t be in a more urban setting. Sometimes, squirrels and mosquitoes seem to be the only wildlife and St. Augustine grass the only flora. But this year for the first time in, well, forever, I have an unquenchable thirst to have …click to continue Fiddleheads, Foraging, and Spiceman’s F.M. 1410