Search Results for: asparagus

The Pickled Pantry Book

As we head out of summer and into fall we are often left with an abundance of produce and scrambling for ideas on what to do with it all. Unfortunately, our tomatoes don't ripen one or two at a time...they tend to ripen all at once and we are left eating an awful lot of tomatoes for a week or two! I remember when I was a kid going out to the garden with my dad and filling up my little red wagon with cucumbers. I would go to friends houses to play and their moms would say "please do not send any more cucumbers!" If you are left with a huge … [Read more...]

The Muffin Tin Chef Makes Mealtime Portable!

I honestly had never considered making anything in a muffin tin except for muffins! It was truly an eye-opening experience to read through some of the creative and even elegant recipes you can find in The Muffin Tin Chef. This is the perfect cookbook if you are looking for more portable meal ideas! If you need traditional muffin recipes, I have plenty of those. I am looking forward to trying my hand at these unique muffin tin recipes!Title:  Muffin Tin Chef Subtitle:  101 Savory Snacks, Adorable Appetizers, Enticing Entrees and … [Read more...]

Book Review: 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking

 Title: 5 Easy Steps to Healthy CookingSubtitle: 500 Recipes for Lifelong WellnessAuthor: Camilla V. SaulsburyPublisher:  Robert Rose (February 9, 2012)ISBN:  978-0778802969Format/Length:  Paperback: 544 pagesFrom the Publisher:It can be a challenge to discern which foods really do form a healthy diet, let alone how to prepare them into delicious dishes without too much time, fuss, and expense.  5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking offers the solution. Vastly different from a diet book, this simplified, five-step approach to healthy eating is … [Read more...]

Try Something New, you just might like it! ( #clevertrynew)

Thank you to P&G’s Have You Tried This Yet? program and Kroger for sponsoring my writing about trying new things and breaking out of my everyday routine. Click here to find great savings on high-performing P&G products at a Kroger store near you. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.Some of my earliest memories involve food. I remember little heart shaped sandwiches that my mother cut out for Valentine's Day. I remember the homemade cookies she made that I would sell to … [Read more...]

Book Review: Recipes from the Root Cellar

Title:  Recipes from the Root CellarSubtitle: 270 Fresh Ways to Enjoy Winter VegetablesAuthor:  Andrea ChesmanPublisher: Storey PublishingISBN:  978-1-60342-545-2Pages:  400 (paperback)From the Publisher:Sweet winter squashes, hardy greens, jewel-toned root vegetables, and potatoes of every kind make local eating easy and delicious in the colder months of autumn and winter. Whether these vegetables are gathered straight from the garden, from a well-tended root cellar, or from the market, their delectable flavors and nutritional benefits pack a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Fresh From The Market

Title:  Fresh From The MarketSubtitle: Seasonal cooking with Laurent Tourondel and Charlotte MarchAuthor: Laurent Tourondel ISBN: 978-0470402429 Publisher: Wiley (September 7, 2010) Pages: 336 pages (hardcover)From the Publisher:From the first pale-green shoots of April asparagus to December's robust porcini and creamy sunchokes, food at its seasonal peak offers brilliant flavors. In Fresh from the Market, Chef Laurent Tourondel presents fantastic recipes based on the seasonal, market-driven cooking philosophy that has made him one of America's … [Read more...]

Thai Omelet Soup Recipe with Tomatoes, Onion and Scallion

This Thai Omelet Soup with Tomatoes, Onion and Scallion is an easy soup recipe for busy weeknight meals.  If you are really ambitious, you can make your own vegetable stock and freeze it back.  Using peanut oil in this omelet soup gives it a wonderful flavor, however, you can use olive oil if you prefer.  Top your finished soup with quarters of fresh tomatoes and fresh green onions right before serving.  What is Thai Omelet Soup? You can also call this Thai omelette soup or just … [Read more...]

Eating Locally: How and Why You Should Support a Local Farmer

I am always looking for educational opportunities to share with my children. A trip to the grocery store is a geography lesson all by itself. Apples from New Zealand, oranges from South Africa, and grapes from Chili. The list of countries goes on and on. Eating locally is challenging when you shop at a large chain grocery store but it is vital for a sustainable food supply! There are many benefits of eating locally grown food for both you AND the planet. Eating Locally: Does it Matter? We hear every day about how we live in a … [Read more...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food at Home

Preserving food at home doesn't have to be hard. You don't need a lot of time or years of experience to preserve garden fresh fruits and vegetables. This book has simple step-by-step instructions five you the confidence and know how to freeze, dry, can, root cellar, and brine the abundance from your CSA share or summer garden. Check out my post on how to freeze zucchini and if you really want to start preserving your harvest, keep reading to learn more about this book!The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home Book Title: The … [Read more...]