Palate. Passion. Purpose.


Blog

September 3, 2016
Mason Jars Filled with Pickled Shrimp

Setting Sail with Pickled Shrimp: Getting Pot-Lucky, Nautical Edition

All ashore that’s going ashore.  Or so it should have been. But Mother Nature was a fickle mistress (or was she?) and the pot-lucky aboard our […]
August 30, 2016
Perfect Peaches Ready for a Summer Fruit Pie

Summer Fruit Pot Pie: New Duds for an Old Fruit Pie Friend

I can see the problem you are having.  A giant mound of peach perfection and you are so tired of fruit pie and cobbler (Okay, we […]
August 27, 2016
Rustic Bread Salad

Rustic Tuscan Panzanella Bread Salad: Best-Ever Bread Salad with Peak of the Season Tomatoes

This time of year when the tomatoes are hanging ripe and juicy, heavy on the vine I am often reminded of two lively ladies from London […]
August 13, 2016
Summer Squash Salad

Salad Days of Summer: Farm Fresh Summer Squash & Arugula Salad

How is it exactly that “Salad Days” has gone from meaning green and naïve (Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra) to the more current American connotation of being […]
August 6, 2016
Dumping Cherries

Dumping Cherries – What Happens When the Harvest is Too Big?

The above photo has been shared more than 60,000 times. And on so many levels it is heartbreaking. Santucci Farms in Traverse City, Michigan is dumping […]
August 3, 2016
Fresh from the Oven Cherry Pie

Cherry Cherry Cherry Pie & How to Trick Out Store Crust

Nothing says summer like a fruit pie, especially cherry pie, warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.  But for me there is one not […]