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November 13, 2016
Melissa's Fresh Shishito Peppers

Julia Child, New York’s Bravest and Shishito Peppers: Live from New York

In this impending season of eating too much – and loving every minute of it – here’s an appetizer that is a real crowd pleaser and […]
July 23, 2016
Roasted Garlic Scape

Farm Fresh Garlic Scapes – Behind the Scenes @ Maple Achers

So here’s the full disclosure on Garlic Scapes – you are either going to have to run right now or bookmark this page for next year.  […]
July 15, 2016
rice, grilled veggie, salad

Summer Grilling: South of the Border Texmati Rice & Grilled Veggie Salad Bowl

Sponsored by RiceSelect It was a perfect confluence of events.  I was invited to a dedication at a local yacht club, complete with naval officers and […]
July 1, 2016
Lamb Slider with Smoked Tomato Mint Jam

Feeling Pot Lucky: Build Your Own Burger

I have seriously gone down the Pot Lucky rabbit hole, or as I have recently taken to calling it – the Curated Pot Luck.  It was […]
April 24, 2016
Crazy Spread of Pizza Toppings

Pizza Party – Getting Pot Luck-y Part III

BYOPT! Bring your own pizza toppings.   Pizza Party extraordinaire. In case you haven’t guessed, these newfangled pot lucks (emphasis on the LUCKY, not the pot) are […]
December 7, 2015
Making links

I Never Saw Such Sausage: Sausage Making 101

Sawsuch sawsedge. That’s the way my Dad used to say it. Was he channeling his inner Brooklyn? Fuhgeddaboudit! He cracked himself up when he said it. […]