I love pico de gallo. The bright fresh flavors and colors, the scent, the way it marries so well with so many things – what’s not to love? This weekend, a happy challenge one upped my usual recipe. Our youngest and I went to visit Mom and my Sis for Ma’s 91st birthday and I … Continue reading Raspberry Pico de Gallo
OK, well I mentioned this salsa in a Facebook post and now a few of y’all have asked for the recipe. It’s super simple, and here ya go. If you don’t make your own fresh salsa as a routine, it’s time to start – Here’s another place where it’s a serious night and day difference … Continue reading Grapefruit Pico de Gallo
It’s Gathering time. Every year at this time, we head sixteen hundred miles due east, to the shores of Squeedunk lake, in north central Minnesota. There, at the home of Grant and Christy, we meet with friends old and new to celebrate stringed instruments, and much more – This is our Tribe. We own www.luthiercom.org, … Continue reading This is Our Tribe
¡Esto es un Salsa Espectacular! Open your fridge and look at the door side – Chances are good that what you’ll see there are condiments – in ours, you find mustards, relish, horseradish, harissa, ketchup, mayo, sriracha, and of course, salsa. Those last three illustrate big changes in what folks in this country like and … Continue reading ¡Salsa Espectacular!
Practical meal planning – 1 good protein makes the base for a weeks worth of tasty, nutritious meals.
Apples are easily among the most beloved, and most maligned fruit out there. They’re beloved because of all they were and could be, and maligned predominantly because of the crap that mass production, grocery store apples have become. Malus domestica is a member of the Rose Family, grown worldwide, with more than 7,500 known … Continue reading Apples 2015
Empanadas are a delight for their simplicity, and for the wide range of creativity they provide a willing cook. It is less serendipitous than it might seem that, on the day we post about empanadas, our friend Nandini who runs the Goan Imports blog, wrote about a close relative, Rissóis de Camarão, a Portuguese … Continue reading Empanadas
What a GAS!! We had such a fantastic day with all the folks up in Walker! Erin and Theresa and all the gang at the GreenScene were so nice and supportive, it was an effortless day of food, fun, great music, crafts, and lots of happy people. Perfect day, humidity and heat way down from … Continue reading Walker GreenScene
Ah the holidays of summer! Each is and should be seen with very particular focus. That is, view them as a day to cook, eat, read, enjoy each other and little else! Memorial is the first of these, of course, and we used it as a chance to do a nice Surf & Turf dinner. … Continue reading Memorial Day Twist
Comfort food is a wonderful thing, if for nothing else, than from the breadth and depth of the cornucopia. One of my favorite things to do is to twist a traditional recipe into something similar in feel but different in content; maybe that’s what folks mean when they call something “fusion” cooking, maybe not, but … Continue reading House and Semi-House Made