Beer Jelly Caramelized Onions

Stock up on onions because you are about to have a serious addiction.  Caramelized onions are stupid easy to make and go on everything. That’s right, everything. Serve on burgers or sandwiches to add a deep and sweet flavor that happens to go really well with blue cheese. Top salads and baked potatoes with golden …

8 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Farmers Market

Summer is in full swing and market tables around the country are starting to groan under the weight of the fresh veggies &  fruits, local meats & cheeses, small batch baking & canning. Big or small there is likely a local farmers market near you These 8 tips can help you get the most out of the …

Green Garden Gazpacho

Here we are mid-summer and the garden gives plenty. We have armloads of lettuces, lots of broccoli, peas & herbs, and finally green tomatoes are starting to form! If our garden cooperates this year we hope to make tomato basil jam, hot yellow tomato-pepper jam, and green tomato jam. I am sure that anyone who …

Vanilla Lemon Layer Cake with Strawberry Tarragon Jam

Finally! We are finding a groove in our new kitchen. Rocking and rolling along, it seems hard to believe that we started all of it at our kitchen table. The BEST thing about having my home kitchen back is that I no longer run the risk for pepper contamination. I have a pepper problem, an …