Heirloom Tomato Tart

After trying the delicious heirloom tomato tart from Sassafras Bakery two weeks in a row, I wanted to try my hand at making one myself. Armed with this recipe from Chez Pim to start with, I made one of my own. I stayed true to the recipe the first time around: The next couple of […]

Simple Apple Squares

I like to bake with seasonal ingredients – in late spring and early summer, you’ll see a lot of berry dishes. In late summer, a lot of stone fruit. Autumn, to me, is all about apples and pears and winter squash. Mostly apples. From the way this recipe looked on Jill’s blog, I expected the […]

Review: Sammy’s New York Bagels

Update: Sammy’s is now closed, although there is a note on the web page stating it would be reopening soon under new management. There are few things that are necessary for survival in any town – knowing the location of a good bagel shop/deli should be among them. Having moved here over a decade ago […]

Berry Trifle

I figured I would post this one while it was still a recent memory (or would it have been better to post it in January to cheer me up and give me something to look forward to?) Either way, this was something I made a couple of months ago when I could still get strawberries […]

Heirloom Tomato Risotto

This was my first attempt ever at making risotto, and I think it came out quite well. I used a recipe I found on the Lambert Bridge Winery web site. The risotto was tasty. Creamy without being too fatty. Had a nice toothsome bite to it. Great flavor. And was much easier to make than […]

Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

I’m very particular when it comes to oatmeal cookies – I don’t like raisins in them – don’t like cinnamon in them – don’t like cakey oatmeal cookies. I don’t think I’ve had a “perfect” oatmeal cookie since I was a kid, and to be honest, I don’t even remember who made the last perfect […]

Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 9/27/08

I’ve kind of become used to waking up for the markets on Saturday, with very little sleep, greeted by darkness and a big chill in the air. It, more than anything, tells me that we’re nearing the end of market season. No longer is the sun my alarm clock, and shorts the wardrobe for the […]

Beef Strogundy

One day, when searching for a beef stroganoff recipe, we came across this one. It wasn’t quite your classic Beef Stroganoff recipe, but then again, it wasn’t quite a Beef Burgundy. Either way, it was absolutely DELICIOUS. So we added it to our repertoire and started calling it “Beef Strogundy”. And since one of it’s […]

Joe’s Pierogies

My mom’s boyfriend Joe and I are totally sympatico when it comes to food – our love of it and of cooking it and discovering new things has created something that we bonded over, so we’re always cooking for each other. We go over their place, they come over here – a back and forth […]