Month: August 2014

Making Pickled Banana Peppers at Gracie’s

The best ever banana pickles have to be those from your own garden.  And the best ever day of canning is when it is done with a friend. Gracie and I took an afternoon to do just that. Some canning takes lots of long, hot work or time consuming, tedious […]

 

Prickly Pear Cactus at Your Local Farmer’s Market?

I have traveled across the United States visiting Farmers Markets this summer, and they all have such wonderful regional specialties.  I really enjoy the produce that is unique to each area,  such as prickly pear cactus. It is a delicacy found at most of the large city markets.  I thought […]

 

Cupcake Wars Are Not For The Timid

My food science students had  a blast with our version of cupcake wars. We started with all types of bases for the cupcakes and added layers of flavors. Culinary experts from William Sonoma did an excellent job of judging. At the end, the judges graciously gave feedback on each of […]