food blog

The Farmer’s Market Bars

Take all my favorite foods and put them into a bar and is it any surprise that my new favorite food is this Lara Bar look-a-like? I have not ever actually tasted a Lara Bar since I refuse to buy a purchased granola bars but I did taste a wonderful […]

 

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 […]

 

Juneberries and Lemon Curd

My hands are blue, my face is sunburnt, and  there are a couple of rips in my jeans  but I have a bucketful of juneberries! This year our hillside is awash with these little beauties. The blueberry-look-a-like is so flavorful and grows wild in large sections of the great plains.  When […]

 

Rosemary, Flax and Sesame Seed Crackers

Its crazy how crazy everyone is for crackers.  And it  is  crazy easy to make them, too!  Here is a really cool recipe for making your own. They go together fast in the food processor and take just minutes to roll and cut.   A pink salt slab is my […]

 

Micro-Greens For Salads

Growing your own Micro-Greens can be as easy as spreading seeds on a wet, folded paper towel. I soaked a mixture of lettuce seeds overnight and poured them over a napkin. Add in cilantro and basil seeds that have bee soaked overnight for a spectacular taste in a salad. Within […]