Month: May 2014

Summer Crab & Corn Frittata

Ingredients: 3 cups small diced (peeled) Yukon potatoes 1 large bunch spring onions (about 8), white and green parts diced (divided use) 2 1/2 cups blue crab meat 3 ears’ worth of fresh corn kernels (about 2 cups) 10 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup milk 3 oz crumbled feta 2 teaspoons […]

Peach-Pepper-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz peach pepper jam (I used my peach fish pepper jam) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup bourbon 1/4 cup Coca-Cola 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon pecan liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon allspice sea salt freshly […]

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips pinch salt for the glaze: 1/2 cup buttermilk* 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 tablespoons […]

Pickled Calabacita Squash

Ingredients: 3 calabacita squash*, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings 1 large jalapenos halves, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup water 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/3 […]

Wild Sardine Spread

Ingredients: 4.2 oz canned sardines* in extra virgin olive oil 4.2 oz canned sardines in water, drained 1 tablespoon Dijon 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 1 large shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon hot peri-peri sauce 1 stalk celery, finely diced freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the sardines, Dijon, capers, pepper, peri-peri […]

Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos on

I’ve started to contribute to the food section of Today’s post features my recipe for refrigerator or canned Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos. Find the recipe here. Note: A great source for canning information is the Blue Book guide to preserving. I highly recommend it for learning how to can. Here […]

Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 lb “baby” Yukon Gold potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into 1/4 inch pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the potatoes until fork-tender. […]

Spaghetti Squash with Gnocchi and Parmesan

Ingredients: 1 2 1/2-lb spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, small dice 3 cloves garlic, minced 16 oz gnocchi* 1 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking […]

Pepita Cotija Broccoli Slaw

Ingredients: 6 oz packaged broccoli slaw mix* 1/4 cup pepitas (hulled, roasted pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled for the dressing: 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon ground chipotle 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a small bowl, whisk […]