Category Archive for 'Recipes'

You know I am going all out if I peel a cucumber. I’ve been known to grab a fistful of roast beef in one hand, half a cuke in the other, and call it a meal. So, when I was making this salad the other night and started to peel the cucumbers, M looked at […]

Lavender Lemonade Gelatin

My kids went back-to-school on August 18th, and it took until August 25th for me to get the dreaded, “Mommy, I don’t feel well,” call. So, instead of feeding Little A her lunch, I tossed a tired, cranky and very hungry little toddler in the minivan and hauled it to school. His illness was mild […]

I was stumped. It’s not a cobbler, a buckle, a betty or a crisp. It’s not a pie or a pudding. It’s cake-ish but not really cake-like. I didn’t know what to call it. So, as I opened up WordPress to blog the recipe, I asked my seven-year old, who raved about the dessert last […]

Food for the 4th

The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. It happens during the summer, and I live for summer, so there’s that. It happens when the produce is amazing and simple and local. So there’s that, too. It’s all about community and the “big deal” is the neighborhood parade and fireworks on the hill. It usually […]

Asian-Braised Pork Wraps

This is one of those recipes that is purposefully mild, so as to have broad-kid appeal. (Looking for another one? Check out my Pesto Chicken Zusketti where you roast the garlic to reduce the bite.) Consequently, for the grown-up palate, you may want to have some sriracha on the table. Actually, my husband strongly encourages you […]

Fig Envy

I am a fiend for figs. My grandmother’s yard in Texas is full of fig bushes and trees and, when I would go there in the summer, I spent as much time as I could harvesting the little delights. My Granny and I would pop a few in our mouths, freeze some, and roast others. […]

(This is Kristine. I am sitting with M, E, O and W – the campers of Camp MEOW. We have worked hard all day on our recipe for our lemonade stand. We’d like to share it with you now. But, first, I am turning over the reins of the blog to the kids! So everything […]

Salmon Fennel Cakes

Bone-in, fatty fish rock. Let me count the ways: calcium, Omega-3 fatty acids, easy storage. I could go on. I have no trouble downing bone-in sardines and other tiny fish, and I have many recipes using them, too. (Like this one for Sardine Mayo, this one for a Sardine Scramble and this one for a Simply Sardine Salad.) […]

Bacon Wrapped Oysters

In my Farmers’ Market post, I mentioned that Mom and I had fetched some fresh shrimp and oysters at the Bluffton Oyster Company on our way home. It sits right on the May River, and is perched next to the dock where the shrimping boats come and go. It’s got a terrifically briny smell, and […]

Warm Onion Tahini Sauce

I hereby reserve the right to amend this recipe in the future. It’s an adaptation from a recipe I used to adore in Jae Steele’s Get It Ripe. Jae is a whole food vegan, and she is brilliantly creative. Her cookbooks have inspired a number of my creations. This sauce represents my take on her “Fettuccine […]