These little treasures, originally inspired by the lovely Marche Artisan Foods in East Nashville, are so delightful and fun to create. They are a breakfast/brunch menu item, but really, they could be enjoyed at any hour of the day. By definition, a Tartine is: "a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients", and the … Continue reading Summer Tartines
When I told Dave that I wanted to post about Cheese Straws, he asked, "Are you sure you haven't posted on that before?" I said, "Yes, I'm sure I haven't". He said, "But you love them! They are delicious, a classic, and you've made them for years! Are you sure?" I said, "I know! I'm … Continue reading Cheese Straws
Aside from a few seasonal fruits, including apples (which I adore and eat daily) the upcoming months of fresh fruit options do not compare with the BOUNTIFUL VARIETY of summer fruits! That's when it's time to get creative. this Jell-O ad is reminiscent of our grandmother's creations Growing up, my grandmother made the most creative … Continue reading Frozen Fruit Salad and Pumpkin Seed Roasting: Childhood Memories
We play this game in my family, when we cook something that is pretty, or yummy, or special. We say, "How much do you think this would cost at a … Continue reading Hummus: Cracking the Code
Sometimes it’s the simple things that make life enjoyable – like freshly popped popcorn, cooked on the stove-top on a summer afternoon! I have been loving making stove top popcorn. I used Coconut Oil one day and was impressed with the taste of the popcorn with just salt added. De-Li-Cious! (Not to mention that Coconut … Continue reading Corn: Popping and Shucking
In enjoyment of the produce of summertime, and to offset the junk food that is inherent in summer eating, I have been cooking lots of veggie-driven meals. Corn on the cob, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini and melons have played a leading role our table. Kale is one of the “super foods” I have … Continue reading Eating our Greens (and lots of Ice Cream)
Summer means road tripping. GORP (or trail mix, you might call it) is a favorite treat of mine to take on the road, to the pool, on a hike, or vacation. What exactly is GORP? I did a little research about the etymology of GORP and here's what wikipedia tells me. Good Ole Raisins & Peanuts … Continue reading Road Tripping: Healthy Snacks and PackingTips!