Growing up, the running family joke was to never leave a container of raspberries in the fridge if you planned to use them because I would eat them before you could bat an eyelash. My mom actually used to hide berries under the celery in the crisper drawer to keep me from eating them, or she’d just buy two containers (one as a decoy and one to hide). I love raspberries. They are my favorite fruit by a long shot, but unfortunately for me, they don’t have a very long season. Naturally, raspberry season is my very favorite.
The reasons I love to cook are similar to the reasons why I love summer: They are both celebrations of ingredients. Both are vibrant, full of color. It’s nice to get a little hot sometimes. Time is relative: to what you’re cooking, what you’re doing, what the weather is like… Guidelines are helpful, but improvisation is … Continue reading Reasons to Love Summer, Cooking
At last… Summer. Or what feels like summer, judging by these blissful temperatures late into the evening and the sudden abundance at the farmer’s market! I didn’t really post a May seasonal recipe roundup because May really felt more like March here in Maryland, and so none of the produce you usually get around that … Continue reading Recipe Roundup: Seasonal Produce in May & June
Last weekend was opening day at my favorite farmer’s market in our area. I have been excited about this for weeks! Even though the day was gloomy, and we had a time limit because I had to work at my husband’s winery tasting room later that day, I was giddy, running around with a big … Continue reading How to Get the Most out of Your Farmer’s Market
The flowers are out, the leaves are sprouting on the trees, and it’s gotten steadily warmer and sunnier (except that one freakish day we still had some flurries last week but I’m just going to pretend like that didn’t happen) so spring is officially HERE in Maryland. And I couldn’t be more excited! That means … Continue reading April Seasonal Recipe Roundup
Easter fun, for adults.
Spring is here (finally!) in Maryland. All of our mystery bulbs are popping up in our new yard, a daffodil here, a crocus there, the weather is warming up, and my husband is busy planning and plotting our future vegetable garden. All this fresh air (ahem, rain) has made me really crave some leafy greens … Continue reading March Seasonal Recipe Roundup
Ah, the glorious egg! Who cares if the egg or the chicken came first? This delicious food is loaded with yellow, yummy goodness and all kinds of nutrients. Eggs are a complete protein, so they contain all amino acids. They also contain every B vitamin—talk about a little yolky bundle of happiness! While they do have … Continue reading All About the Egg