Three Cabbage Carnival Salad

It is kind of a slaw, kind of a cabbage salad, it’s full of color, and it feeds a crowd! It is summer cookout time, and we gather together, bringing food and conversation to the table. If I’m asked to bring a salad, I like to stray from the old standby recipes of potato salad,…

Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Serving this salad in little avocado boats adds a little bit of festive to a summer dinner. When I was growing up, I doubt I ever saw an avocado. Now, there’s hardly a day when I don’t find one on my plate in some form from breakfast to party appetizer. They are everywhere! My mother-in-law…

Cauliflower & Potato Salad

Less carbs and calories than the classic, but with the traditional summer flavor. I loved my mother’s potato salad. There was nothing out of the ordinary about it, and she made it slightly different each time, but she always included potatoes, eggs, onion, mayonnaise, and chives. Sometimes she added peas, fresh parsley, scallions, but usually…

Cabbage and Carrots With Caraway

Under pressure, this nutritional side dish is made quickly (and without the aroma penetrating the entire house all day) Cabbage is a cheap New England staple vegetable. In the autumn, you can find heads larger than your own at the farm stands for little money, and the winter co-ops and CSAs offer these local treasures…

September Corn Fritters

      I always forget how much I love corn fritters, well, until I take that first bite! I usually wait for September corn to make the fritters, simply because most of summer I’m content with eating it straight from the cob or making my ritual vat of chowder. September corn is plump and sweet, and…

Totally Tomatoes!

Red, yellow, orange, purple, green. They’re here! “What’s for dinner?” “Tomatoes.” “Didn’t we have tomatoes for lunch?” “Yep. Guess what we’re having for breakfast?” We wait all year for that blush of red in the garden, and the first few are precious. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh tomato, unadorned except for a sprinkle of…

Peaches with Ginger Rum Sauce

It’s Peach Season and we simply can’t get enough!             I stop at the farm stand and smell the peaches the second I walk through the door! For months, we have all been waiting for this. I buy a big greedy bagful, and am tempted to try to eat one…

Simple Treats from a Busy Holiday Kitchen

These can be made in minutes! Relax. Time is tight just about now, but we still want to treat our family and friends with delights from our kitchen, morsels we create once a year. Cookies and breads top the list of holiday offerings. I know in our family, we have recipes everyone craves and expects….

My Favorite Cookbooks

At least, my favorite cookbooks, today… I live with many cookbooks, and my favorites change now and then. But there are a few classics I refer to time and time again. Many of these are oldies but goodies, my vintage treasures, but some are new and I think they’ll be around for a while. Of course,…