I’ll sell you my pickle for a nickle

How about two cents?   Who doesn’t like pickles? Well…test subject Bill is a self-proclaimed pickle hater. With this in mind…well…I made pickles anyway 🙂 With Alton Brown’s refrigerator pickle recipe recipe in hand, I was determined to produce the best pickles ever. Or, at least something edible. His recipe calls for “pickling spices.” IContinue reading “I’ll sell you my pickle for a nickle”

Produce Panic Attack

Last week I had a produce panic attack. There are loads of goodness coming in from the local farms, and I think half of it ended up in my kitchen. Between my CSA box and my inability to stay away from the Suwanee farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, my fridge and counter tops were burstingContinue reading “Produce Panic Attack”

Behold the Power of Tomato Basil Soup

A while back I discovered a recipe for tomato basil soup, I can’t even remember where. It was supposed to be a copycat recipe for the one at La Madeline restaurant. Since I haven’t had the one there I don’t know how close it is, or even how much I’ve changed it since then, butContinue reading “Behold the Power of Tomato Basil Soup”

Blueberry Muffins, Take Two

After Sunday’s muffin disaster, I was bound and determined to conquer the blueberry muffin. I used the same recipe from How to Cook Everything, but made some changes to my technique. First, I got some baking powder that was NOT EXPIRED (recommended). Second, I made sure I did less stirring. Third, I did all regularContinue reading “Blueberry Muffins, Take Two”

A Lesson in Collard Greens

My CSA box last week contained a wide variety of greens: spinach, bordeaux spinach, herbs, kale and collard greens. Collards, a member of the cabbage family and intensely popular in the south, are not a vegetable I’d knowingly encountered before. Apparently Iowa is not suited for growing collards, even though they are a cold tolerant veggie.Continue reading “A Lesson in Collard Greens”