Homemade Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

An easy recipe to make creamy whole milk ricotta at home to spread on crostini, add to pasta, spread between layers of lasagna, or just eat by the spoonful while it’s still warm. To begin again. I try and try and try again, To at once start over and then again. My family is often […]

Roasted Tomato Salsa and Moving Forward

This tomato salsa is roasted over the grill to add some depth and flavor to a homemade salsa combination. Can it for later or serve it fresh. I got up from the couch in a huff. The majority of my marital disagreements focus on two things: church and a clean house. They often come when […]

Raspberry Peach White Wine Jam to Celebrate Summer

A honey-sweetened jam made with summer raspberries, fresh peaches and Gew├╝rztraminer white wine for a bit of added complexity and fun. Too much to do. I’m desperately trying to fit in as much as possible into the last weeks of summer. Suddenly it was here, and I wasn’t ready for it. Where did the blueberry-picking […]

A Peck of Pickled Peppers

Pickled peppers and a few vegetables mix together to become one of those classic sub sandwich condiments. Plus, a few tips for successful pickling adventures this season. I was supposed to share these on Wednesday for the pickling party, but instead, I found myself wanting to sit a bit longer around the dinner table, taking […]

Food Science Camp: How to Make Butter

We’re having weekly Food Science Camps here in an effort to create our own bit of learning this summer. Today’s lesson is on how to make butter by shaking cream in a jar. The kids all got in on the shaking action, making butter for the next morning’s breakfast. Summer, with its sticky air and […]