Summer leaves us, taking with her all the flirtatious and vivid fruits and vegetables which are replaced by fall's more secretive bounty. The color scheme of the variety changes from reds and blues to oranges and browns. Tender young summer squashes are blended in with their rustic cousins like the acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash. Roots and tubers begin to make their hearty appearance as the cold weather moves in as if giving us sustenance to greet the winter.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I cannot remember the first time I encountered the celebrated Sriracha Sauce but it was some time ago, before it was as readily available as Tabasco Sauce, Tapatio or mayo and mustard for that matter. Yes today the iconic bright red bottled sauce topped with the bright green screw top squirt cap has made it's way into every corner of the culinary world and beyond. From potato chips, themed cookbooks, restaurant menus, t-shirts and iPhone cases this sauce seems to have a cultural following all of it's own.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The arrival of tomatoes in farmer's markets begins a season as vivid as their colors, flavors and varieties. This may be a time where the tomato is pristinely showcased on restaurant menus and in your own creations. Keep in mind that August will come bringing the tomatoes' big push where the fruit is plump, juicy and abundant meaning less expensive per pound. This is the perfect time for utilizing the tomato for more rustic recipes like sauces, soups, canning and roasting.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
|Best in Show: Spicy Pickle Chips.|