Those slow foodies, what do you get them? They are often environmentally conscious and shun materialism. While the other people on your list might appreciate some sort of useless gift set from Wal-Mart, wrapped in oodles and oodles of tree-killing wrapping paper, there is a better way to your local ... Read More about 9 Gift Ideas for the Local Cook on Your List
I have almost finished with all the autumn recipes in Simply in Season. I had already planned to have guest bloggers review the cranberry recipes, but another fruit has become just as problematic: the persimmon. In the past month or so various persimmon recipes have been appearing in my favorite ... Read More about Persimmons: My nemesis.
This was my second pear custard contribution to Thanksgiving, and I have to say that I preferred it over the other one from Simply in Season. I really liked the creamy texture contrasted with the underripe pears (which was an accident since that's all the store had, but it worked out for the best. ... Read More about Pear Custard Pie
For the crust: Cream together 1/3 C butter, 1/3 C sugar, 3/4 C whole wheat flour, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. Stir in 2/3 C nuts and press into the bottom of an 8x8 pan and bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. For the filling: Beat 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 C sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vanilla ... Read More about Pear Custard Bars
While the recipe in Simply in Season merely calls for a 3 pound whole chicken, I knew that this was the perfect recipe for a stewing chicken. Stewing chickens are usually tough old birds and are very inexpensive, even when they are the organic free range variety that I get from the farm where I ... Read More about Chicken Vegetable Soup