Kitchen

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick Pickling Carrots in a Basic Brine

Quick pickling is an easy way to preserve your extra veggies – especially if you have a farm share or a garden, and you wind up with way more veggies than you can possibly consume. I like to quick pickle, over regular-pickling, because I plan […]

Learning to Love Mezcal

Learning to Love Mezcal

Mezcal is a rich, smoky, pungent liquor. Similar to Tequila, but smoked – to me it tastes like to Scotch. Both tequila and mezcal are made from the Agave plant, but the process for making each is a little bit different, resulting in much different […]

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

I scream, you scream, let’s make coffee ice cream with almond milk

  Coffee ice cream is one of the no-frills flavors that I’ve often overlooked in favor of chunky-peanut-butter-chocolate-swirl-madness or some other equally-as-sexy promise of ice cream euphoria. But really: that classic coffee ice cream is a slam-dunk flavor every time, with no guess work, and […]

What to do with your produce when you go on vacation (don’t throw it away!)

What to do with your produce when you go on vacation (don’t throw it away!)

  Summer is the time for an abundance of fresh vegetables, maybe a farm share, or a kitchen garden. But summer is also time for traveling. These are two of my favorite things, but unfortunately the two do not mix. Here are a few ideas […]

[Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

[Secretly Healthy] Creamy Cape Cod Clam Chowder

Growing up on Cape Cod meant that every restaurant in town had to serve their version of the creamy clammy chowder that we hold so near and dear to our hearts – even if all that creamy fatty goodness goes straight to our arteries. Traditionally, New […]

No Crackers. No Problem.

No Crackers. No Problem.

I’ve had some bad luck making crackers… CRACKERS, of all things. Too soggy, too burnt, too spicy — you name it and I’ve screwed it up… in cracker-form. BUT tonight, I broke the cracker-curse. I found a very forgiving & simple recipe for crisp and tasty – […]

The Elusive Sky Juice Cocktail Recipe

The Elusive Sky Juice Cocktail Recipe

If you’ve never been to the Bahamas, there’s a chance you’ve never heard of this drink.  Sky Juice – as it is locally known by the bahamians – is so good you might never reach for vodka soda ever again. (Or at least not until […]

Your secret WOW dish involves: Smoked Fish Stock

Your secret WOW dish involves: Smoked Fish Stock

Normally I stay away from fish stocks unless I’m going all-in with a chowder or asian soup. Fish stock is sometimes [expectedly] fishy and thin, not adding too much oomph to the final dish. It needs to really get dressed up to stand up to the bold flavors […]

Serious Ice Cream: Balsamic Feta Cheesecake Ice Cream

Serious Ice Cream: Balsamic Feta Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sounds decadent, right?  It’s not as diet-busting as you’d think, which is a really solid bonus because bathing suit season is just around the corner. Maybe this creation sounds a little suspicious too: feta and balsamic in my ice cream?  This isn’t a salad! … […]

Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Sprouting Sprouts from Seed

Here is a quick update on sprouting your own sprouts – it works! In about 3-4 days, the little sprout seeds grow into fresh sprouts – at a fraction of the cost of store-bought sprouts. Plus you can decide what sort of sprouts you’re in […]