Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches
It seems to me that just about this time last year I was posting a bruschetta recipe that looks amazingly similar to this salad.  Its funny but I had completely forgotten about that recipe but started craving this flavor combination as the peaches in the farmers markets and stores started to reach their juicy peak! ...

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso

Pan Roasted Sweet Corn with Miso
Heat and sunshine, lakes and pools, playing like the days will never end, summer is so sweet especially through the eyes of a child. My bonafide toddler is no exception. He relishes splashing, sliding, and blowing bubbles like a kid twice his age, and I must admit life is more fun when I see it ...

Firecracker Lemon Ice Cream

Firecracker Lemon Ice Cream
I almost put quotes around “Ice Cream” in the title above.  Not because this isn’t a creamy delicious frozen dessert, homemade, in an ice cream maker, it’s just not quite ice cream.  It’s a tart sweet confection that earns its name “Firecracker,” that and the obvious association with everybody’s favorite homemade ice cream holiday… the ...

Grill Roasted Lobster, Scallops, and Shrimp with Potatoes and Beer

Grill Roasted Lobster, Scallops, and Shrimp with Potatoes and Beer
It’s almost independence day, the unofficial middle of summer (at least from a school perspective) and the really the only day of the year you can justify blowing things up.  A lot of people go to big firework shows, like we did for Memorial Day this year, but my favorite plan is to bypass a major ...

Israeli Couscous Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad
Last night I spent a lovely evening of food and music in the middle of a wonderful community farm… a potluck.  Last week, several picnics and potlucks.  As for the rest of the summer, it seems to be what we are doing so I thought maybe all of you are doing the same thing, so ...

Beef and Smoke without Fire

Beef and Smoke without Fire
For a Kansas City girl there is a shocking lack of smoked foods on this site.  Today I rectify that, at least a little and share a recent adventure with you.  It may be perfect timing because this is a show stopper dish, and Father’s day is coming up you know!  So anyway, back to ...

Strawberry loves Rhubarb

Strawberry loves Rhubarb
Most of the time I don’t make it home from the farmers market with any strawberries.  I buy them alright, and with good intentions too, but if I’m really honest with you I just stand in front of the farmers stall and eat them all.  After the 30 seconds it takes me to devour a ...

Party Food

Party Food
Sometimes I like to make myself a little present.  Something for later when things are really hectic that I can pull out and serve without spending any time at all in the kitchen.  I have a few things I make every year when the vegetables are in season and can for later, pickles, jams, but ...

Warm Chickpea Salad – Cooking From Your Pantry 2

Warm Chickpea Salad - Cooking From Your Pantry
Last night dinner was so good! Really flavorful, fast, and the best thing? It was all just stuff I had lying around in the pantry or fridge.  This is the kind of recipe to throw together on a night that you didn’t plan anything and don’t have much in the house.   I’m calling this ...

Spargal (Asparagus Gratin) 1

Spargal (Asparagus Gratin)
This post is a long time coming! Usually I would write as I travel, uploading my thoughts as I go and enlisting you in helping to solidify my all too fleeting memories, but not this time.  This trip, this early spring rather has been all about the experience, the joie de vivre and I’m just ...