Salmon Patties

I think everyone these days is trying to limit their grocery store runs, and make the most out of their kitchen leftovers.  One of my least favorite leftovers is fish, there’s just something about reheating fish that just doesn’t mesh well with me.  Part of it is that it’s hard to reheat fish without drying…

Lobster Quiche

I find that the most complicated part of making a quiche is the pie crust, but once you’ve got that squared away, it’s only a matter of throwing your favorite ingredients into the pie shell with a couple of eggs and some milk or cream.  Easy Peasy. We also have WONDERFUL neighbors that keep us…

Pickled Beet and Chorizo Orzo Salad

It’s the time of year when cold salads abound, from the classic potato and pasta salads, staples of most summer barbecues, to the healthier whole grain salads such as quinoa tabouli and blue cheese farro.  An all-in-one salad that is cool, light, refreshing, and nourishing is a staple to my summer diet, and every year…

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola is all about taking back control over your cereal.  It is from this early morning soapbox that you can start your day right – with a measured allowance of sugar, that leaves plenty of dietary room for that chocolate treat that’s looming at the back of your mind throughout the day, a reduction…

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a simple dish, that’s quick to make, and ticks multiple yummy flavor boxes – acid from the wine and lemon, fat from the butter and olive oil, and a tiny hint of heat from the crushed red pepper flakes and the copious use of garlic.  You really have to love garlic to…

Homemade Butter

One of my projects lately has been learning how to make homemade butter.  You may be thinking why bother when commercial butter is so readily available?  What it has come down to for me, what really makes it worth it, has been the underlying sweet cream flavor that is often lost in large commercial batches…