Pita

I posted a pita recipe a few years ago, but in the intervening years my pita game has improved, and as pita has been one of the latest hard-to-find grocery items, I figured it would be a good time to revamp my pita making methodologies.  Pita are surprisingly easy to make once you get the…

Olive Focaccia

Focaccia is relatively easy to make, as it requires no kneading and only a few simple ingredients.  Focaccia also travels well, and retains it’s flavor and texture when served at room temperature.  I made this latest loaf for a boating picnic, and dressed it up with black olives – a personal favorite. Ingredients: 4 1/2…

Blueberry Crisp

Another summer fruit crisp.  I did strawberries a couple of weeks ago.  This week it’s time for some blueberries.  They are not quite in season around here yet, but they are starting to appear on the supermarket shelves, probably shipped up from Florida or California.  I can’t wait for blueberry pie season! Yum yum yum……

Papa a la Huancaína

Papa a la Huancaína is one of my favorite Peruvian dishes, and as Vermont tends to lack good Peruvian cuisine, it falls to me to recreate my own versions of Peruvian dishes such as this one.  Papa a la Huancaína, in its simplest form, is a potato smothered in a spicy cheese sauce.  I decided…

Strawberry Shortcakes

I tried holding out until June 14th, or Strawberry Shortcake Day, but I simply could not resist the lure of plump, macerated strawberries enveloped in soft clouds of whipped cream, set atop a buttery shortcake biscuit.  These are the strawberry shortcakes of my childhood, just as my Mom would make them.  A special weekend treat,…