Now that I have your attention, what in the heck is Boiled Cider and why would you want to make it? First, let me share a bit of history. From the mid-1600’s up until around the 1920s, it was a common item in many kitchens. Whenever orchards abounded, boiled cider, sometimes referred to as apple […]
Yum, yum, yum! I do so love this Valencia Orange Curd. It never fails. When I am working on a recipe, I always buy way more of the main ingredient than I need. When working on my Valencia Orange Marmalade I did just that, so it was a natural thought to make a delicious Valencia Orange […]
I’m on a roll with jam, marmalade, and making preserves. The fact that my Homemade Berry Jam is the simplest thing ever is a good reason to love this recipe. All I can say is once you’ve tasted your own, you’ll be hard pressed to buy it at the grocery store again. My very first experience […]
Nothing could be more heavenly than a dollop of this Mock Devonshire Cream (or Clotted Cream) on warm scones. Add a spot of homemade berry jam to it and you’ll feel like you’re royalty. It also makes a great topping for fresh fruit, puddings, homemade bread, pound cake, in recipes and so much more. You might be […]
I have a bounty of herbs that came from my garden; it wasn’t hard to figure out what I would do with them. Along with my Basil Pesto, we created this amazing Homemade Chimichurri sauce. Homemade Chimichurri sauce originated in Argentina, mainly designed as a complement to their great grass-fed beef. Over time it found its […]
I love this Fresh Mushroom Salad recipe. The fact is I love mushrooms in just about any form. It’s also an especially nice salad on a hot summer day. A few years back, while we were on a trip to France, we were served a fresh mushroom salad that I fell in love with. I ask for the recipe and how […]
I love olives in just about any form. Because of that, it was suggested that I add this Easy Marinated Garlic Olives to my blog. This Easy Marinated Garlic Olives recipe, as it is with most of the recipes I’ve showcased, is SUPER easy. It so easy that I call it my “add, shake and you’re done” […]
You will adore this Baked Provolone dish. It’s super simple, one that can act as a starter, side, light luncheon or a shared snack. Besides, I have a thing for provolone. We have a garden that is exploding with all manner of good things. Tomatoes, basil, oregano and on it goes. While on a recent […]
Summer is here, and the hot weather is prompting me to look for cool and refreshing recipes. So I went to my ragged manila file-folder for some ideas.
This is the recipe I pulled out. This is basic and simple recipe that we used as a kid when our garden had provided us with more cucumbers then we could eat. They found there way into many a dish. We would add them to a green salad or make homemade pickles. What ever the form or use I always loved the crisp cool taste of a fresh cucumber.