Category: Recipes

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

Grilled Green Tomatoes With Burrata And Green Juice Get true unripe green tomatoes, not green heirlooms, which are too delicate to grill. As for the green juice, there are some good store-bought ones if you’d rather not make your own.   Ingredients 4 SERVINGS Green Juice ½ small romaine heart, coarsely chopped ¼ English hothouse [Continue Reading]

    I like to think of this grilled portobello mushroom recipe as the healthy answer to stuffed potato skins. Using a handful of healthy ingredients and low-fat mozzarella cheese, these are the no-guilt appetizer many have been waiting for. But why limit yourself to an appetizer portion? These make a great meal, too!   [Continue Reading]

  Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums Courtesy of Bon Appétit   Quickly grilling kale makes it crispy. Pairing it with fresh plums and ricotta transforms it into our new favorite salad. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon honey Kosher salt, [Continue Reading]

Most of us have moved on from the thought that there is a grilling season. Now accepted as a year-round method of cooking, grilling adds flavor to food that we cannot achieve by using the oven or stove.  The additional layer of smokey, or even charred, flavor to our food that grilling provides, often brings us [Continue Reading]

A Memorable 4th of July Menu

This week, everyone’s mind is on Saturday’s 4th of July celebrations. Our national holiday, the 4th of July, or more properly referred to as Independence Day, features a color scheme of red, white, and blue for everything from attire to house decorations and table settings to food. Nearly everyone attends a party or picnic where [Continue Reading]

May is National Barbecue Month but since America is a country of grill-crazy people anyway, is it possible to single out just one month for this favored pastime? Perhaps, the anointing of May as the official barbeque month indicates that we should forego our indoor kitchens for the entire month and take the challenge to cook [Continue Reading]

South Carolina is full of nuts. Pecans, that is. The south is known for delicious pecans and everything that one can think of making with them:  pies, pralines, caramel and pecan topping, ice cream, or simply as a snack all by themselves. The pecan tree is a species of hickory and the word is from [Continue Reading]

Basil Infused Olive Oil

As the warm weather winds down and produce from our gardens dwindles, it is possible to save some of the goodness from the garden to use throughout the fall and winter months. Nearly everyone I know has a basil plant which has produced more basil than they know what to do with. Why not harvest [Continue Reading]

Popcorn… It’s such a great snack and, on more occasions than I would like to admit, a quick dinner. There have been many evenings where I have paired a bowl of popcorn with a glass of wine—which begs the question—red or white? I’m sure the French would wrinkle their Gallic noses at the combination. But, [Continue Reading]