Classic Strawberry Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 20/06

This is the recipe my grandmother always used for her strawberry jam.  The taste and color when freshly made can’t be beat.  Opening a jar of this in… Read More »

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

In Breakfast Foods, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options
by Ann on 17/06

A while back, I picked up a good tidbit of information from a stand owner at our local farmer’s market:  Rhubarb season lasts through the longest day of… Read More »

Juicing 101…a guest post from Jaclyn Downs

In Drinks & Smoothies, Kitchen Basics, Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 12/06

I have long loved eating greens, but aside from my one make-ahead green smoothie recipe, have been hesitant to drink them!  When I saw that Jaclyn Downs was… Read More »

Strawberry Pesto Pasta Salad

In Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Pasta, Salads
by Ann on 10/06

This recipe came from Genevieve, an English teacher at Lancaster Country Day School. Another teacher told Genevieve she simply must share this recipe for the Summer Salad Challenge… Read More »

From Farm to Table

In Kitchen Extras
by Ann on 09/06

Did you love going on field trips as a kid?  Well, I felt just like a kid again when I spent a day on a farm followed by… Read More »

Strawberry Kumquat Avocado Salad…with optional homemade ricotta

In Fruits & Veggies, Salads, Vegetarian
by Ann on 07/06

When local strawberries are at their peak, I make salads with them almost every night. Once a simple dressing has been prepared and left to wait in the… Read More »

Homemade Ricotta

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Gluten-Free Options, Kitchen Basics
by Ann on 05/06

  When cheese is made, the leftover whey is used to make ricotta.  In general, to create cheese, live cultures (a fancy name for bacteria) are typically added… Read More »

Sesame Peanut Noodles

In Gluten-Free Options, Nuts & Nut Butters, Pasta, Salads
by Ann on 31/05

I have two favorite preparations for noodles in a peanut sauce so, before I chose one for this space, I made them both for dinner recently.  My family… Read More »

Millet Breakfast Porridge

In Breakfast Foods, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options
by Ann on 29/05

Since I recently introduced millet into the repertoire of grains included on this website, I felt compelled to include a few tasty ways to use it!  I began… Read More »

Asian Beef Skewers (or Whole Flank Steak)

In Beef, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling
by Ann on 26/05

I’m the type of person who thinks about dinner as I am eating breakfast.  So, it may not be surprising that I ponder what to cook for the… Read More »