Farmer’s Market Find: Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are in at your local farmer’s market!   I made this last fall with fresh oranges and a pumpkin from my farmer’s market.  It was so good, that I’m looking forward to making it again.  I have roasted Hatch … Continue reading

Fig, Orange & Pecan Conserve

  Fig, Orange, & Pecan Conserve About this conserve (or jam):  What makes a jam a conserve?  Apparently, if you have two or more fruits in jam, it is a conserve, much like the Balsamic Cherry Tomato and Onion Conserve.  … Continue reading

Distinctively Louisiana: Summer Favorite Blueberry Crisp

One of my all-time favorite recipes. From one of my all-time favorite cookbook authors, Bert Greene.  When I acquired his book, Greene on Grains, it was the first time I started reading a cookbook as a bedtime book.  Goodbye novel, … Continue reading

Farmer’s Market Find: Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Soup

I’m not sure where the inspiration for this came from.  All I know is that I wanted something different.  Something warm.  Something spicy.  So,  here you go. I did get this pumpkin at the Farmer’s Market a few months ago … Continue reading

Cherry Orange Scones, using the Cook’s Ill. scone method

Ready for a cup of coffee!

Several years ago, Cook’s Illustrated published a great recipe for making light and tender scones.  The secret is all  in the technique, more so than in the ingredients.  Grated frozen butter eliminates the need to overwork the dough, which is … Continue reading