Strawberry Puff Pastry Squares

During that one warm spell a few weeks ago, I was coming home from fishing with the car windows wide open when all of...

Creative eats for Memorial Day

With warm and sunny weather in the forecast, the cheeseburger birds (Mountain Chickadees) singing their song and the Memorial Day weekend on tap, it’s...

Juicy Burgers

  The Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the barbecue season. Actually, with the weather we have had this year many people have been itching...

Sweet and Spicy Pork

This request came from a friend that loves pork. Listening to him, it sounds like he likes other meat, but eats pork in some...

Invasive species invade dinner plates

I love seafood, particularly shellfish, but living in the mountains makes accessing fresh-caught creatures of the sea somewhat difficult. Although fresh seafood is readily...

Zucchini and Roasted Red Pepper Puree

There is an old saying in the mountains, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” It is hot and muggy and...

Remedies from the kitchen

Is your skin dry? Is your skin breaking out? Does your tummy ache? Consider heading to the kitchen to cure what ails you or...

Croquet Potatoes

This article is dedicated to Steve K., who has gone out of his way on a number of occasions over the years to assure...

Blueberry Pie

I made it to the farmers’ market last week after missing the week before. It was pretty crowded and I got bumped hard enough...

Butterscotch Sauce

By Chef David “Smitty” Smith ·  Do you believe in coincidences? Oops, I think I read one time that you’re not supposed to start an...