Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

Tomato Sauce Seasoned with Lemongrass. Quick, Thick, and Easy!

I have really been enjoying doing cooking demos at the  Wakefield Farmers Market this summer.  I will hopefully get around to posting about the recipes I prepared earlier in the season, (some of which caused our farmer to sell out!)  but will start with this easy…

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce:  Quick and Tasty

Shrimp and Scallop in White Wine Sauce: Quick and Tasty

I have no idea how I avoided making a white wine sauce all these years. So tasty! So quick and easy! And, the best news is that it goes with all sorts of ingredients, from the the shrimp and scallops used in this recipe, to…

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

A Ham Like No Other – Locally raised is the best!

I have re-discovered locally raised pasture-fed beef, pork, and poultry, thanks to going to the Winchester Winter Farmers Market at Mahoney’s  for the past several weeks.  I am so glad our friends at John Crow Farm of Groton, MA are there – I sure have…

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Those little packs of taco seasoning are convenient and do the trick just fine, taste-wise. But, if you want to control your salt intake, increase the heat, save a few pennies, or just didn’t realized that you forgot to buy the seasoning pack until you…

No-Fuss Alfredo Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Who would have thought?

No-Fuss Alfredo Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Who would have thought?

First let me thank Fior D’Italia (The Pasta Man) for the most wonderful ravioli that inspired an amazing meal! For a change, I’ll start off with a picture of the plated meal, albeit taken after one ravioli had already been had eaten. And here is…

Tomato Sauce – my favorite using canned tomatoes

Tomato Sauce – my favorite using canned tomatoes

I have discovered the perfect tomato/pasta sauce. You can leave out the sausage for a delicious vegetarian version, or use another type of meat.  Use just one or all or less or more of the optional ingredients, simmer for as short or long a time…

Guacamole – Sometimes simple is better

Guacamole – Sometimes simple is better

I adore avocados. I love the texture, the taste, and the color.  I am happy eating plain slices of avocado, but given my love of garlic, tomatoes, and onions, guacamole is a big favorite of mine. I have tried many different recipes over the years,…

Taco Mix – Make Your Own!

Taco Mix – Make Your Own!

Here are two examples: Note: you need more than 1/2 tsp cornstarch with the second one. And, of course, feel free to make up your own! https://www.recipesecrets.net/blog/recipes/copycat-lawrys-taco-seasoning/ https://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1626,154160-255196,00.html

Sauce from Freshly Picked Tomatoes

Sauce from Freshly Picked Tomatoes

This was my second time making homemade tomato sauce from tomatoes from my garden this summer.  The first time, I started with 2 pounds of tomatoes and that just did not make enough sauce for my druthers.  This time, I started with over 4 pounds…