Recent Posts

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

DISCLAIMER: Since posting this recipe, Pam retired, thus no more Pam’s Salsa. 🙁 I will come up with a product or recipe to replace it in this recipe. Feel free to remind me.  🙂 I started doing the cooking demos at the Wakefield Farmers Market…

Frozen Steak? Just Grill or Pan Sauté It. Really! No Need to Defrost.

Frozen Steak? Just Grill or Pan Sauté It. Really! No Need to Defrost.

Not only can you grill (or pan saute) steak when frozen, many recommend it. I will update this post with references, but, for now, based on repeated experience as grilled by my husband Steve, here are the instructions for grilling frozen steak: Heat the grill…

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Want the Perfect Ham? Just Think Slow and Low

Finally! A totally foolproof way to produce the perfect ham, It is all about cooking it slow and low. I had saved a 5.5 lb bone-in smoked ham that I purchased last spring from Lilac Hedge Farm and decided that it would make a great…

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…

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Simple Noodle, Sausage, and Veggie Soup

Need a quick and tasty meal that is healthy, too?  Bring a few cups of water to a boil in a saucepan, add thinly chopped or sliced veggies and a cooked hot sausage cut in thin rounds, and a handful of soba noodles broken in…

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock  :)

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock :)

Once you have gotten a few meals from your Herb Roasted Butterflied Turkey after first enjoying the bird during your Low Stress Turkey Dinner feast, the next step is to make a lovely stock from the bones and scraps, being sure to get as much meat…

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Low Stress Method : Turkey Dinner for 12 with All the Fixings

Do you love to host Thanksgiving for your family and/or friends but find it stressful juggling all the prep work with your already busy life? Are you tired of staying up late the night before, getting up at the crack of dawn on the big…

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

Miso Soup with Soba Noodles, Nettles, and Daikon Radish

One of the many paths I’ve traveled is that of the vegan/macrobiotic herbalist, apparently for long enough that this soup is one of my comfort foods. Basically, all you have to do to make it is boil some water, add some soba or other noodles…

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…

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

There is nothing like a simple chicken soup made by simmering the carcass of a roasted or grilled chicken for an hour or so along with a few veggies to round out the flavor.  Along with pulling out the last bit of flavor and nutrition,…