Here we go again with that zucchini
I hate to write again about a subject I just wrote about, but some friends have sent me some really good recipes for this item, and I know that we have a lot of it coming out of the garden.
What’s with this long green item call zucchini?
Less than 30 years ago, the zucchini often called a green Italian squash, was hardly recognized.
Today, it is a particular favorite of home gardeners. It’s popularity is probably due in large part to its versatility as a vegetable as well its being able to be put into a dessert or bread.
A member of the cucumber and melon family, Christopher Columbus is said to have brought zucchini seeds from Central and South America to the Mediterranean region.
Berea LIFE works to establish localized food system
A group of citizens banded together with the goal of localizing Berea’s food system met Aug. 1 to discuss ways to move forward with their efforts.
Those involved with collecting data for a local food system profile presented what had been learned through a community food system assessment conducted over the summer.
The forum was organized by Berea Locally Integrated Food Economy (LIFE), a subgroup of the Berea Economic Advancement Team.
It is canning time again in Kentucky
The garden items are starting to make their way into the kitchens of Kentucky once again. Even after all that rainy season we have gone through, I am now finally getting some tomatoes.
I will share with you some of my easy and worthwhile canning recipes and techniques.
Hobo stew is great for camp cooking
This is the time of year when folks like to go camping or cook outdoors. I like to try new food items either on the camping trail or out on my outdoor grill.
Here are some recipes I have tried that were really good.
You use your fingers for what?
Kids love to eat with their fingers. The smaller the child, the easier it is for them to pick up foods with their fingers.
However, we adults love to eat with our fingers as well. How many fast food items can you count that one use's their fingers ... chicken nuggets, French fries, etc.
Try these ‘crocking good’ foods
Crock pots are amazing. A crock pot is worth purchasing if you are like myself always on the go.
You can make anything in it, from desserts to breakfast foods, not just stews and soups. The other side of using one is PATIENCE, and a time for preplanning. If you use your time wisely, your crock pot will make your meal planning easier.
Can we really trick our taste buds?
A lot of times, when my family wonders what on earth I have fixed for a meal, I tell them it’s mystery meat. You can't fool mother nature, but you can sometimes fool folks with things that taste like something they are use to eating. I will share with you some of these tricks I have learned over my career.
Simple, versatile, sticky and sweet weeknight pork
My goal was simple — a weeknight-friendly pork dish that was all about sticky-sweet-savory deliciousness. Neither take-out nor heavy lifting would be allowed, and versatility was a must.
Simple, versatile chocolate bark for Valentine's
Looking for an easy way to impress this Valentine's Day? Consider a simple — but still sensational — chocolate bark.
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