Help with Summer’s Bounty and Winter’s Barren-ness

CSA Tip: When you have so much variety in the summer and too little variety in the winter (i.e. a head of cabbage each week), turn to cookbooks dedicated specifically to vegetables and fruits. There are many out there, but Alice Water’s Vegetable and Fruit books are my staples.  I look forward to getting copies…

Summer’s Creamed Corn

Photo by: Mozart’s Nose A couple weeks ago I got my first ears of corn from my CSA farm. Orginally I’m from the South – Virginia to be specific – so I have exacting standards when it comes to sweet corn. I’m particularly partial to white corn, though its tricky to find the variety that…

Pots n’ Pans

Ok – here’s my take on kitchen essentials. If I was headed to a deserted island only populated by sticks and palm fronds with some random reptiles thrown in, I would pack up: a cleaver and 3.5 paring knife, a cast iron skillet, a long handled wooden spoon, a ladle, and a knife sharpener (more…