Saturday, March 23, 2013

Rose Ice Cream: To Mango or Not to Mango, or A Rose by Any Other Name is a Mango, or Rosencrantz and Mangostern


OK, enough Shakespeare. Unless anybody has any others???

I've had this idea in my head for a while now: rose ice cream. You see, I was shopping at a store that sells loose leaf herbs and teas a few months ago when I overheard two employees talking about what tea would be best to give as a gift to a certain relative. One woman suggested a black tea with rose. "It's really good with milk," she said. That struck a chord in me. Or maybe, it was more like a zing.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Skillet Rosemary Focaccia Bread


I've got two words for you: March Madness!!! Oh yeah! Every March during Spring Break we pull out our TV, wipe the dust off of our rabbit ears (yeah, I know), and sit back and watch a lot of college basketball. Every year I also make a batch of rosemary focaccia bread to munch on.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Roman-Style Artichokes


We are a member of our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Every week I go down to their warehouse and pick out 14 different types of seasonal organic fruits and vegetables that are either grown here or traded with another CSA in our region. Over the last two weeks I have acquired 4 artichokes that have been sitting in our refrigerator. I've been a little unsure of how to use them. The truth is that my family does't care for artichokes and I don't have much experience preparing them. But I thought maybe if I could find just the right recipe I could win my family over and turn them into artichoke lovers!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Yogurt, Two Ways



I frequently used to make homemade yogurt when my kids were little, but, unfortunately it became one of those comforting rituals that fell by the wayside as time became scarce. However, I recently decided to revive this old tradition and make up a batch.