Musings

Posts in the Side Dishes category:


July 16, 2015

Finally, Summer!

A few months ago it seemed as if we would never see Summer again, but, as always, it has arrived.   Summer is the time for outdoor gatherings, going to the beach, farmers markets, grilled food and lots of salads!  The best hot summer evening... READ MORE


February 12, 2014

A Wintery Mix

By February, winter has really set in here in the North East!  This winter, in particular, has been especially cold and the recent nor’easters have meant many snow days cooped up inside.  The most common phrase I have heard lately is “I can’t wait for... READ MORE


November 8, 2013

The color of Fall

I love Fall!  The leaves changing color, the sun through the trees casting a golden glow, the crisp, invigorating air and the warm smells of slow cooking remind me of all that is wonderful about New England.  It is this that I missed living in... READ MORE


June 27, 2013

In the Garden

A little over two months ago I began a quest for a greener, more sustainable kitchen and I have been successful in keeping canned goods out of my cooking, I squeeze my OJ fresh and my garden is thriving. I have not been quite able... READ MORE


June 14, 2013

“How luscious lies the pea within the pod.” – Emily Dickenson

Ok forget that crazy idiom about dense fog and that really unattractive gray green color of Split Pea Soup. These peas are different. English Garden Peas are here. Another short-lived summer delight, English Garden Peas conjure up sweetness and the simplicity of an old time... READ MORE


December 7, 2010

Winter Squash It

Squash: “ The fruits of various members of the gourd family, which fall into two classifications, winter squash and summer squash” Both summer and winter squash are great “go to” vegetables as there are so many varieties. Every part of the plant can be eaten... READ MORE


May 10, 2010

Heirloom Tomatoes

Eva Purple Ball, Green Zebra, Black Krim, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, HillBilly, Mortgage Lifter, Pink Ping Pong, Early Girl… No, I am not calling you names or listing bizarre obscenities. I am talking about tomatoes. I am particularly fascinated by the heirlooms…their rainbow of colors, unique... READ MORE

Find out what’s cooking in the my kitchen, and what notable goodies I’m finding at the local farmer’s market. I will be posting wonderful recipes throughout the year so be sure to check back often!

Categories