Monthly July, 2012
You’ve gotta feel a little bit bad for the Cattlemen, these days. The epic drought that is devastating much of this country is guaranteed to put feed prices through the roof for some time to come. Ranchers are selling off their cattle because they can’t afford to feed them. Farming is a tough business.
To be honest, for much of my eating life, I have been pretty cool toward chilled soups. They seem like glorified smoothies, sometimes, just a bowl of puree with no real heft or intensity. But of late, with the unrelenting heat, I’ve decided to re-think my bias. Since it’s too darn hot to really
It’s that time of year. The sweet corn is ripe and ready, and time to feast. I’ve been enjoying the heck out of it, boiled and slathered, grilled, and my current fave, sauteed. I have decided that the cooking method that will heat up the kitchen the least is to cut the kernels off the
Ok, maybe I tricked you into coming here after your search for “best weed”. But, you are welcome to weigh in on my assessment. I really think that Purslane, also called “pigweed” could well hold the title of best weed. Maybe I should call it a wild-foraged plant, kind of like how we try to
Salt and pepper are ubiquitous, such a part of our eating culture that we don’t really pay them much attention. It’s a shame, though, if you have ignored black pepper. Especially if you are using that horrible old pre-ground pepper that has been sitting in the shaker for years on end. The flavor and aroma