Fresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class, Saturday, June 24th Bozeman, Montana – Register Today

Fresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class, Saturday, June 24th Bozeman, MontanaFresh Flavors of Early Summer Cooking Class Featuring Fresh Herbs, Fruit, Vegetables and Wild Salmon

As the weather begins to warm, food gets lighter and fresh produce more abundant. Join me in Bozeman, Montana on Saturday, June 24th as we celebrate the bounty and the Fresh Flavors of Early Summer. Improve your cooking skills, taste new foods, expand your repertoire, make Continue reading

Honey Ginger Lemonade – Fresh Ginger Tea, Lemon Juice and a Taste of Honey

Honey Ginger Lemonade – Fresh Ginger Tea, Lemon Juice and a Taste of Honey Honey Ginger Lemonade – Wonderfully Refreshing For Memorial Day and the Summer Days Ahead

Ah yes, living in the mountains of Montana. Just a week ago we had almost two inches of heavy, wet snow falling all day. It flattened our tulips, weighed down the branches of the blossom-heavy trees, bent over the peony stems, and collapsed half of the hoops covering our garden. Then today it was Continue reading

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette – Vibrant Refreshing Salad for Spring

Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette –Vibrant Refreshing Salad for SpringSpring Alive — Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette, Scallions, Crisp Apple, Toasted Walnuts

A perfect salad strikes a balance between crisp and tender, crunchy and soft, mild and bold, sweet, tart, pungent and bitter, creamy and textured. Spring Greens with Mustard Balsamic Vinaigrette strikes that balance perfectly. The combination of both mild and bitter greens, thinly Continue reading

Apple Cabbage Slaw – Crisp, Colorful, Light & Flavorful

Apple Cabbage Slaw – Crisp, Colorful, Light & Flavorful Apple Cabbage Slaw from Montana’s Farm to School Summit

Perhaps it’s not really surprising that one of my favorite takeaways from last week’s Montana Farm to School Summit would be a recipe. A recipe for a crisp, colorful, light and flavorful Apple Cabbage Slaw — a star of the Montana Harvest of the Month program featuring apples. Continue reading

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to Perfect

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to PerfectWhen Life Gives You Plums . . . Make Plum Apple Butter

This is truly about the easiest jam to make. A bit of cooking softens the apples. A bit of spice enlivens the flavor. A quick purée before you cook the plums. Another purée and you have plum-near-to-perfect Plum Apple Butter. The plum-apple combination was inspired by a gift bag Continue reading

Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Gluten-Free and Peachy-Keen

Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Gluten-Free and Peachy-Keen Fresh Peach Shortcakes – Light & Luscious

Even with peach season approaching its end, you can still find golden, juicy gems aplenty to celebrate Labor Day in style with Fresh Peach Shortcakes. Light and luscious with ripe peaches, tender gluten-free biscuits, and luxurious maple sweetened whipped cream. Continue reading

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks!

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks! Fermentation Giveaway and Recipe for Fermented Fig Lemon Jam

I recently introduced you to my favorite new fermentation tool, Pickle Pipe Airlocks. Today I have a surprise for you. The creative and hardworking folks at Masontops, the people who make pickle pipes, are offering a fermentation giveaway of a set of Wide-Mouth Pickle Pipes! Continue reading