Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout

Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette – A Standout Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette & Watermelon Radishes, Apple, Romaine, Walnuts, Celery, Cranberries, Radicchio

Rather than an afterthought, this year make your holiday salad a standout. Crisp and fresh Waldorf Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is just made for the holiday table from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day and beyond. In this lighter than the usual Waldorf salad, 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

Edible Gifts from Your Kitchen

Edible Gifts from Your KitchenEdible Gifts Celebrate the Season

Visions of sugar plums, cookies and truffles and jars of fermented mustard and jam. It’s that time of year when if you love to cook, you celebrate the season with a bite of something homemade. Then share these edible gifts from your kitchen with friends and family. As well as with Continue reading

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie

Apple Pear Crisp — Easier than Pie Apple Pear Crisp Made in My Mom’s Vintage Baking Dish

Apples and pears baked with orange juice and zest. Top the Apple Pear Crisp with crumbly spiced walnuts, honey, butter and oats and you have one of fall’s most perfect desserts. A fruit crisp, so much easier than making a pie. Yet all the same delicious, tender bites and homey fall Continue reading

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & Ginger

Rhubarb Chutney with Apples, Dates & GingerRhubarb Chutney – Great Eating & Great Gifting

Living with cold winters, the June opening of our local farmers’ markets comes with much excitement. The joy of filling my basket with fresh greens and beets and scapes and scallions makes me heady with anticipation for the delicious meals to come. So arriving home from the Saturday market to learn that dinner with visiting friends was cancelled was a disappointment. Continue reading

Chunky Applesauce = Homemade Goodness

Chunky Applesauce = Homemade GoodnessChunky Applesauce You Make Yourself

Warning: homemade thick and chunky applesauce bears little resemblance to
the thin and sugar-sweetened commercially made applesauce.

We celebrated my husband’s New Year’s Day birthday over brunch with friends.This year he asked for my Blueberry Toasted Pecan Whole Wheat Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce. Continue reading