Monthly Archive: July 2016

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria Rhonda Breeden, chef owner of Arnold’s Bar & Grill in downtown Cincinnati (our oldest bar & grill in Cincinnati) was a guest chef at our cooking school at Living Spaces Custom Design.  She fixed some of Arnold’s faves, including her famous meatballs, pasta with sautéed veggies, salad with blue cheese, a fantastic blueberry white chocolate …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/summer-sangria/

Best Grilled Japanese Eggplant

IMG_3710

Wonderful grilled veggies including eggplant and topped with farro Best grilled Japanese eggplant Chef Jackson Rouse, of the iconic Rookwood restaurant in Mt. Adams, was a guest on my cable TV show and showed me a cool trick for grilling Japanese or other small eggplant. Cut eggplant in half horizontally. Score in a cross hatch …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/best-grilled-japanese-eggplant/

It’s time for Upside Down Blackberry Cobbler

A few more days and they'll be ripe

      I had forgotten about this recipe until one of my friends brought it to a gathering. This is really delish and doesn’t take a mountain of berries to make it taste good. Easy upside down blackberry cobbler I call this “upside down” since you pour the batter in first, and then the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/its-time-for-blackberry-cobbler-grilled-flank-steak/

Quick dill pickles

fresh-dill-pickle-recipe-jpg

Quick dill pickles I love when I see recipes from fellow food journalists for quick, easy and yummy recipes.  Here’s one I’m going to try since my cukes are starting to come on, from colleague Bryn Mooth of writes4food.com.    JULY 13, 2016 by BRYN MOOTH   Nature has a way of mocking the gardener’s folly: Just a …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/quick-dill-pickles/

Tabouleh and a Riverside Picnic

Simple Country Pleasures I’ve always believed that kids need to be out in nature at an early age to build up their immune systems. This photo says it all – check out my weekly column in Community Press Newspapers: http://cin.ci/2aehkQB        

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/tabouleh-and-a-riverside-picnic/

Daylily Wine

IMG_3492

Oh gosh, here I am showing photos of daylily wine and I can’t find my recipe!  I wrote it on a scrap of paper – not good.  Anyway, if you want to make it, I can tell you from memory that I used 8 cups of daylily petals making sure to use only the petals, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/day-lilies-tiger-lilies/

Old fashioned Crabapples

     I could hardly believe it. When I passed by the old fashioned crabapple tree, it was loaded. (Now I can’t tell you where the tree is – it’s a secret!). Anyway, I told my neighbor Erin about it and asked if she wanted to pick. She was so funny – she said “Sure, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/old-fashioned-crabapples/

Hybrid vs. GMO vs. Heirloom

Hybrid vs. GMO vs. Heirloom What great info I just found on Ron Wilson’s site (ronwilsononline.com) from Bonnie Plants. A must read! The difference between heirloom and hybrid tomatoes isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. It’s about the breeding. There is a lot of confusion out there regarding hybrid vs. GMO vs. heirloom plants, especially …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/hybrid-vs-gmo-vs-heirloom/

Let the Sun cook Strawberry Preserves

104_2974

Don’t want to heat up the kitchen chained to a canner making preserves? How about letting Mother Nature do all the work for you?  Here’s an old fashioned method of cooking preserves in the sun, much like I make what I call my solar/sun cooked dills. Yes, there’s a good amount of sugar in here, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/let-the-sun-cook-strawberry-preserves/

Mint and Basil make a tantalizing Fruit Syrup

PastedGraphic-2

Some of you know each week I share recipes and information about Bible foods & herbs on the Sonrise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Radio. Today we talked again about one of my favorite fruits: melons.  Eaten as far back as during the time of Christ, today melons are still a popular fruit, especially in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://abouteating.com/mint-and-basil-make-a-tantalizing-fruit-syrup/

Older posts «