Throwback Snack: Baked Oyster Crackers

Baked Oyster Crackers

Christmas is right around the corner and our holiday menu planning has begun. In addition to figuring out what will be gracing our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tables, we’re also figuring out what holiday food gifts we’ll be making for our family and friends this year, which made me recall a food gift a {read more}

The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift Guide: The Sweet Tooth Edition


‘Tis the final day of The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift Guide, and today’s line-up features gifts to please everyone with a sweet tooth on your list … that’s probably almost all of them, right? Whether that special someone is a “choco-a-holic” or a “candy-a-holic,” the perfect sweet gift is somewhere in this list! I {read more}

The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift Guide: The Drink Edition


Welcome to part two of The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift Guide: The Drink Edition. Following on yesterday’s inaugural installment featuring gifts any food lover would appreciate receiving, it only seems fitting that we venture into the drink world next. Whether you have someone on your gift list that loves the buzz of caffeine … {read more}

The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift Guide: The Food Edition


My friend Stefani (yes, she of Cupcake Project fame) recently put together a fabulous holiday gift guide for the cupcake lover. Not only do I want many of the things Stefani has on her list, it also inspired me to put together a holiday gift guide of my own. The Rhubarb and Honey Holiday Gift {read more}

Turkey Day 2010 Recipe Recap


Wow, I can’t believe another Thanksgiving is now behind us. I hope your holiday was as wonderful as mine! I’m lucky that I have a family who’s fairly adventurous when it comes to food; they’re always willing to try new foods and new cuisines. But, when it comes to Thanksgiving, we lean heavily on the {read more}

Happy Thanksgiving!


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~ W.J. Cameron In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to {read more}

Almost Wordless Wednesday


“My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman’s ever been taken entirely unawares. When a woman’s kissed it’s because, deep down, she wants to be kissed.” ~Philip Dunne

Recreating The Jaffa Cake

My good friend—and cupcake maker extraordinare—Stefani (she of Cupcake Project fame) recently told me she was participating in Taste & Create, a monthly “food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. It’s whole purpose was, and has been, to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It {read more}

Loving Our CCSA

I’ve been remiss in posting our bi-weekly CSA information over the last few months, but a recent tweet from cook, author, and food blogger extraordinaire Michael Ruhlman, which asked for CSA pictures from across the country, spurred me to catch up. It’s no secret that The Chef and I love our CCSA, and I’m continually {read more}

I Heart The Green Tomato

Yes, it’s true … I love green tomatoes. Fried, pickled, or cooked in a pie, it doesn’t matter … I love green tomatoes. Wait. Cooked in a pie? In the immortal words of Kool-Aid Man, “Oh, yeah!” Seriously, if you’ve never had a green tomato pie, I suggest you try one soon … and here {read more}

Activist Alert: Say No to Frankenfish and Frankenswine

From the good people at Food and Water Watch: “There’s a race to see which will be introduced in the US first—genetically engineered pigs or salmon. The truth is, US food agencies don’t have a way to evaluate the full impacts of these GE [genetically-engineered] animals on human health or the environment. Worst of all, if {read more}

Federal Court Rescinds USDA Approval of GE Sugar Beets

“Today Judge Jeffrey White, federal district judge for the Northern District of California, issued a ruling granting the request of plaintiffs Center for Food Safety, Organic Seed Alliance, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and the Sierra Club to rescind the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) approval of genetically engineered “Roundup Ready” sugar beets. Andrew Kimbrell, {read more}

The True Cost of Food

All you need to know in under two minutes from the folks at GOOD Magazine. Related Video: GOOD Transparency: Waste Not, Want Not GOOD Transparency: Water Conservation

Put ‘Em Up!

So, you’ve been to a few farmers’ markets this week as part of National Farmers’ Market Week, and you stocked up of lots of fruit and veggies. Congratulations! But now, as you survey your countertop and refridgerator, it hits you … you bought way too much produce and won’t be able to eat it all {read more}

Happy Food Independence Day

On this day in 1776, our nation’s founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring our independence from British rule and setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks, and backyard barbecues across the country. Before you {read more}