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Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify [...]

By |2018-06-24T13:45:16+00:00June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Summer Gumbo

Gumbo - Another one of Clara's favorite dishes, gumbo starts showing up in my kitchen when the summer garden starts to explode and well into the cooler fall and winter [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:49:29+00:00June 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb’s sour flavor is often overly tempered by too much sugar.  I prefer to keep it clearer, using either maple syrup or honey and controlling [...]

By |2018-05-15T17:21:54+00:00May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Clara’s Summer Salsa

It seemed last summer, Clara was determined to make salsa every few days. Which was fine, as we had an abundance of tomatoes, onions and [...]

By |2018-04-30T17:21:02+00:00April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Minted Pea Soup

Pea soup? Oh, yes! Peas are high in minerals, vitamin C, D, protein and folic acid. And they are simply delicious in bright and lively [...]

By |2018-11-05T23:50:16+00:00April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Arugula is a wonderful green. It sends spinach blushing to the corner when it comes to calcium content match.  Arugula can be harvested almost all year long where I live. [...]

By |2019-01-30T01:37:53+00:00January 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Basic Polenta

A staple for Native Americans, corn is both a vegetable and a grain.  The Italians also have a long standing love with polenta.  I am partial to it as a [...]

By |2018-03-06T18:44:56+00:00January 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar taffy?  Oh, yes.  My family would start making candies to give as Christmas gifts right after Thanksgiving.  This is a variation on an old family favorite recipe. It may [...]

By |2018-12-03T23:47:23+00:00December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

By |2018-03-06T18:45:53+00:00November 30th, 2017|0 Comments