Roasting Peppers is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Are you still buying roasted red peppers in a jar? Possibly you've noticed that the flavor of jarred peppers is somewhat different than freshly roasted peppers. That's because they're packed in a brine designed to extend their shelf-life. That brine usually consists of a blend of ingredients, such as salt, sugar and citric acid, which … Continue reading Roasting Peppers is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

Beans, beans, good for your heart…

Have you bean there, done that with all of your green bean recipes? Here are two very different, yet very delicious green bean salads -- one with tomato, mozzarella and basil; the other with spiced pecans, blue cheese and mustard vinaigrette. Which will become your new go-to? Green beans are definitely good food, no matter … Continue reading Beans, beans, good for your heart…

Cukes, cukes and more cukes…

When I was little, I used to love the cucumbers straight out of my grandmother’s garden. Together, she and I would pick them, peel them, slice them and sprinkle them with a good helping of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and dried dill. I would eat them every night. With all that vinegar, … Continue reading Cukes, cukes and more cukes…