Farm Fresh Ice Cream Tops It Off

contributed by Katy Morris

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Think authentic. Think pure. Think old-fashioned. Now wrap those thoughts under a crumbly blanket dotting freshly picked, juicilicious blueberries. Top it all with a generous scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream from Ronnybrook Farm and Dairy.

Are you seeing red, white and blue, too? Ah, what could be more American than blueberry crisp a la mode? Here’s how we’re celebrating this 4th of July!

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White Bean and Garlic Scapes Spread

White Bean Spread with Garlic scopes

I like to throw a couple of cloves of raw garlic into my homemade hummus but when I spotted these curly green beauties I figured garlic scapes might be even better. They are milder and more nuanced than garlic . And their bright grassy color and flavor tinges this twist white bean spread (aka hummus) just enough that your friends will wonder what’s going on. Continue reading

8 Expert Tips for Better Grilling

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Contributed by Katy Morris

Local chef and well-known foods educator, Cecily Gans, has shared her top tips for becoming a grilling guru just in time for Father’s Day. Why now? Because we know some dads out there that may agree that a well cooked, moist BBQ chicken on the grill is better than a tie… Continue reading

Grilled Summer Salad with Local Corn

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I cheated just a little. I confess. YUP. This locavore bought corn that was grown and trucked up from the south so I could prepare and share this recipe with you. But only because I want you to be READY to fire up your grills when local corn hits your very own farmers’ market.

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Grilled Chicken with Smoky Molasses BBQ Glaze

Molasses BBQ Glazed Chicken

Molasses BBQ Glazed Chicken

If grilling is in your plan for Father’s Day this Sunday, you may want to treat your guy to this moist, smoky chicken with homemade BBQ sauce. It’s thick and spicy with classic flavors that match perfectly with well, almost any meat or chicken that you’re likely to throw on the grill.  Continue reading

Celebrate Summer Cookbook Give-Away!

photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, Easy as Vegan Pie, Skyhorse Publishing.

photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, Easy as Vegan Pie, Skyhorse Publishing.

It’s time to celebrate the beginning of summer with a gift of this cookbook for my most enthusiastic and loyal readers. Yay for y’all!

Hannah Kaminsky has outdone herself with her fourth cookbook called Easy As Vegan Pie, One of-a-Kind Sweet and Savory Slices.  That’s right, this time around Kaminsky treats us to both sweet and savory pies and every variation and innovation you can imagine. Continue reading

Frozen Mojito Pie

photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, Easy As Vegan Pie, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

photo courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky, Easy As Vegan Pie, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

I’ve started dreaming about summer pies bursting with bright roasted strawberries and sunny cherry tomatoes. Wait, maybe I should head into savory territory and re-think dinner on the patio with a taco pie layered with black beans, mushrooms and tempeh and topped by shredded Romaine and red bell peppers. Easy As Vegan Pie has me spinning in all different directions and that’s a great thing. Continue reading