Cool As A Cucumber

It’s H-O-T and humid here in the Northeast.  And the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven.  Fortunately, I have access to a grill and can do most of my cooking outside under a shady cover of trees.  Though it’s tempting to grill just about everything, trying to grill cilantro, which…

Corn and Jalapeno Puree

This dish was inspired by a “polenta” recipe I found.  Since it used fresh corn and not cornmeal, I considered it more of a puree.  My version adds a little heat and some mascarpone to go with the sweetness of the corn.  This was satisfying as a meal on its own, but it would be…

What To Do With Your CSA

The season is just getting started, and I’m already stumped for how to make something interesting with my weekly bounty.  Ridiculous amounts of radishes and gobs of garlic scapes were taking up a ton of space in my refrigerator (which died and needed to be quickly replaced this week).  I ended up making a version…

Roasted Pepper Maple Bourbon Sauce

In my never-ending quest to figure out what to do with all the peppers I keep getting from my CSA, I found a Roasted Pepper BBQ sauce on Epicurious.  It had good reviews and since I’m always tweaking things, I couldn’t resist playing around with this recipe. My first attempt was shockingly delicious, spicy, flavorful…