FB POST 02/13/2019 - I feel guilty throwing food out even if it is to the compost pile so I had a very stale baguette and consulted my Bread Pudding Pinterest board and came up with FOOD52 Tomato & Cheddar Bread Pudding for dinner last night and I really hate to admit this, I ate half all by myself it was that good with my adjustments noted below. First, I coated the pyrex casserole dish with EVOO; Second, I used just one very stale baguette; Third, I used heavy whipping cream instead of the half & half; Fourth, 12 oz of tomatoes and I only had Italian Seasoning on hand so in it went. I allowed the bread to mingle with the liquid while I cut the tomatoes and shredded the cheese since it was so dry and it worked perfectly. I went ahead and kept the 2 tbls of butter and all went much better than expected. Finished with the shredded Irish Kilaree Cheddar Kerrygold Aged 15 Month. I skipped the chives and basil since I don't keep them on hand and they were not missed.

Leena's Caramelized Onion Jam

This is spectacular with cheese and crackers or use it on burgers, pasta, vegetables or where your culinary imagination will lead.  It takes time to dice the onions and a lot of tears but it is so worth the final outcome.  

FB POST - If you still have gifts to give I have a very simple homemade jam for you, Leena's Caramelized Onion Jam is one of those OMG moments and where have you been all my life recipes. Why now? Well, when all your white onions that you harvested earlier this summer are heading south you make desperate attempts to process what you can so I have been scouring the internet for onion recipes that are water bath processed for long term storage. I had to try it as it began the gel point and I am glad I landed on this recipe. There is no answer for cutting onions without tears so as I say, buck up and just do it. We're getting ready to get them in jars for gift giving. I would use it on pizza's, sandwiches, cheese and crackers, pasta, etc. Well worth the time. BTW what exactly is 6 onions in regards to measurable quantity. I used 8 cups of large diced onions and in my case it amounted to about 24 onions since mine weren't overly large. Refer to her to determine onion quantity… The aroma will have your mouth watering.


Nature Simple, Healthy, and Good by Alain Ducasse 190 Recipes from a French Master chef
I discovered this book through a garlic confit recipe and since that was so good I decided to purchase the book and have not been disappointed.

While searching for tomato recipes summer of 2017 I came upon a Roasted Tomato Passata recipe adapted by Chiot's Run.  The passata was so good that I decided to purchase the book and have not been disappointed.  




Cobblers & Crisps

Peach Cobbler Recipe Made With Fresh Peaches



Garlic in Oil

Pickled Garlic

Roasted Garlic


Salads, Bread

Salads, Vegetable

  This is my summer "go to" salad and to make it even easier to pull together I use Zesty Italian Salad Dressing by Kraft and to kick the flavor up a notch I use freshly harvested haricots verts
 green beans and freshly chopped garlic.                                                 



Fresh Asparagus Sandwich

Pickled Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus Salad


How to Roast Beets

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens 

Garlic Scapes

Barbequed Potato and Garlic Scape Packets

Food52 Garlic Scape Pesto

Fried Scapes

Garlic Scape Pesto EverGreen Farm

Garlic Scape Soup

Grilled Garlic Scapes

Lemon Scented Pasta with Garlic Scapes and Veggies

Mashed Potatoes with Garlic Scapes

Other Garlic Scape Ideas 2 Sisters

Other Garlic Scape Ideas EverGreen Farm

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes 2 Sisters

Roasted Garlic Scapes

Spinach and Garlic Scape Pesto

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip


Balsamic Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potatoes, Onions and Peppers

Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Vidalia Onion and English Cheddar


Quick and Easy Pickled Radishes

Quick Pickled Radishes

Roasted Radishes

Taco Pickles

Swiss Chard

Chard & Feta Tart

Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese

Rainbow Chard With Pine Nuts and Feta

Ravoli With Mushrooms and Chard


Ann Byrn's Homegrown Tomato Pie

Curried Penne

Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato Jam


Baked Zucchini Sticks