Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled JalapenosMakes about 1 cups ½ cup white wine vinegar½ cup water1 tablespoon sugar 1½ teaspoon kosher salt1 garlic clove, smashed5 teaspoons black peppercorns5 teaspoons coriander seeds8 ounces jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, garlic, peppercorns, […]

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions Makes about 1½ cups 1 tablespoon sugar1 teaspoon kosher salt½ cup white wine vinegar¼ cup rice vinegar1 garlic clove, halved5 black peppercorns3 small thyme sprigs1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced Bring 3 cups of water to […]

Small-Batch Blueberry Jam

I love being a vendor at the Matthews Community Farmers Market. Not only do I have the best customers on the planet, but I also meet and talk to the most interesting people. This summer I worked alongside the cutest […]

Basil and Spinach Pesto

When my kids were little guys, we planted an herb container garden on the deck every spring. They were in charge of watering the seeds and picking out any debris. They’d watch the pot every day, anxious for a green […]

Homemade Croutons

Fresh homemade croutons are the best way to add a crispy texture to a fresh salad. Unlike their store-bought counterparts, homemade croutons are packed with flavor and have a delicate crunch. Store-bought croutons are usually dry and tasteless, and tend […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

I can’t believe it’s already May! I feel like I just took down my Christmas tree, and it’s already Cinco de Mayo. I’m not Mexican, but I appreciate the significance of this holiday. Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican Army’s […]