Glorious garlic scapes are everywhere and in about 22 seconds they will be gone until next June. I invite you to snap them, buy them, hoard them. They’re the seed stalk of hardneck varieties of garlic. Most of the garlic you find in the grocery stores are softneck varieties, […]
Rhubarb butter, you are my new best friend!
I used to have a donkey named Rhubarb Butter. Just kidding. I had a donkey named Donk. And a pig named Gip (that would be pig spelled backwards). I was young and too busy to think of good animal names. I take that back, I had cats named Fescue and […]
Rhubarb Sour Cherry Pie, I love you so!
Rhubarbe tarte, je vous adore! If my French language skills were as good as my pies, I’d be in fine shape. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and I think my French teacher would agree. I don’t know, maybe I should spend more time with a textbook than Elle a Table […]
International Biscuit Festival!
This pretty much sums it up. What a fun and inspiration-packed four days spent in Knoxville last week. First there was the Wednesday night Alton Brown show in the lavishly restored historic Tennessee theatre. He took us on a witty, sciency quest to re-create his grandmother’s southern biscuits. Then there was […]
Pink Lady’s Slipper Tea Party
There’s a National Park in our back yard. For real. A short 20 minute hike through the woods and up a mountain will land you on the Blue Ridge Parkway. But wander just beyond our campfire ring, into the woods come May, and you’ll find yourself in the midst of […]
Stinging nettle pesto and branch lettuce salad!
It’s feasting time here at our Appalachian mountain cabin. The morels have come and gone, the ramps are getting scarce, but the branch lettuce and stinging nettles are in full swing. Take a little walk with me to the creek and we’ll collect some branch lettuce for a […]