Fried Green Tomato Tacos, Roasted Corn and Basil Pico de Gallo


Fried Green Tomatoes is a great movie and a tasty southern treat. Lucky for me, I received several green tomatoes in my work share this past week and I couldn’t wait to fry those babies up. Maybe because I was watching Aaron Sanchez’s Taco Trip on Netflix or maybe because I’m a taco slut, I…

Baby Back Ribs, Blackberry Peach BBQ Sauce, Baked Beans


Because of our move and how long it took to sell our house in Springfield, I went two summers without grilling. It was tough for this Texas lady to go so long without cooking over an outdoor flame. Grilling isn’t like riding a bicycle. Each grill is unique and if the skill isn’t used you…

Beer Can Chicken


One of my favorite ways to cook chicken is on the grill and the easiest method is beer can chicken. I’ve cooked several beer can chickens over the years so I decided to try something new. I used a can of hard cider in place of the beer and the flavor was phenomenal. The chicken…

Red Lentil Curry with Broccoli Leaves, Basmati Rice


Did you know that broccoli plants have large, edible leaves? I didn’t until a few weeks ago. Working at Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill is broadening my knowledge of vegetable varieties and all their delicious edible bits. Broccoli leaves are large and very similar to collard greens in texture and preparation. I received a bunch in…

Roasted Garlic & Cauliflower Gazpacho


Garlic is a beautiful ingredient. It’s sad that so many people shy away from it. Garlic is especially delicious when it’s farm fresh and organic. Thanks to the efforts at Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill, I had a couple of super fresh, gorgeous bulbs of garlic on hand and decided to roast one of them…