Potato Mushroom Curry


So, what to do with one Russet potato and button mushrooms? Curry! I often will utilize an odd array of veggies into an Indian inspired recipe. With a few good spices on hand, such as curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, cardamom pods, mustard and cumin seeds, a warm and fragrant last minute dish can be…

Beer Battered Cod with Hushpuppies


  This pub style fish fry had both of us in the kitchen mixing and whipping up crunchy delights last night. We usually head over to Stoney’s British Pub in Wilmington whenever the fish & chips craving hits us, but since I’ve never made a beer batter before I wanted to try this recipe out…

Blackberry BBQ Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots


I’ve been making the same BBQ sauce recipe since I was about 20 years old. It’s pretty simple, but over the years I tweak it now and again to mix things up a bit. For this recipe, I picked up some gorgeous blackberries from Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market, along with some locally raised chicken breasts, and…

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza


Years ago when we first began experimenting with making pizza at home we tried a vast array of dough recipes but always stuck with the same toppings: tomatoes and basil. After several fails and equal amounts of pizza successes, we felt brave enough to venture into the unknown world of topping combinations. One of our…

Summer Corn and Tomato Chowder with Pearl Couscous


My wife LOVES corn on the cob. So as soon as this fancy grass starts popping up at our local Farmer’s Markets, we indulge in the sweet, juicy kernels all summer long. I always grill more than we can eat in one sitting and using up the leftovers is a fun challenge for me. With…

Pan Seared Pork Chop, Leftover Mash, Creamed Spinach


This recipe was a solo dinner quickie. I had Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market local pork chops and mashed potatoes in my freezer along with a large bag of scrumptious local spinach in the fridge. So I decided on a naughty dinner of old school style fried pork chops (the only way I ever ate pork chops…

Chicken Apple Sausage Pizza with Spinach


Surrounding me there are numerous orchards, farms, co-ops, and Farmer’s Markets that I gratefully visit as often as I can. For this recipe, I procured fresh, local spinach (which lasted me an entire week) and locally made chicken apple sausage from Milburn Orchards. Milburn’s is most notably known for their pick-your-own apples and berries but…