Preserving Autumn: Persimmon Jam

Persimmons are ripening fast and furiously around here. The thing with persimmons is once they are ripe, they fall and if you don’t get them quickly, they’re mush. You’ve really

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Preserving Summer: Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

One of the things I look forward to the most in summer is the first bite of a homegrown, Cherokee Purple tomato. And if it just happens to be on

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Blueberry-Basil Vinegar and Vinaigrette {Kitchen Basics}

It’s funny, ya’ know. When it comes to blogging, sometimes it’s what seems to be the most insignificant things that create the most interest. Take my mention of Blueberry-Basil Vinegar,

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You Need These Knives {Kitchen Basics}

#letsbreakbread I’ve often been asked what one piece of advice I would give to new cooks and what one piece of kitchen equipment I would recommend to have. Well, my

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How to Whip Cream without Making Butter {Kitchen Basics}

The first time I ever whipped cream on my own was an adventure in how to make butter.  And it was good butter.  Only that was not what I needed

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