by Terri Peña This is a cake I have been eating for more decades than I care to admit. The recipe comes straight from my Grandma Lou and is one of those dishes that brings me right back to being a little girl in a sundress. Not at all fancy, and a great way to […]
by Terri Peña I was gifted a book titled Ritzy Rhubarb Secrets: Rhubarb Recipes by the Good Cooks in the Litchville Area of North Dakota. This little spiral book book is 125 pages of nothing but rhubarb recipes, many if them vey similar, yet only two of them are designed for anything other than dessert. […]
by Terri Peña Shrubs are an old-fashioned beverage that were once all the rage in England, where they were used for their “medicinal and revitalizing” qualities. Last summer, on the verge of extinction, shrubs made a bit of a come back. Easy to make using all varieties of fruit and spices, refreshing with and without […]
by Terri Peña After a long, dark winter, seeing bright red rhubarb at the market brings a smile to my face. It is a sign that spring really will arrive, and soon. Rhubarb is a plant of contrasts. Enormous, dinosaur-sized leaves top slender red stalks. The redness of the stalks makes you think of sweet […]
As a teenager, I spent most weekends at the beach, gathered around a bonfire with friends. The city where I now live does not allow fires on the beach, but my children still have memories of gathering around the fire.
Soup may seem an odd choice for a summer menu, but when you have been outside all day and the sun starts to set, a warm soup is exactly what you need to fend off an evening chill while feeding a body that has been swimming or hiking all day.
Quinoa, once reserved for the bulk bins of health food stores, can now be found everywhere. Used like a grain, it is actually a seed and the perfect base for whatever vegetables happen to be in season. [...]
The Cobb Salad comes to us from the 1930s via The Brown Derby restaurant. It is a composed salad, which means its ingredients are not tossed together, but arranged on a plate for a pleasing ascetic. [...]