Homemade Duck Prosciutto for Charcutepalooza

homemade duck prosciutto

When I first heard about Charcutepalooza, a year-long foray into the “craft of salting, smoking and curing”, I did not hesitate to sign on. Cathy Barrow and Kim Foster, the brains behind Charcutepalooza, are buddies of mine not just on the internet (to the point that I “dm” them both all the time on twitter), … Read more

Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad

Slightly cooler temperatures plus lots of rain this past week equals one very happy garden… …everything for this Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad came straight out of that happy garden! To make this salad I used a mixture of greens (green and red head lettuces, spinach, and an Asian green called purple pak choi), … Read more

Spinach and Blood Orange Salad with Violets

Did you know that violets, the pretty purple flowers that dot many a yard, are edible? And that all parts of the plant have many medicinal uses, as well? Violet flowers appear in early spring and are often found along forest edges. According to the book Wild Medicinal Plants by Amy Schneider, they also appreciate … Read more

Baby Spinach Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts, Pear, and Parmesan

I’m sort of a salad freak. I’ll put pretty much anything in a salad, and I rarely make exactly the same salad twice. Here’s a new one that I just love. I love the mild flavor of baby spinach as well as the simplicity of using it- there is no chopping required. And as far … Read more

Thai Coconut Soup

This Thai Coconut Soup is a simple yet flavorful meal that can be prepared quickly. It is one of my favorite healthy soup recipes. Coconut milk is a healthy fat that makes food taste incredibly rich and delicious. I made the soup with wild fish (wondering what kind to buy? check out healthiest fish). You … Read more