Salsa Two Ways

How would you describe the perfect summer day?  What would you do?  Where would you go?  Who would be there? I was lucky enough to have a day like this a couple weekends ago–filled with love, family, sunshine, low humidity, good music, local foods and it ended with a visit to a food truck roundup….

Tomato Bourbon Jam

This jam has become a perennial favorite in our house.  It’s an excellent way to use up either perfect tomatoes or those that might not be looking the best, but aren’t yet ready for the compost pile. I used this recipe with a few tweaks, of course.  Last year I added pectin, this year I didn’t….

Skillet Rustic. Urban. Food.

This post is part of my Local Foods Week series. Local Foods Week is an 9-day celebration of the fantastic experience that is locally-focused eating in Columbus, Ohio. ———————————————————- I had the great fortune of sharing breakfast this past Sunday with my cousin.  We took the opportunity to kick off Local Foods Week at Skillet just southeast…

Local Foods Week

Once again, Columbus is celebrating Local Foods Week!  This year is the 4th annual celebration of the great bounty we enjoy from our own back yards. Columbus is a foodie town, that’s been well established.  Publications including the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and others have all published articles giving Columbus its credit for the outstanding gustatory…

Rhubarb Cocktail with OYO Vodka

I saw some fresh Rhubarb at the grocery store last week.  Having never cooked with it, I decided to seek out some recipes for inspiration and ran into this one and thought, “Why not?” Ingredients: