Plum Butter in a Slow Cooker

We were suspicious that our plum tree would not bear fruit this year, so last year I made enough plum jam to get us through two seasons. So when I was surprised by another bumper crop of plums, I had to think of a way to use them up. This recipe for blueberry butter inspired me…

Risotto Cakes, Featuring Green Garlic

I want to be completely honest. This is a very fussy recipe. You won’t find yourself spontaneously making this some Wednesday night after work. However, it is a great dish to make for guests. All of the preparation can be easily done the day before you want to serve it. In fact, it’s actually better…

Anytime Cake

Here’s a light cake that is a wonderful dessert but can also pass as a breakfast treat.  I made it with rhubarb this time, but you could make it with any frozen  fruit that you have stored. Last summer, my goal was to put away a lot more fresh produce than I had the year…

Eat food. Mostly at home. Sometimes out.

This blog is about eating close to home, but most Americans eat out – in fact, many rarely cook.  Despite all of our personal efforts at home, modern life sometimes dictates that we eat out too. Fortunately, restaurants are beginning to engage in a dialog with their customers about where the food on their menu…