I love looking through Etsy at craft ideas that repurpose everyday things we typically throw into the recycle bin or trash. With Earth Day upon us, it’s great reminder that we can all do something for the earth right in our own homes. Here at Ask Miss A, we’re huge fans of Skinnygirl® Cocktail’s, [...]
I admire most those chefs who can create something from nothing, those restaurants committed to providing foods of consistently high quality.
But there is something that is just as commendable as a commitment to providing good food. What is it? A commitment to not just growing good ingredients, but to doing so through sustainable [...]
Over 2000 people interested in tasting artisan cheeses showed up for the Seventh Annual Artisan Cheese Festival in Petaluma on a gorgeous Spring weekend, contributing more than $45,000 to five nonprofits that support the artisan cheesemaking community:
Making cheese. (Photo Credit: Jeff Dickerson)
Sonoma Land Trust Marin Agricultural Land Trust Petaluma Future Farmers [...]
Making a grilled cheese less ordinary is easy by adding a few good quality ingredients. Slice the cheeses by hand and create a layer of each flavor. Adding a little green, in this case arugula and fresh ciabatta rolls, makes the assembly of this sandwich nothing short of perfection.
This makes for a beautiful [...]
Spring and the South remind me of cobblers – sun-ripened fruits picked from a tree and a yummy biscuit topping. Looking forward to combining unique flavors for this cobbler, I headed to my local grocery store. When the produce clerk told me peaches had not come in yet, I immediately headed to my [...]
There are so many different ways to cook chicken, but I realized recently that I’ve been gravitating to various versions of stir-fried chicken or to the classic roasted chicken. For my next chicken recipe I wanted to try something different, so I went to a website by Stephen Fried that features Fred Harvey’s recipes, [...]
(Photo Credit: Taste of Home)
What is the best vegetable for spring baking? A bright orange carrot baked into a warm slice of carrot cake on a sunny day? Good guess. A fresh green zucchini to add moist texture to your pastel color-iced cupcakes? That’s another delicious idea for a spring sugar rush.
What meal do you have the most control over?
Lunch might be a thin slice of ten minutes hastily sandwiched between appointments, and dining out often derails good intentions for a healthy simple dinner. But breakfast has the best shot (even on hectic days when life runs amok). It only demands simplicity and, at [...]
I’m barely holding on until the return of Mad Men for its sixth season. Amazing that Don Draper has only been in our lives, or living rooms, for such a short time, but oh, the impact. Charming, handsome, and a job where you drink in the middle of the day? Times have changed, but [...]