Butternut squash is rich in Vitamins A and C but also serves as a great source of fiber and potassium. Unlike most nutrient-rich vegetables, it is not just for roasting or for making soups. It is actually one of the best ingredients to bake with because it adds moist, creamy texture and renders your [...]
Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)
Anyone who knows me knows that I adore ice cream. I love the rich, cold creaminess as it melts in my mouth. There are so many flavors that I enjoy but anything with chocolate is always at the top of my favorites list. This creamy [...]
Every year on April 22, people from around the globe take part in celebrations honoring our planet. Individuals, communities and organizations create ways to bring awareness in new and creative ways. On an individual level, participating in activities to protect our planet can happen every time we shop. On a daily basis, purchasing environment [...]
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 [...]