Shallot Yogurt Sauce

This is a super easy sauce that taste great paired with Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad or for dipping pita bread or naan.  It also tastes great with kabobs! Yogurt Shallot Sauce Ingredients: 16 oz of Greek Yogurt 1 Shallot, diced 1 Garlic Clove, minced Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions: Mix…

Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad

Middle Eastern Cucumber Salad is one of the easiest and delicious no-cook meals for the dog days of summer.  It is also a great way to use all the cucumbers and tomatoes that are in season right now.  Or you could always use them in Peruvian Style Ceviche, Mizeria-Polish Cucumber Salad or Central Mexican Style Guacamole.  But if…

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Have an extra pint of blueberries that you’re not sure what to do with?  Blueberry Jam!  This is an easy small batch recipe, that anyone can make. No “Sure Gel” or pressure cooker needed! You have to use sterilized jars (boil in water for 10 minutes to ensure no yucky bacteria build up), and process…

Quick Pickling

Have an abundance of produce that you’re not sure what to do with?  One easy preserving method is quick pickling, otherwise known as refrigerator pickles.  These pickles will last up to a month in the fridge and there is no need for pressure cooking or water bathing.  The only thing you do need to worry…

Watermelon Caprese

A heat wave is coming.  I would take winter coming over a heat wave anytime.  I signed up to take a meal for a family in my neighborhood who just had a baby, via Take Them A Meal.  Take Them A Meal is a website to make scheduling meals to bring to people easier.  It is an awesome website to use…

Central Mexican Style Guacamole

Milk Street Kitchen strikes again! I’ve been obsessed with this magazine lately.  I love unique flavors from around the world, so many recipes are catching my eye.  I had some avocados and fresh cilantro from the garden on hand, so when I saw this recipe for Central Mexican Guacomole, I knew I had found a great use for…