Tomato Gravy Recipe

Heather says: Digging through old cookbooks you may come across some strange ideas, especially concerning gelatin. However, there are many classic recipes being forgotten or replaced by new convenience items. A perfect example is tomato gravy. Sure, the name doesn’t invoke images of glamour or haute couture, but not everything in life has to. Tomato … Read more

Roasted Vegetables a Simple Side Dish

  How to Roast Vegetables Roasting vegetables is a simple way to bring out the flavor. I like to mix it up and use vegetables such as: turnips, carrots, parsnips, zucchini, and yellow squash. For extra flavor, I’ll slice an onion into wedges and add a garlic clove or two. Preheat the oven to 425°F, … Read more

Super simple cream of broccoli soup

Heather says: A non-blogging friend of mine recently admitted that she has never attempted to make soup. After I picked my jaw off the ground, she does know her way around the kitchen, but she finds the idea of soup intimidating. I offered to hold her hand and walk her through a few recipes. You, … Read more

Seeding and dicing cucumbers

Heather says: Ever bite a bitter cucumber? The compound that causes the bitterness is created when the plant is stressed. Hear that farmers? Be nice to your veggies. Many recipes call for seeded cucumbers, don’t be daunted it’s a simple process. Peel your cuke and slice it in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop … Read more


Heather says: This was way before I learned about food photography, bear with me -Heather June 2010 With the temperature rising something has to give. Try this Andalusian favorite for a change of pace. Traditional gazpacho is often made with bread blended in, I prefer to serve it on the side or with a dollop … Read more