A European (Turned American) Twist on Strawberries & Cream


In the wide-ranging world of dairy, there are two main classifications: fresh (or sweet) and cultured (or sour) dairy products. Fresh-milk products are made with just-milked milk that has not yet had a chance to ferment and age into more complex flavors. This includes fresh whipped cream, most ice creams*, most soft and creamy cheeses, […]

Cranberries, Both Sweet & Savory


I don’t have many fancy gadgets in the kitchen – sous-vide cooking and flavored foams just seem like too much work to me – but I consider my ice cream maker to be an indispensable culinary aid. Ditto for my blender. If you have those two kitchen helpers, making ice cream becomes ridiculously easy. Not […]

Reclaiming A Sweet Breakfast Tradition


We usually think of cake as an indulgence, but if you make a not-so-sweet cake with whole grains, eggs from pastured hens, dairy from pastured cows, and a touch of naturally sweetened jam, I’d say that cake falls more into the Nutritious Breakfast category than most boxed cereals do. Boxed cereals are, after all, mostly […]

Yummm…Herbed Buttermilk Biscuits For The Holidays


Seeing as Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a deliciously easy treat that will compliment any Turkey Day table: buttermilk biscuits. I say “easy” because these are drop biscuits rather than rolled biscuits, which means you can simply drop large spoonfuls of batter on a baking sheet and pop them in […]