How to Blanch and Peel Veggies and Fruit

For anyone who has tried to peel a “mess” of tomatoes, potatoes, peaches, apples, bell peppers or any other thin skinned fruit of vegetable, you know that peeling with a knife or vegetable peeler isn’t any fun and is very time consuming not to mention the large amount of the “meat” of the veggie or […]

Silk Purse out of a Pigs ear

They (the proverbial they) say you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.  I beg to differ.  I’m going to show you how to make the best Balsamic vinegar you ever had (within reason) out of the cheapest balsamic vinegar you can buy. Considered a wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar is made from un-fermented grape […]


When I first found out what Pesto was and how to make it, I was addicted to it.  But, being kind of a literal person I thought that it was the “Food Law” that things such as pesto were supposed to be made the same way each time.  Not so much, any more.  Now, being […]

Stuffed Mushrooms

My niece Kellie has inspired me to find out all I can about stuffed mushrooms.  Here goes nothing.   It seems that everybody has a recipe for stuffed mushrooms.  They come in small, for hors-d’oeuvres, medium sized, for side dishes and large for main courses.  Mushrooms can be stuffed with just about anything from meat to veggies […]

Food Source – Chef Kern’s fine foods

In the Cumming, GA area.  This place is worth the drive.  Chef Kern has been catering special events with his great Cajun food since the 1980’s.  I wanted to make sure you knew you could visit his store and buy food to take home.  Note that the dishes on his menu usually serve at least […]

Restaurant- Wisteria

Wisteria   (404) 631-6536 Inman Park  471 N Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307 Type of food:  Southern/soul, Modern American and American $15-25 per entree Special Features: Gluten-Free Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Kid Friendly and Romantic Dinner only Nestled in Historic Inman Park since 2001, Wisteria Restaurant and Chef/Owner Jason Hill serve up southern hospitality and contemporary southern cuisine along with an […]