Easy Peasy Caprese Salad

One of my favorite food experiences is picking and eating a ripe tomato right off the vine in the warmth of the afternoon. Tomatoes in the store are normally picked ahead of their peak, and then ripened with chemicals like ethylene. In addition, store bought tomatoes are usually refrigerated in transit, causing the tender [...]

Homemade Ricotta

Although traditional Ricotta is made from the whey leftover in the cheese making process, this cow’s milk version creates a rich and sweet version guaranteed to please. -Makes about 1 cup.

Ingredients:1 quart whole milk1/2 cup heavy cream1/4 tsp coarse salt (I prefer sea salt)1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar

1 Combine [...]

Concord Grape Sorbet

With the grape harvest rapidly approaching, it makes sense to find a use for these delicious grapes, commonly referred as “Foxy”, due to their musky flavor, particularly in fermented products. If you’re planning on making grape preserves, it’s best to start this recipe at the very beginning of the day, and update it as [...]

Chocolate Gelato

In late summer, nothing beats cooling off after a hard day’s work with a thick chocolate gelato.

3 Cups Milk1 Cup Heavy Cream1 Cup Sugar6 egg yolks12 Oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips1 Tsp Vanilla

Combine the Milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Meanwhile, whisk the yolks in a small bowl, [...]