Salad Peas

I’ve written before about my great love of fresh peas and how hard it is to find them here. You can imagine my excitement then when I found fresh “picked this morning” salad peas at the campus farmers market on its opening day. So what exactly is a salad pea? Good question. In my growing…

Wilted Salad (Killed Lettuce)

Although the calendar says that Summer is still about a month away, here in Kentucky, it feels like it’s well under way. Due to an unseasonably mild winter, schools are finishing up for the year. My Facebook feed is full of graduations, awards days,  and proms. Summer is a wonderful time to be a foodie…

Pea Salad

Pea Salad is one of those great side salads that you often see on salad bars in these parts. (The really good salad bars, you know, that have like a dozen varieties of creamy, fatty salads.) I’ve always been a fan but then I’m also a fan of peas. And salad. So pea salad is…

Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

A favorite food blog of mine is SkinnyTaste. It’s a healthy recipe blog where the owner, Gina,  creates recipes that taste delicious but are low in fat and calories. One of the things that I like about her recipes is that they use whole foods, and lower the fat content through the cooking technique or…

Peach Pie

Roadside vegetable and fruit stands were pretty common when I was growing up. It wasn’t unusual at all to see a make shift stand set up on a open spot near a highway, or even sometimes just a guy with a pickup truck parked somewhere with enough space for a car or two to pull…

Fried Cabbage

It’s a cliche in Appalachian/Southern cooking that we fry everything. And while it’s true that most traditional country books believe in frying first and asking questions later, many times the word “fried” simply means it was prepared in a frying pan. Such is the case with Fried Cabbage. While the name conjures up images of…