Appetizers, Recipes

Corn and Summer Squash Cakes

2 Comments 27 August 2012

When corn is plentiful in the summertime, it’s fun to find ways to incorporate it into recipes instead of always eating it straight off the cob. You can put it into salads (like our Black Bean and Corn Salad), or you can bake it into golden brown corn cakes, alongside summer squash and other summer veggies you have in excess – just like we did here!

These corn cakes are really simple to assemble, and completely delicious to eat! They are very hearty without being too heavy to enjoy on a hot summer day. I used just corn and squash in this batch, but you could certainly add more squash, or other summer vegetables that you might have in your kitchen – whatever suites your tastes! The recipe is very much like a guideline, and allows for flexibility so you can make it your own Continue Reading


A Guide to Serving Charcuterie

No Comments 11 January 2012

Pâtés, terrines, prosciutto, dry sausage, salume…charcuterie satisfies our basest cravings for salt and fat. It’s also the perfect cocktail party hors d’oeuvre; requiring no preparation (unless you’re curing it yourself), serving well at room temperature, and satisfying the most sophisticated of palettes to the simplest, that is, if meat-and-potato-vores can get used to the texture of pâté. We put together a small serving board of fine charcuterie and came up with these tips.

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Appetizers, Dips

Beet Hummus

1 Comment 31 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

The brilliant color and just-as-bold flavor of this appetizer will dazzle your eyes and tongue. Pair it with fresh carrot or cucumber chips for added color and freshness. Laura kept hers a lot more interesting (albeit a little less healthy) by adding the multi-colored root chips.

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Appetizers, Salads

Caprese Skewers: Salad on a Stick

1 Comment 31 August 2011

By Hairee Lee

The good old tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad. Always delicious, but kinda boring. So put it on a stick! Sometimes it’s just a matter of putting your food on a stick. It’s why I love kebabs, lollipops, marshmallows.

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