First, find a beautiful piece of fish

To make Baked Summer Grouper with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce you’ve got to first find a top rate piece of fish. With grouper being pricey, you’ll… Continue reading

Recipes

RECIPES 7.13ANTIPASTO SALAD ALASKAN STYLE1 pkg of reindeer sausage, hot link’s or kielbasa or your favorite link sausage3/4 cup Italian salad dressing - oil style6… Continue reading

For the sauce

2 tablespoons butter1 small onion, chopped2 tablespoons all-purpose flour½ cup dry white wine¼ cup water1 tablespoon Dijon mustard½ cup light cream (or half-and-half)½ cup shredded… Continue reading

Grouper with tomato basil cream sauce

Servings: 21 pound grouper fillet, skin removed (the skin is strongly flavored and tough, so be sure to take it off before cooking)All-purpose flour Salt… Continue reading

The fresh tomato sandwich

Near where I live, I find excellent tomatoes at our local farmers markets and at nearby Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island. (To see “What’s… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Our 10,000 mile trip Heading for Torrington, Wyoming On to Sturgis, South Dakota October 16, 2000   We sadly said goodbye to Regina and Rex,… Continue reading

Shared recipes for dandelion jam, cider beans and another for rhubarb pie

It’s been several years since I first introduced you to Joan E. Aller’s “Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia.” Since… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

La Salle, Colorado, Here We Come! October 13,14,15, 2000 Sister Elaine and Ted Oster’s place   We had a great time in Colorado Springs visiting… Continue reading

Fresh, canned, pickle or plain, beets are vibrant and fun

Cultivated beetroot (beets) may be as small as an orange, or as large as a grapefruit. Small to medium beets tend to be sweeter and… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Left Reno and Traveled Across Nevada and Utah October 8, 2000 Glenwood, Colorado   After a nice rest in Glenwood Springs, we had lots hot… Continue reading

The vegetable that eats like a fruit

The vegetable that eats like a fruit

Rhubarb was plentiful in Towanda, Pa., where I enjoyed a way-too-short visit with brother Jim Conforti and wife, Donna. Good neighbors Lee and Bonnie were… Continue reading

The vegetable that eats like a fruit

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Reno Here We Come! October 2, 2000   We left Elko, Nev. in tears again. We had so much fun with Bob’s family, Mugs and… Continue reading

recipes

RECIPESWILD RICE SALAD WITH ASPARAGUS AND SALMONFix one cup of wild rice as directed.Add to rice:In a small bowl:1/2 cup walnuts1/4 cup white wine or… Continue reading

Rhubarb pie

Rhubarb pie

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie5 cups ½-inch rhubarb pieces1¼ cups sugar¼ teaspoon salt¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg3 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca1 teaspoon grated lemon… Continue reading

Rhubarb pie
All butter pie pastry

All butter pie pastry

Yield: Pastry for one double crust (9-inch) pie2½ cups (10 ½ ounces) all-purpose flour (I like King Arthur brand all-purpose flour for the crust2 tablespoons… Continue reading

All butter pie pastry
Fold over Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Fold over Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie ¼ cup all-purpose flour1½ cups sugar¼ teaspoon salt3 cups ½-inch pieces fresh rhubarb2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half… Continue reading

Fold over Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Start summer sweet from corn to whoopie pies

My brother Jim Conforti and wife Donna’s live in a farmhouse built in 1916 in Towanda, Pa. His backyard, with its heirloom apple orchard and… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Year 2000 Elko, Nevada Here We Come!   Recap: Our stay at the Covered Wagon Motel in Jackpot. My first attempt at gambling, where we… Continue reading

Eggs + cheese = breakfast, lunch or dinner

Eggs + cheese = breakfast, lunch or dinner

Keeping fresh bread, milk and eggs in the house means you will never be without the resources to make a simple meal. In addition, having… Continue reading

Eggs + cheese = breakfast, lunch or dinner

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip to the lower 48

Through Montana, Idaho and to Jackpot, Nevada in one day Sept 26, 2000   After leaving Hamilton, Montana, we headed for Salmon, Idaho, where I… Continue reading