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

Panamanian Stew, Fried Plantains and Sweet Mango Pudding

With history and a people so diverse, Panamanian cuisine is often fused with that of its neighbors – Costa Rica and Colombia. Located between North… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000 mile trip

Kalispell, Ronan and Hamilton, Montana Sept 20, 2000 After saying goodbye to Bob’s Mom, Shirley Ricks and sister, Donna, who lived near the Upper Pack… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: More about our trip to the Lower 48

Washington, Idaho and on to Montana   A recap of trip so far: I jammed the car door half shut at Dry Creek Camp Ground,… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
For a look at the Blue Diamond website, where you'll discover a variety of recipes using dairy alternatives, such as their Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk Blend, check out www.almondbreeze.com. Find it at markets such as Publix, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Target. A blend of real almonds and coconut, Almond Breeze Almond Milk and Coconut Milk Blend is lactose free, soy free, calcium enriched and contains only 60 calories per cup.

The Kitchen Ade: Free of dairy – but not taste

Popsicle season is tough on folks who are intolerant or allergic to cow’s milk. When popsicles containing cow’s milk are offered to those who cannot… Continue reading

For a look at the Blue Diamond website, where you'll discover a variety of recipes using dairy alternatives, such as their Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk Blend, check out www.almondbreeze.com. Find it at markets such as Publix, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Walmart and Target. A blend of real almonds and coconut, Almond Breeze Almond Milk and Coconut Milk Blend is lactose free, soy free, calcium enriched and contains only 60 calories per cup.
This April 2016 photo shows grilled eggplant parmigiana in Concord, N.H.  This dish, a staple of Italian cuisine, is a wonderful candidate for the grill, cooking up quickly and cleanly. And grilling this dish not only requires less oil than the traditional recipe, it ends up imparting a smokiness it could never claim before. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Bring eggplant parmigiana into warm weather with the grill

This little gem combines my love of grilling with my endless search for new summer vegetarian entrees. Turns out that eggplant parmigiana, that staple of… Continue reading

This April 2016 photo shows grilled eggplant parmigiana in Concord, N.H.  This dish, a staple of Italian cuisine, is a wonderful candidate for the grill, cooking up quickly and cleanly. And grilling this dish not only requires less oil than the traditional recipe, it ends up imparting a smokiness it could never claim before. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)
This March 14, 2016 photo, shows a chickpea and farro Salad in Concord, N.H. It combines savory roasted chickpeas with grill hallmoumi cheese and nutty cooked farro for a light, but hearty spring salad. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Roasted chickpeas, grilled cheese combine for a robust salad

Roasted chickpeas can be a surprisingly meaty snack. They also can be a delicious addition to grain and fresh salads, adding a savory, crunchy component… Continue reading

This March 14, 2016 photo, shows a chickpea and farro Salad in Concord, N.H. It combines savory roasted chickpeas with grill hallmoumi cheese and nutty cooked farro for a light, but hearty spring salad. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)
An apron, good for wearing when making homemade fried green tomatoes, was found at the Whistle Stop Café (bottom, right) in Juliette, Ga. Juliette, the location for "Fried Green Tomatoes,"  was refurbished for the movie in 1991 to create the fictional town of Whistle Stop. The movie starred Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy (pictured, upper right on movie poster), Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Find the café at http://www.thewhistlestopcafe.com. Photo credits, right, Jim Conforti.

The Kitchen Ade: Unripened tomatoes star in best fried green tomato dishes

While I truly love “Fried Green Tomatoes,” starring Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker, I never visited Juliette, Georgia, where the… Continue reading

An apron, good for wearing when making homemade fried green tomatoes, was found at the Whistle Stop Café (bottom, right) in Juliette, Ga. Juliette, the location for "Fried Green Tomatoes,"  was refurbished for the movie in 1991 to create the fictional town of Whistle Stop. The movie starred Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy (pictured, upper right on movie poster), Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker. Find the café at http://www.thewhistlestopcafe.com. Photo credits, right, Jim Conforti.

Pioneer Potluck: About our 10,000-mile trip

Laird Hot Springs, 10-hour drives and Hell’s Gate Sept. 10, 2000   We gassed up at Swift River at 1:30 and started seeing wildlife, bears,… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2016
  • By Ann 'Grannie Annie' Berg
  • LifeFood
This April 11, 2016 photo shows pasta salad with chicken, green olives and ramp vinaigrette in Concord, N.H. Ramps, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, are one of the first vegetables to appear in farmers markets and on chefs' menus after a winter of tubers and citrus. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

This amazing pasta salad will turn ramp haters into lovers

On the surface, ramps are a lovely harbinger of spring, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, hence part of their mystique (think truffles).They… Continue reading

This April 11, 2016 photo shows pasta salad with chicken, green olives and ramp vinaigrette in Concord, N.H. Ramps, wild leeks that are unable to be cultivated, are one of the first vegetables to appear in farmers markets and on chefs' menus after a winter of tubers and citrus. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

For May days (and summer days), easy warm weather dishes

From the beginning of May, when many will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) and Mother’s Day, through Memorial Day at the… Continue reading

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

The long line of cars pulled in before we did! As we parked, we observed a coffin in the back of the lead pickup. So… Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Strawberry

1 cup vegetable oil½ cup lemon juice6 tablespoons white wine vinegar¼ cup granulated sugar1 tablespoon strawberry preserves2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dry mustardCombine all ingredients in… Continue reading

Baked ham and cheese savory custard

Servings: 63 large eggs1 cup milk1 cup heavy whipping creamFreshly grated nutmegSaltAbout 5½ tablespoons butter, softened1 loaf (about 14 slices) white bread, sliced ½ inch… Continue reading

Rasberry Sherbet

Yield: about 1 quart2 (10-ounce) packages frozen raspberries2/3 cup sugar2 tablespoons light corn syrup2 cups milk*2 tablespoons lemon juiceThaw, purée and strain raspberries. In a… Continue reading