Bite Bit: Gator Holler Cajun Seasoning

Bite Bit: Gator Holler Cajun Seasoning

Nothing smacks of savory goodness than a good Cajun Seasoning like Gator Holler. I first made a batch of it to satisfy hubby’s penchant for Jambalaya.The base is made with Smoked Paprika with a good hit of Cayenne. Couple that with herby goodness of Oregano and...
Bite Bit: Oregano

Bite Bit: Oregano

Oregano, with its close friend Basil, have been a culinary staple in my household in my earliest memories. Grandma had a huge plant in front of her home that she would regularly harvest and dry. So, at our home we’d always have an old yogurt container filled...
Yogurt, Anyone?

Yogurt, Anyone?

We all grew up on yogurt. Is was supposed to be a healthy alternative to pudding. However, only after I grew up considerably (over 50) did I realize how much sugar they put in it. Back in the day Yoplait for instance had 26g of sugar. Ok, so if you aren’t a...
Bleached Flour… really?

Bleached Flour… really?

I love to bake. I’m notorious for ordering large quantities through our local good food store. Yes, I had a 50 lbs. bag of flour at one time. As you can tell from the recipe folder that cookies and pizzas are on my list of goodies. When making a chocolate cookie...
Bite Bit: Nigella Seed

Bite Bit: Nigella Seed

Nigella Seed isn’t something I grew up with. Rather it was one of those “Superfoods” I read about, but never saw in the spice aisle. While perusing a gourmet food store in Healdsburg, CA I found a tin of it and brought it home to discover. The seeds...

Better Butter

Butter is something that any home cook takes for granted. Just always keep it on hand and enjoy it in baking, sautéing and even roasting. Though I mostly use olive oil in my cooking, butter is my “must have” luxury. Lately my daughter and I have been...
Drying the Harvest

Drying the Harvest

Growing up in my teens I remember the wonders of home dried snacks. Mom would corner the market on bananas and we’d have sweet crunchy banana chips. Next thing you know apples on our trees would be ready and out comes the handy dandy corer peeler machine. The...
Playing with the Mandoline

Playing with the Mandoline

As seen on TV slices choppers always looked so cool. The chefs on the Food Network used them with precision with fast and even food preparation. I do love to dry fruits and vegetables from the summer harvest and had recently gotten a food dehydrator (more on that on...
Garlic Harvest 2016

Garlic Harvest 2016

When people ask how my garlic is doing this year, I say it is now considered an evasive species. With a little encouragement garlic now has found a home in flower beds, walk ways, in planters that have other things in them besides the beds where I just let them have...
Bite Bit: Tiger Blend

Bite Bit: Tiger Blend

Organic Ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger, Mustard, Fennel, Anise & Ground Black Pepper Tiger Blend is one of the more “out of the ordinary” blends I make. Ceylon Sweet Cinnamon streaked with fresh ground black pepper, freshened with fresh ground fennel...