August 2011

Okra In A Flash!

Quick Tip Tuesday! I was rooting around the internet the other day and stumbled onto the idea of just leaving okra completely whole when you oven roast it.  Eureka!  I had been cutting the stems off and cutting it into thirds before roasting it and I thought that was good. I just LOVE this!  The texture and flavor that you get …

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29
Aug

Chocolate So Real and Good

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Chocolate So Real and Good

This is some seriously good chocolate.  All that being said, I am no chocolate connoisseur.  I mean, this high compliment is coming from a girl who didn’t even learn to like chocolate until she was about 30, really.  Mama May Fair says it’s because she craved chocolate when she was pregnant with me and so I probably just had my …

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Eggplant, Tomato & Onion Gratin

Looking for a very seasonal, fun and delicious side dish for your barbeque this weekend?  Try my Eggplant, Tomato & Onion Gratin! I came up with this recipe last summer because I was looking for one more way to use eggplant in a quick and easy way and this did the trick.  If the skin on the eggplant is too hard for …

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19
Aug

Sauteed Summer Corn and Basil

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Sauteed Summer Corn and Basil

Don’t you just love seeing the trucks on the roadside piled high with corn fresh from their fields?  And, at the farmer’s markets too?  You just can’t resist corn that is so fresh and sweet right off the cob.  I know it isn’t the easiest to digest but if you can, go ahead and  treat yourself a time or two …

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18
Aug

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

I have been eating okra as far back as I can remember and love it because my Mama, May Fair always made the most delicious okra and tomatoes!  As you can imagine, I was not a very picky eater as a kid.  The one thing I know that bothers most folks is that there is a bit of a slimey texture …

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