Summer

BASEBALL, HOT DOGS AND TOMATO COBBLER

Musical pairing – Home by Michael Bublé I don’t really remember actually eating tomatoes while living in the little house on Ankeny Street, I’m sure I did because we grew them in our garden and I know that my grandmother grew them in her garden. In fact, I believe that […]

BLOOMINGTON BITES: ROASTED BEETS W/ORANGE SLICES

Musical pairing – Beat It by Cris Delanno An Ode to Color – My favorite thing about beets is their color. Just sliced into, they reveal shocking jewel-bright shades of burgundy and topaz and saffron. Juiced, and they will turn a whole smoothie creamy pink. And roasted–wrapped in foil and slowly, […]

IN THE GARDEN

Musical pairing – Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy Summer might be my favorite season . . . but then again, I think I say that every time the seasons change . . . and yet there is something magical about summer . . .

THE PROFESSOR’S SHANDY

Musical pairing – Summer Wind by Madeleine Peyroux I don’t remember why or when I started making this beer cocktail, but the Shandy has become my summer staple when the temperature rises in Indiana.

SUMMERTIME RHUBARB CREAM SLAB PIE

Musical pairing – Rhubarb Pie by John Fogerty I love pie. Let me back up and say I love a great pie. I love everything about a great tasting pie . . . the crust, the butter, the spices, not to mention that a pie in the oven makes the […]

MOCHA-BRANDY FRAPPE & SEATTLE’S BEST

Musical pairing – A Love That Will Last by Renee Olstead You know I’m a Seattle girl so when Seattle’s Best contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in doing a review of their new ‘Levels System‘ for coffee, I said, ‘I’m in!’ You might be surprised to know […]

VIDEO: INTERVIEW AT CSA TURNER FARM

We had the privilege of having niece Avery as an intern this past summer; she helped organize and schedule several video interviews we wanted to tell and we had the extra benefit of her writing talent. Avery is a freshman at Indiana University in Bloomington furthering her studies in the arts […]

MARTHA’S SWEET CORN W/BABY BEETS & BASIL

Musical pairing – The Beat Goes On by Sonny & Cher Our garden is beginning to wind down but we’re planning to try some cool weather plantings which we’ve never done before so that will be an interesting experiment.  Niece Avery has been dropped off for her first year at […]

CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK SIGNING . . . & CANTALOUPE

Musical pairing – Missed Opportunity by Hall & Oates Last March, The Professor and I took our first trip to Charleston, SC and absolutely fell head-over-heels in love!  Instead of staying in a hotel, we rented a house about one block from one of the prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen […]

BREAKFAST BREAD PUDDING W/PEACHES & ALICE

Musical pairing – So Good by Brian Culbertson So there I was last week sitting in a light-filled room listening to Pam Anderson of Three Many Cooks talk about recipe development; the one day workshop had just started and I had moved from my chair to stand at the back […]