I hadn’t quite realized it until this year, but early fall is a great time for local eggplant. I can’t resist buying the Italian eggplant, purple and striped. I seem always to end up with a few extra in my refrigerator. In my opinion, really fresh and firm eggplant need not be salted to remove […]

Summer’s Here!

At the Barefoot Gardens stall in the Doylestown Farmers Market this weekend, I was thrilled to find that indeed summer has arrived! I picked up patty pan squash, baby zucchinis with flowers and swiss chard. I was immediately taken back to summers spent with my grandparents in Northern California. We’d swim in the river, canoe, […]

Crème Frâiche

With strawberry season upon us, I’m so excited to once again indulge in one of my favorite food combinations- local strawberries and crème frâiche. Less sour than “sour cream” and higher in fat content, crème frâiche is a French-style cultured cream. It is appreciated by many for its use in sauces and ability to pair […]