E-Z Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs

Ever try to peel farm-fresh eggs that you’ve hard boiled?  The hard cooked white pulls away with the peel, leaving an egg with chunks missing.  What a waste!  I saw this technique on the internet, and it works like a charm. Use a steamer, or make one with a wire strainer and a saucepan with a lid.  Place about 1-2 inches of water into the saucepan and bring it to … Continue reading

Keep These Things Out of the Dishwasher

Wash these things by hand: Cast iron, even enameled cast iron I let these pans cool, then add water if there is residue from grilling or pan-frying. Let stand until the residue is softened, then use a stiff brush to brush the softened remains right down the drain. Use a little soap as needed, but water is almost always sufficient. I dry the pan with a cloth, and finish on … Continue reading

Zucchini Roll-Ups with Homemade Ricotta

Zucchini Roll-Ups are easy to make and a delicious way to use a bumper crop of the vegetable. Zucchini Roll-Ups 2-3 zucchini Salt and pepper to taste Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch red pepper flakes Homemade ricotta cheese, or store bought 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 bunch of basil optional: sliced mushrooms–a mixture is nice   Slice the zucchini on a mandolin slicer, very thinly.  You’ll need … Continue reading

Crockpot Breakfast

This post is from last week’s Coloradoan column.  They didn’t print the whole article I wrote, so am adding it here. Lots of us use a crockpot for slow-cooked dinners, but how many of us use this versatile appliance for low effort breakfasts? Cooking overnight, breakfast greets us with savory aromas, ready to go on a busy day or a laid-back weekend. The recipes go together quickly the night before, … Continue reading