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Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

Fondue is not for the faint of cheese heart

A couple of weeks ago, I curated a fondue party at my house as a last celebration of winter, and to explore the chemistry of melted cheeses.   We ...

Recipe: Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

Recipe: Peaches and Crème Fraîche Pops

This Peaches & Crème Fraîche popsicle recipe is great for breakfast or dessert, and is a spin off the classic peaches and cream combination that is an excellent, fresh summer treat. Preserve the best of summer in frozen popsicle form!

Recipe: Cherry Lime Pie Popsicles with Creme Fraiche

Recipe: Cherry Lime Pie Popsicles with Creme Fraiche

This cherry lime pie popsicles with crème fraîche recipe is reminiscent of key lime pie.  They feature maple syrup, lime zest and crushed graham crackers.  They are sweet, tart, and creamery.

Red Romaine, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, and Chive Blossoms

Red Romaine, Strawberries, Blue Cheese, and Chive Blossoms

I am still madly in love with the salad that Sarah E Crowder made for Cheese Grotto last spring.  It is absolutely gorgeous and made from ingredie...

American Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

American Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day

Last year’s April 18th, 2015 marked the beginning of a tradition.  It was on this day that the non-profit organization Oldways spearheaded a natio...

Winter Vegetable Whey Chili and Skillet Whey Cornbread

Winter Vegetable Whey Chili and Skillet Whey Cornbread

January is one of those months where making hearty food is in high demand, and New Year’s resolutions are looming over our heads.  How do we stay...

Grilled Cheese Recipe with Parsley Pesto and Fried Mozzarella Squash Blossom Dumplings

Grilled Cheese Recipe with Parsley Pesto and Fried Mozzarella Squash Blossom Dumplings

This grilled cheese recipe with mozzarella squash blossoms and parsley pesto captures the best of summer in one bite.  Learn how to fry stuffed squash blossoms as well!

Hawaiian Californian Salmon Poke Rice Bowl Recipe

Hawaiian Californian Salmon Poke Rice Bowl Recipe

A California take on a Hawaiian Salmon Poke rice bowl recipe, this is one of the few times that raw fish and cheese makes a fantastic pairing.  Goat cheese is a tasty pairing for raw fish, plus the avocado and mango add some dynamic flavor and richness.

Berry Beet Goat Cheese Popsicle Recipe

Berry Beet Goat Cheese Popsicle Recipe

This popsicle recipe is a meal unto itself. The classic pairing of fresh goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and beets is elevated to dessert status by the addition of a puree of mixed berries and a dash of honey. Take your time snacking on one of these. You’ll find that it is a nutritious, well deserved treat.

Bacon Onion Strawberry Jam with Fresh Basil

Bacon Onion Strawberry Jam with Fresh Basil

It’s that time of year for strawberries. They are bursting from each farmers market stand. They are the proof that the sun has tickled the land l...