Bacon Tater Tots

I was asked to make something for the kids at the opening of the Haymarket Community Garden. So I asked a number of people what would make the humble tater tot better. The two most popular answers were cheese and bacon. No one said add rutabaga, go figure. I had taste tests and got the…

Air Fried Bacon Mac and Cheese Balls

I may have had you at bacon, but mac and cheese is tasty too. Now, this is air fried which means it’s healthy! Right? Ok, not healthy, but it’s really tasty. Now, if I lived in Michigan, I may have used Pinnconning cheese. I did use sharp cheddar, provolone and cream cheese, lots of bacon,…

New Zealand Lamb Steaks

I saw this dish on TV and decided to do my own take on it. Lamb is the most popular protein in New Zealand where it is used much more than in the US. I love the earthiness of lamb, and it can hold up to strong flavors like mint, pomegranate, and garlic. Two important…

Confessions of a farmers market fanatic

I go to a farmers market three, sometimes four times a week. I can because I am semi- retired. I love the vibe and hard-working people that I get to speak with. You also get to know where your food comes from and how it was grown. You also see artisan crafts, home made projects,…

Crab and Spinach in Supreme Sauce

This is a dish I had years ago in California on a business trip and saw a version on TV last week which sparked my memory. It’s crab forward. Now, the original has a ton of soy and oyster sauce which you can use of course, and it will be fabulous, but I went low…