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…

Johny Cakes

This is a southern version of a pancake made with a base of cornmeal and flour. I used honey (from Erin’s Elderberries because local honey is best) instead of sugar to enhance the sweetness of the cornmeal. I used regular milk, but buttermilk will work well. I hope you like it. 1 cup AP flour1…

Reverse Bumpy Kace

I love the Michigan bumpy cake. I get one every time I’m able to buy one. Here is the opposite kace. (I know some of you got that.) So, a moist yellow cake with a chocolate filling topped with white chocolate buttercream. I hope you like it. 1/2 cup butter, melted1 box yellow cake mix3…

Caldo Verde Soup

This is a classic dish from Portugal; the name translates to green soup. I used local Happy Family Ranch chorizo, fresh kale, potatoes, and I did use boxed broth, but it does have a fresh taste. (I can’t wait for veggies to get to the farmers market!). It’s a summer easy dish. I hope you…