Creamed Corn & Cauliflower With Hatch Chilis Over Roasted Potatoes

A couple summers ago a friend invited us to pick as much Silver Queen corn as we wished from his farm. We picked a lot of corn, and it has been taking up a lot of space in our freezers. Unfortunately, when we picked it, the corn was a little over mature, making it rather … More Creamed Corn & Cauliflower With Hatch Chilis Over Roasted Potatoes

Desert Molasses

Most everything that happens in the kitchen is fun, but some things are just for fun. Today’s “just for fun” project was making syrup from prickly pear cactus fruit. At first glance the dangerous parts of the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia) appear to be the long bristling thorns on the plant itself. The fruits look … More Desert Molasses

Look! No Cheese!

Believe it or not, as much as I love cheese, I frequently elect not to use it in dishes where it would typically serve wonderfully. Most of the time it is not even missed, although if it was there a cheese lover’s eyes would light up. Lunch today was refried black beans served in a … More Look! No Cheese!