Swiss Chard/Blue Cheese Empanadas & Grilled Eggplant

These empanadas are not authentic to any particular cuisine. I’ve been exploring ways to use masa harina and decided to attempt empanadas. I was craving greens so red stemmed Swiss chard, white stemmed Swiss chard and beet greens were the filling. The only added flavoring to the greens was onion, feta cheese and blue cheese. … More Swiss Chard/Blue Cheese Empanadas & Grilled Eggplant

Peach & Mango Cobbler

It is peach season, and our favorite place to buy peaches is McLeod Farms near McBee, South Carolina. They grow 22 varieties of peaches, so their peach season lasts for over 3 months. Sometimes our excursions happen to pass by there, and sometimes we take a drive specifically to go to McLeod Farms. Last weekend … More Peach & Mango Cobbler

Yard-Long Beans

Bean vines in the garden are only just now beginning to produce, and today I brought in a small handful. This year I am growing yard-long beans as well as a couple other varieties. Although yard-long beans (also known as asparagus beans) will grow very long they are best eaten at 6 to 12 inches. … More Yard-Long Beans

Breakfast Dogs

Our plan for today was to drive down to South Carolina and scout out a future kayaking location on the Lynches River. This called for a breakfast that didn’t require a lot of thought. Hoagie buns and meatless Big Franks® wouldn’t normally catch one’s attention whilst searching the refrigerator for breakfast options, but when huddled … More Breakfast Dogs