Potatoes and onions are the backbone of my winter dinner repertoire — they make an appearance at nearly every meal, in one form or another. They are typically a supporting character but in the case of this chowder, they take center stage and it’s definitely a two thumbs up kind of chowder. Click here to read more....
Veggie Pot Pies in Dede's Pie Plates
I’m an autumn…..as in an autumn from the Color Me Beautiful craze from the 80’s. Little did I know, when I was a 14-year-old girl analyzing my hair and skin tones, that my autumn color palette extended, now that I am a nearly 50-year-old woman, to my favorite foods and recipes. Summer has plenty of reasons to celebrate — I mean, what would we do without tomatoes fresh from the garden?? Click here to read more...
Indian Pickled Carrots
I've had a thing for pickles ever since I can remember; the salty tang of the brine and the crunch of the vegetables gets me every time. Our CSA boxes have had carrots in them for the past couple of weeks and I had a bunch of them, sitting in the fridge, waiting for something to do. Since I am not a fan of floppy cucumber pickles (and I haven’t found the perfect pickling recipe that delivers a cuke pickle with some crunch), I decided to pickles carrots instead — they would stand up to the heat of canning without turning to mush. Click here to read more.....
It’s really no surprise to anyone who knows me that I think about food, a lot. So, when Meghan wanted to have a volleyball team dinner at our house, I figured it was the perfect excuse to make some Turkish food (Meg has a teammate from Turkey). In my research, I noticed that Aleppo peppers made frequent appearances in the Turkish recipes — so I ordered a big bag, only to find out that Meg wanted burritos. Click here to read more....
I remember buying Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Around My French Table, and thinking — a) this woman really knows how to cook and b) I really need to got to France. Since a trip to France wasn’t in the cards, nearly every meal we ate, for weeks after, were Dorie recipes and my northern Wisconsin table had a decidedly French flavor in that winter of 2010. Click here to read more.....
The Cookery Maven
Mary Dougherty lives in Bayfield and is the creator of The Cookery Maven blog and Words for Water, a photography project giving voice to people about the importance of freshwater. Founder of the nonprofit, Farms not Factories, she now serves on the board and is a rabble rouser for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project. You can find her most mornings at the beach with her dogs and most nights in her kitchen cooking for family and friends. She is as Edible Magazine reported in 2012 “the quintessential perfect host.”