Celebrating the Start of Okra Season with Vendakka Palu

It’s okra season!  I’m excited, unlike a lot of people in our particular CSA.  Once okra season hits, we are bombarded with the stuff and I know that many members of our CSA don’t list okra as one of their favorite veggies.  Prior to signing up for the CSA last summer, I had never cooked … Continue reading

Jalapeno Poppers

This installment of “how do I use these hot peppers?” ended in an oldie but a goodie – jalapeno poppers.  While not exactly the height of sophisticated cuisine, I found that when I made these myself they were so much tastier and fresher than what you’d get in any chain restaurant appetizer plate.  They’re baked, … Continue reading

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

Hot peppers are one of the items that are beyond plentiful in our CSA box this time of year.  Like mint, hot peppers are something I struggle to use.  This week I tried an experiment of roasting jalapenos and adding them to my beloved honey cornbread recipe.  The results – delish! First step first – … Continue reading