Cream Cheese & Crème Fraiche Vanilla Cornbread

Cornbread is one of the most versatile breads around. It can be made savory to sweet, with added meat, vegetables or fruit. It can be made with buttermilk, sour cream, milk, or as in this recipe with cream cheese and crème fraiche. However you decide to make it, cornbread is delicious and nutritious. ...more
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Poppy Seed Trifle with Strawberries and Orange Creme Fraiche

 So, Yesterday I ventured to the grocery store and bought some strawberries. Surprisingly enough they were really good for this time of year. They probably came from Mexico or something... or Chile... or somewhere that is way warmer than northern California. (though I cant complain, I love this weather). ...more

Recipes for Asparagus: Steam, Grill, or Roast and Enjoy!

This time of year, recipes for asparagus are as plentiful as tree pollen (but not quite as excessive as recipes for ramps).  The Accidental Locavore shares recipes and ideas for asparagus (to see how to pick asparagus check out the “...more

Smoked Salmon the Charcutepalooza way!

Hot Smoked Salmon."Smoked" anything sounds sexy. Doesn't it?Kind of what I thought I was when I was 16 and I started smoking. My mom and my lungs thought otherwise....more

Easy Homemade Creme Fraiche - Forget Spending $5 at the Gourmet Shop, Make Your Own for Under $1

Benjamin Daymon's Tastes & Travels   Easy Homemade Creme Fraiche recipe including gourmet, French-style creme fraiche and specialty flavor variations: Lemon-Dill, Chili, Mushroom and Wasabi Creme Fraiche.   Creme fraiche is like a mild, slightly nutty sour cream that's popular in France and throughout Europe. It can be used to top baked potatoes or as a substitute for sour cream in any recipe....more