Beet & Plum Salad w/ Goat Cheese and Rose

This salad. Oh, this salad. It’s been my August. Such a simple combination, but it hits all my salad pulse points — tart fruit, roasty veg, crunchy nut, plus a sweetly unexpected ingredient: rose water. Give me a recipe with rose water, and I will always rush the fridge, batting all condiments aside to get at that tiny […]

Cheese and Preserves for July 4

Part 3: In choosing cheeses for this week’s July 4 picnic with Foodinjars, I wanted to use cheeses that would be broadly available across America. So, I trolled the cheese case of Trader Joe’s in search of the best selections. Typically, I purchase fresh cut cheeses at a cheese shop so I know that it’s fresh, […]

Goat Cheese Giveaway

This post goes out to the reluctant goat cheese lover. And the cracker doubter. And the person who doesn’t have a decent cheese board. It’s a trifecta of good things. Vermont Creamery has teamed up with 34 Degrees Crackers and Brooklyn Slate to offer a Goat Cheese Board Giveaway that includes all of the things […]

A Spring Cheese Salon

If there’s one thing I love to do in April, it’s host a dairy party with lovely belles from local cheese cases. Last week, I sampled a slew of new cheeses for a Philadelphia Inquirer story (out today!) and was so star-struck by the beauty of some Pennyslvania honeys that I nearly wept. As long […]

Make an In-Flight Cheese Board

Everywhere I go, I carry a little cheese valise. On trains. On roadtrips. And especially on airplanes. I will never understand why cheese counters don’t offer porta-cheese-plates this time of year for the on-the-go dairy lover. Someone, please, hear my cry! Say you get stuck in Detroit on Thanksgiving — it’s happened! — wouldn’t you […]