Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Honey Drizzle

I have made this recipe a number of times and it always turns out great.  Soaking the chicken overnight in buttermilk is the key.  The chicken fries up tender and moist and the overnight soak gives the chicken time to absorb all the great spice flavors. Yield:  Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 1 quart buttermilk, plus 2 […]

Crushed Heirloom Potatoes

I discovered this recipe for Crushed Heirloom potatoes in the 2005 edition of Bon Appetit’ magazine. If you can’t find the more unusual heirloom potatoes, you can substitute the Yukon Gold’s that are readily available at your grocery store. Unique alternative to the traditional mashed. Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 2 lbs unpeeled whole heirloom potatoes 3 […]


The potato is the world’s most widely grown tuber crop and the fourth largest food crop in terms of produce behind rice, wheat and maize. The potato originated in the area of Peru and Bolivia and in the late 1500’s was introduced in Europe. It quickly became an important food staple and field crop. However, […]

Heirloom Plants

HEIRLOOM PLANTS The resurgence of heirloom recipes is an outgrowth of the heightened interest in growing heirloom vegetables and plants. An heirloom plant, heirloom variety or heirloom vegetable is an open-pollinated cultivar that was grown in earlier times, but is not used in modern large-scale agriculture. In modern agriculture, most crops are grown in large […]

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

  ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES WITH GARLIC AND HERBS SERVES 4-6 INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. fingerling potatoes ¼ cup olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 gloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 tablespoons basil – finely chopped 2 tablespoons parsley – finely chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350 degrees […]