A good Bloody Mary can be hard to find. In this Vodka Infusion, you get all the power and kick of the whole Bloody Mary Bar in one clean shot. Add it to plain old tomato juice and there you have it. No chunks or bits to get stuck in your straw.
During a recent fall hike, my daughter and I stumbled upon two large clusters of mushrooms. Lovely, pale silvery brown, some as large as my hand, the mushrooms fanned out in a layered array from a downed ash tree. Edible? Oh please say yes.
They make it in Greece, but also throughout the Mediterranean, Eurasian, South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. It's very inexpensive to make at home, even with premium organic milk. My 5 year old daughter can’t get enough of the stuff!
The Brits are crazy about fruit cheeses. Americans are most familiar with quince paste, but you can make it from all kinds of fruit. It’s called “cheese” because you can slice it due to its hard-set consistency.
I like Mexican-style salsas with dried red chilies and tomatoes blended smooth. Chopped onion and mild green peppers add texture, while hot red and green peppers round out the flavor. Everything gets charred in the broiler or on the grill.