Stories by Rosie Hawthorne

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Ringing in the Red Bells of October

The bell pepper plants (Capsicum annuum) in my garden are now producing the best and sweetest peppers of their growing season – the mature, fully ripened red peppers.  All peppers,…


Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Using Your Noodle – Soba Noodles

  Sometimes in the simplest dishes, we find the most complex flavors. Such is the case with soba noodles.  Soba noodles, a staple of Japanese cooking, are made from buckwheat,…

Sep 21

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: A Taste of Summer

You know it’s summer when your kitchen counters are covered with vine-ripened tomatoes freshly picked from your garden.  You’ve waited all year for this. You’ve suffered through those tasteless, insipid,…

Aug 17

Rosie Hawthorne’s Recipes: Marvelous Mahi

One of the perks of living where we do is our access to some of the best seafood in the world.  My son recently went deep-sea fishing and came back…

Jul 21

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Some cool ideas for the season

I scream. You scream. This weather screams for ice cream. And I’m here to give it to you. This might be the easiest ice cream ever. No eggs are involved. No custard. No cooking. It's just cream and milk. Sugar. Vanilla. Strawberries. And an ice cream maker.

Jun 29

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Sweet season for crabs

There’s nothing quite like a newspaper-lined table top of fresh-caught, just-steamed, Old Bay-sprinkled blue crabs, with nothing more than melted butter and some lemon juice. Except maybe crab soup. Or crab cakes.

May 27

Consider asparagus for a light and satisfying quiche

In the Spring, this not-so-young cook’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of ... asparagus. I always look forward to the first spears of asparagus in my garden and I’ve earmarked them for a light and simple, yet filling and satisfying, quiche.

Apr 29

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Got shrimp? Here’s what to do

Living where we do, we always have shrimp on hand -- usually at least 20 pounds frozen at any time, so a shrimp meal is only a thaw away. Today, I have three shrimp dishes for you with distinct flavor profiles.

Mar 24

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Chocolate loving cups

For Valentine’s Day, one can never go wrong with chocolate. I have a decadent dessert for you that gives you a double dose of chocolate -- intense bittersweet chocolate mousse in a chocolate filigreed cup.

Feb 12

Rosie’s recipes: Celebrate the versatile sweet potato

This versatile root vegetable is a fundamental southern food, finding itself on many a menu throughout the state and walking the diverse flavor profile line between sweet and savory.

Jan 26

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Say cheese for holiday entertaining

Cheese straws are part of the Southern experience. A staple in Southern entertaining, the cheese straw is mandatory at receptions, showers, and potlucks, and at Christmas time, the straw invariably…

Dec 17

Rosie’s recipes: Pavlova for Thanksgiving dessert, or anytime

After enjoying the requisite turkey and stuffing with giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, optional ham, and buttery rolls, Rosie is foregoing the pumpkin pie this year.

Nov 10