Stories in Recipes

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

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’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 Hawthorne’s recipes: The pear necessities

Fall fruits are at their peak and there’s nothing better than buttery pears -- slightly floral with subtle citrus notes, delicate on your tongue, and overflowing with sweet juiciness. I have a trio of pear recipes

Oct 28

Rosie Hawthorne’s recipes: Summer’s last hurrah

In culinary terms, “a la Caprese” denotes a preparation of some of the most notable ingredients in Italian cuisine - tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil, which, not coincidentally, represent the colors of the Italian flag.

Sep 30

Rosie’s Recipes: The figalicious days of summer

July through August finds me coming up with all sorts of fig recipes to accommodate the deluge of figs from my prolific trees. I’ve made fig ice cream, fig newtons,…

Aug 23

Rosie’s recipes: Life is a bowl of cherries – Cherries Clafoutis

I always like it when whatever I’m cooking comes with a history, and the Limousin area has an interesting story to tell. One can prepare an entire meal from Limousin and its capital, Limoges.

Jul 23

Be cool as a cucumber with some smashing good salads

When the temperatures outside start rising, I start cooling off with light, bright, and refreshing salads, and nothing cools like a cucumber. A cool cucumber is the perfect foil for hot weather and hot food.

Jun 23