Cinnamon, Clove and Nutmeg

The last weekend of the long month of September is finally here and I breathe a collective sigh of relief.

It’s a little like asking which of your children are your favorite, but if forced to swear on a stack of Gideon bibles, I would have to admit that fall is my most favorite time of the year to cook.  The pace of life slows with nature. Her colors become more vibrant as does the food she produces.  The rich orange of pumpkins, the soft yellow in the flesh of acorn squash, the ruby red skin of her apples; these … more »

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

I remember those long summer evenings working in the dusty hayfields of Oklahoma, after the sun had gone down, being guided by the headlights and cargo lights of the old Ford flatbed truck. The importance of the old saying, “make hay when the sun shines”  was ingrained in me as a teenager by the ranch foreman.  We never left anything in the field.  We took advantage of every opportunity to bring in the harvest.

September in our restaurant resembles those days.  The weather during this month changes, increasing the chance of days we can serve outdoors. We all know the … more »