I am 2 weeks into working as the Orange County Fair Chef, and I'm knee deep in pies, fried foods, cookies, cakes, and crazy contests...  Today is $2.00 tastings of fair food, good thing I went to the gym this morning... This is a recipe I shared from last summer- enjoy! Corn is one of those non-threatening vegetables that plays nicely with everyone... even kids will eat […] Read More

The most important thing I decided after Campblogaway was ... wait for it... really, it's a good one ...  here it is:I'm not going to take my blog so seriously.  My life is too stressful on it's own to let this creative place turn into another "have-to" kinda thing.  The bottom line is I love food,  you too, right?  So let's agree to keep this place […] Read More

Pondering a perfect pork chop.  To brine or not to brine?  The answer is simple... yes. The better question is why wouldn't you brine? And lastly the question that many of you are asking, "Huh? what's a brine, and why should I use one...and on what?".  In the most basic form a brine is wet marinade used on meat, pork, and poultry.  Why would you […] Read More

"Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are" ~  I recently stumbled onto "Summer Fest", a group of bloggers who are cooking up and chatting about summer vegetables.  I'm always looking for some new inspiration to get my creative juices flowing- so of course I'm in.  Who wouldn't want to talk about zucchini, corn, and tomatoes? I mean, come […] Read More