Archives for June 2013

Zucchini Bread

Today continues with The Outdoor Epicurean’s second installment in our Preservation Kitchen with the thoughts of excess zucchini in the garden. In previous posts, we covered zucchini relish, donating your bumper crop to a food bank or meals on wheels, and zucchini chips. Zucchini bread with cranberries is one of the mysteries in the bread […]

Zucchini

The Outdoor Epicurean will be starting a series on canning in the Preservation Kitchen folder. Our gardens generally produce a bumper crop of produce. One idea that I would like to share if you are in the same position as we are is to donate your excess produce to the food banks in your area […]

Zucchini Relish

Today continues with The Outdoor Epicurean’s installment on Zucchini. This Zucchini relish is sweet in taste and can be used in ham salad and egg salad as well as gracing the contents on your bun of choice. Zucchini relish make great hostess gifts and presents for a lucky someone. I place a twine around the […]

Garden Fresh Peas

There is nothing more satisfying to me than to be able to go our of my front or back door and eat from the gardens. What a treat that is. Of course, now we are feeding the rabbits and deer as well but we do plant more than we could possibly harvest because of this. […]

Maryland Crab Cakes

In the spirit of Independence Day, I am sharing with you my Maryland Crab Cake recipe. It is beyond delicious. I am a transplant to the South where we did not eat crab cakes. My southern husband says they are spot on! The Best, Always, Margaret

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

This is an easy dinner along with a nice salad. The ease of store purchased grill chicken and frozen pizza dough makes this dinner a breeze. The Best, Always, Margaret

Broccoli Salad

This could become your go-to salad because of its ease of preparation. It makes a great lunch of leftovers and is delicious.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. The Best, Always, Margaret      

Grilled Vegetable Pizza

  If I could bottle a fragrance, it would be of a grilled vegetable pizza. Seriously, this is delicious. I would probably eat it everyday. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! The best, always, Margaret

For the Love of Blackberries

I absolutely love this time of year. The gardens are beginning to supply us with delicious foods. I wanted to give you a recipe for blackberry pie but the they were all eaten before I had a chance. All the best, always, Margaret

Boat Food and Pasta Capri

Boat Food’s Outdoor Epicurean continues with a series of real crowd pleasing pasta salads. This salad can be made ahead of time and place in a cooler to take to a game, a boat or your dinner table. Pasta Capri is perfect for a warm weather night. Enjoy.

Boat Food

Boat Food is making its way ever so slowly to the printing stage. It has been 15 months since i first endeavored on this project. I need to tell, i am hooked on writing. Boat Food has been a lot of fun. My kitchen was kept up as I learned early on to clean up […]

Day Trips

The Outdoor Epicurean encourages day trips. We live in or near interesting towns and weget so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to go out and see what beauty is around us. It does not have to be expensive. It is good advise to pack a light lunch and water for the […]

Shell Pasta Salad with Scallops

This recipe continues with The Outdoor Epicurean’s goal of providing you with easy to make and delicious pasta salads that can be enjoyed at a picnic or at home during a hot summer night.  The salad can  be made in advance and transported to the picnic in a chilled wide mouth thermos. The best always, […]

Socks and Bulbs

I am finally getting around to preparing my Amaryllis from the winter holidays. While I was sorting the laundry,  The Outdoor Epicurean finds herself with a lot of mismatched socks.   An idea hit me.  Why not use the mismatched sock s to store my bulbs.  The fabric will let the bulbs get air and the […]

Can Do Spirit

I love this time of year when the strawberries are in full bloom. I remember as a child attending a strawberry festival every year with my family. We would get a string on our wrist and this would entitle us to eat as many strawberry shortcakes as we could. I thought it would be fitting […]

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

The Outdoor Epicurean has a delicious mushroom recipe that could become your go-to appetizer. You can substitute shrimp or a mild fish in place of the crab meat. Enjoy!

Boat Food Busy Days

The Outdoor Eepicurean The Outdoor Epicurean has been very busy editing the final draft of it’s cookbook. From previous posts she told us that she took the manuscript on holiday to a remote island free of distraction. Another item is was free of is internet. Alas, I retreated to our little home and finished the […]

Oriental Style Pasta Salad

      The Outdoor Epicurean thinks this could easily become one of your go to recipes.  The pasta salad is pretty as a picture and just as delicious.  It is vegetarian and is a  great picnic food or contribution to a potluck and church supper. I have taken it to work as a quick […]

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