Laundry Solutions Simplified

I live in a very rural area where we are on a well and septic system. I am a city girl, New Jersey, to be exact, and we were on city water and sewer. I never realized the difficulty, until recently, did not realize how well water can wreak havoc on our clothes. When we […]

Watermelon

A true sign of summer is watermelon. The cool and refreshing sweetness is something I look forward to each year. To extend the season of freshness, I have taken to freezing diced watermelon and placing the cubes in freezer bags. So, my experiment continues. I have used the frozen watermelon in place of ice cubes. […]

Tulips in Winter

I remember growing up of a commercial for a bath product whose byline was ” Calgon take me away”. Life does present us with moments in our everyday lives where a phrase similar to this one is used more than once. So how do we cope with hectic lives? Being in the moment is one […]

Green Beans 101

I awoke with Captain Rick for his fishing charter. He leaves before the sun rises so I took the opportunity to pick our two rows of green beans in the coolness of the morning. I had some interesting company while I was out in the field. A young doe was not the least bit flustered […]

Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce

I was going to make the traditional dipping sauce for our fried fish last night.  Then I got to thinking what if……………  the what if turned out to be a combination of flavors which, as Captain Rick stated “The sauce knocked my socks off.” translation….. he liked it.) I hope you do as well.  Please […]

Braised Short Ribs

While having lunch with a girlfriend, I decided to bring my husband a sandwich from the restaurant. Captain Rick had been working on the boat all day and I was certain that a sandwich would bring a smile to his face. My husband is a man’s man,a charter boat Captain who does not eat sprouts […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Dinner Pasta Salad

The Outdoor Epicurean is beginning a series of pasta salad recipes that will make you life a lot easier. The beautiful of pasta salad is that it can be made and advance. If the recipe calls for fresh ingredients, they can be added at the last minute. Pasta salad can be beautiful as well as […]

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