Nature as Design

As I was preparing for an outdoor dinner party, I swept the front porch. Coffee, our 14 year chocolate lab, resides there most of the time. She loves to greet anyone who comes by. Even the postman brings her treats. I noticed this spider web on the posts by the front steps. My first inclination […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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

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 […]

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 […]

Burgers stuffed with Blue Cheese

This should become your go-to recipe for delicious burgers.  You can vary the cheese you.  I like it because it keeps the cheese from falling out of the rill when you first take a bite. Top the burger with your choice of condiments.   Enjoy!  

What do you think we eat?

We have all heard the expression “You are what you eat.” For a person who painstakingly packs the lunchbox of their child, we know that we will never find out if your healthy lunch was traded for a bag of chips and a candy bar. That is unless you volunteer for lunch duty every day. […]

Getting a Signal from The Outdoor Epicurean

Margaret The Outdoor Epicurean has taken a retreat to finish the editing of Boat Food, The Cookbook for Boaters. I left the everyday scene of family, pets and routines. Captain Rick and I ventured to an island off the coast of Maryland where wild houses run and the ocean waves are hypnotic. The abode is […]

Lunchtime Dip It!

This is a continuation of a theme I started, Lunch Box ideas. Here is a creative way to get your child to eat vegetables.  It is salt free and can be fat-free depending on the cottage cheese used.  Send your child to school with a bag of their favorite vegetables and they are good to […]

Remember When

I can remember the time before computers. Yes, I am that old but I do not act it! I amazed how technology has taken over our lives. I truly do not know anyone who does not have at least one computer in their home. I have to laugh at my Captain. He is retired from […]

Brilliant!

This is a fresh and delicious salad that can be made in minutes.  It make a welcoming statement at any party or in a lunch box.  Simply brilliant!

Tomato and Basil Linguine

This delicious sauce makes meal time a snap to prepare but tastes like you took a long time to prepare. Enjoy!

Authentic Pizza Dough

Welcome back to The Outdoor Epicurean.  Today, I have enclosed my favorite recipe for pizza that is a snap to make.  Pizza dough [insert media clip ] Authentic Pizza Dough Recipe Type: Main Courses Cuisine: Italian Author: The Outdoor Epicurean Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 4 The pizza dough can rest […]

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