Lunch Box Blues

The Outdoor Epicurean knows it is difficult to remain enthusiastic when it comes to take from home lunches or an office lunch.  As a former teacher, I would bring the leftover dinner from the night before and heat it in the teacher’s lounge.  Most students do not have this option. While we make our children’s […]

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, […]

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 […]

Special Outings

My eldest daughter and I finally had a day to ourselves. It is a cherished time even though she lives and hour away. We are generally entertaining the grandchildren at the same time. In depth adult conversation is limited. We ventured into town and checked out the new restaurants that had recently opened in downtown. […]

The Season of Promise

A slow and steady rain has soaked the earth of our farm with promise. We planted our first rows of peas on Saint Patrick’s Day. They are sprouts. The sprouts are symbolic of relationships. Similar to a plant, they need attention. In our everyday, hectic lives, it is easy to lose focus on what is […]

Vegetable Soup

The days of spring can be chilly when Mother Nature wants to remind us that she is not quite ready to let us bask in warm sunshine quite yet. For these types of day, I recommend a bowl of hot vegetable soup. This is something that warms the inside of your tummy and heart. Of […]

Herbal Blends to Replace Salt

I am constantly coming up with ways to avoid salt from my family’s diet.  Finding inventive ideas for a healthier lifestyle does not have to cost you a lot of money at fancy health food markets. You can sprinkle these herbal blends on chicken, fish, pork or beef.  I have added the Italian blend to […]

Party Prep Tip

When you need extra ice cubes for a party, I use a muffin tin.  The mini muffin tins work best.  The cups are solid so they will last longer in the glass.

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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