Farmer’s Market Farro Salad

The traditional grain of the Mediterranean, farro is a hearty grain that was a mainstay of the daily diet in ancient Rome. Its nutty flavor and chewy texture works perfectly in our Farmer’s Market Farro Salad that gets a delightful hint of sweetness from strawberries.

Have you tried farro? In a world of quinoa this and quinoa that, I thought it was time to shine a little light on one of my favorite grains. Farro. Farro is an ancient grain that has been around for centuries and has even been found in … [Read more...]

Sweet Cherry Crisp with Almond-Crumb Topping

This irresistible and versatile dessert can be madein advance and baked in the oven or on the grill just before serving. Oats and nuts add texture and crunch complimenting the juicy fruit filling. Cast iron cooking at its finest!

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer so why not take your grill out for one last whirl?  Would you believe me if I told you that you don't even have to turn on the oven to make this Fresh Sweet Cherry Crisp with Almond-Crumb Topping?  … [Read more...]

Summer Orzo Salad with Fire Roasted Corn & Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

Tender al dente orzo pasta with an addictive lemony vinaigrette makes for a scrumptious summer salad. The perfect make ahead dish for picnics or potlucks. Summer Orzo Salad with Fire Roasted Corn & Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette |

Summer's sultry heat is here to stay awhile and that means one thing:  Gardens and farm stands everywhere are bursting at the seams with fresh fruits and vegetables.  If you have a garden, even a small one, chances are you have more than you need … [Read more...]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

Better than coffee shop muffins hot out of the oven in less than 30 minutes? Sign me up! Trade the butter for olive oil to elevate the taste and create a super moist texture.

It's blueberry season here at Kraemer House and, after several years of nurturing the fickle bushes, I'm happy to report that they are looking great and producing nicely.  I've loved blueberries long before they became so popular.  I'm old so that's … [Read more...]

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Summer, 2015

Early Summer photographic highlights of this delightful backyard garden.

Blink and you miss it. Subtle changes in the garden occur throughout the day and I often find myself watching nature's showstopping display while accomplishing nothing.  I know this time is fleeting and I want to soak it all in.  It's ridiculously … [Read more...]