How to Chiffonade Herbs and Vegetables

You may have seen me use the direction – “chiffonade basil”. Well, what is chiffonade? Chiffonade is a French term for a technique used in cutting leafy green herbs and vegetables into thin ribbon like strips. The result is lovely green strips you can use for garnish or in a dish you’re cooking. I thought






Potato & Corn Chowder for the Slow Cooker, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’ve finally dug myself out from underneath school, classes, finals, health crises and life in general – and just in time for my favorite time of the year. Autumn! This is the time of the year when cooking livens up and offers some of the best, healthiest and heartiest. We’ve already had our first pot






Have You Planned Your Herb Garden Yet? Highlighting Corn, Lima Bean and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Even after the last cruel spat of wickedly cold weather that crept our way after the first official day of Spring, it appears all things green and growing are determined to do their thing. And, that would be GROW! As a result my mind as turned toward thoughts of “what kind of “kitchen garden” can






Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Love that Yummy Corn and Lima Bean Salad, I wanted to share this recipe again, especially now that spring is here and I can share a picture. It’s become such a favorite at my house. Everyone who tries it usually wants the recipe and goes on to make it and receives rave reviews of their






Beer Baked Northern Beans with Rosemary, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Beer Baked Northern Beans with Rosemary By Beverly Hicks Burch For my birthday this year Tall & Handsome presented me with one of my all time favorite presents…the ColorNook from Barnes and Noble. I think the gift had a subtle double edge, back-saving, space-saving all around “let’s make life a little easier” purpose behind it,






Cheese Tortellini with Corn and Tomatoes – Bev Style, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cheese Tortellini with Corn and Tomatoes – Bev Style By Beverly Hicks Burch I’ve been a fan of Taste of Home for years. The other day I came upon a one of their recipes that looked tailored for me and this time of the year. As a matter of fact it reminded me of the






Fusilli with Corn, Roasted Bell Pepper and Basil, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Fusilli with Corn, Roasted Bell Pepper and Basil By Beverly Hicks Burch This is a little pasta dish I came up using some of my favorite ingredients. Yesterday I stepped out on the deck and snipped some fresh basil. I used three different varieties including Cinnamon-Basil which is a red-green bail and lends a great