August 2012

Garden Finds…. I See Broccoli.

by zesty on August 31, 2012 · 0 comments

Happy Friday! Checked the garden last night and look what we found….. a ton of grape tomatoes, some cucumber, lots of new carrots but look.  My first ever head of broccoli. How exciting is that?  I know not everyone gets excited over broccoli but it is so versatile.     Check out below some ways [...]


Sour Dough Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

by zesty on August 29, 2012 · 4 comments

I did it again.  I had too.  You have to make this bread.  Second time for me and results….. still amazing! Read below you will get the idea. Every now and again you find amazing things on the internet.  The item below I consider to be one of those items.  In surfing around for breakfast [...]


Am Amazing BLT Sandwich

by zesty on August 27, 2012 · 3 comments

Greetings on this fine Monday morning!  I tossed and turned all night wondering what to share with you today and I finally came to terms with this:  A BLT.  Not just a regular BLT i might add.  This is as close to a local BLT as you can well imagine. Bacon from the local Riverside [...]


Corn on the Cob… Remixed

by zesty on August 24, 2012 · 1 comment

First of, my apologies for a slight disappearing act this week. It was unintentional. There was a little mix up in Cooking land and the days of the week but we got everything straightened out.  Whoo Hooo. So it’s August.  That means fresh corn on the cob season.  That means Cooking gets excited.  Seriously – [...]

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Make Your Own Whole Wheat Pizza

by zesty on August 21, 2012 · 49 comments

Ever feel like Pizza but do not want to leave the house or order delivery?  It happens to me the odd time.  There are not a lot of great pizza joints around here other than  – what I call the prefab chain pizza stores that really don’t taste the best. Every time I travel or [...]


A Cut Above: Choosing the Right Knife

by zesty on August 16, 2012 · 19 comments


Well the end of the week is here and what a week it was.  Lets end the week with an educational post to take you through the weekend.  I get a lot of questions about what knife to use when you are chopping versus what knife to use to slice bread etc. This post will [...]


Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable.  PBS  is hosting a Cook for Julia campaign as a way to celebrate her 100th birthday. I was approached but Matt over at PBS to see [...]


8 Essential Pantry Items for Baking

by zesty on August 13, 2012 · 20 comments

Happy Monday!! We are driving back this morning from a family trip to Hakifax but I know when I get home, I have a couple of cookie orders to create for Cooking junior.  So for that I give to you:  “Zesty’s Top 8 Essential Baking Ingredients” Here is a list of necessities I put together [...]


Homemade Bubbly Beer Bread

by zesty on August 10, 2012 · 62 comments

I gave this another go! Equally as dense and equally as good. Adjusted the beer this time to a darker beer.  Definitely gave it a bit deeper flavor. Yes you read the title right, Cooking made beer bread!  I had a few requests for this recipe so I thought that I would share it with [...]


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