Saturday, June 05, 2010

Strawberry Jam

Make sure you wait for the local berries. Those California ones are woody with no taste.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Herb Butter

When I make herb butter I use a pound of butter to start.
I use half for garlic butter and the other half for a variety.

Garlic Butter:
4 cloves of garlic
Fresh or dry thyme 1 tbsp.
A few pieces of chives cut small
Parsley at least 1 tbsp.

My Herb Special
1 whole shallot cut small
Chives fresh cut 1 tbsp
Basil fresh 1 tbsp.
1 tsp. ground thyme
Crack some fresh pepper into mix.

Make ahead when you get butter on special.

Last in the frig after mixing or freeze for later use.

I always like to have some on hand for putting on many dishes.
Adds to the taste of meats, pasta or chicken.