Spring 2017 Catalyst Cooks update

Hi Catalyst Cooks present and future,

As you can tell my primary love, as it turns out, is not blogging.  That is ok!  I’d rather be breaking in my new kitchen (check it out from start to finish on pinterest), starting my garden, or my favorite thing: teaching! 

In my cooking classes I find myself […]

Keep reading Spring 2017 Catalyst Cooks update

My Kitchen 8/22

Is it true I haven’t blogged for a month? Egads.

The Winery has been keeping me busy. I love serving wine to people. I found myself doing it last night again, with my new neighbors. I can’t stop even when I’m on my own time.

I’m still managing to do some fun meals every other […]

Keep reading My Kitchen 8/22

What’s Cooking 6/27

It’s been a week… left my computer power cord out at the winery (boo), getting ready for vacation (yay!) and as a result of both things my post will be short today.

 

I asked Neighbor Dave what he is craving, and he said “Mexican” so I decided to do a study of three Latin […]

Keep reading What’s Cooking 6/27

Summer Breeze… keeping the kitchen cool 6/13

3-cheese-ravioli

Hi everybody!

Gosh was it ever HOT this past weekend. I love spending time in the 110-year-old barn out at Parley Lake Winery, but boy did I sweat. So I was inspired to do some summer-adjusted cooking in my kitchen this week~ making things that wouldn’t require oven time and minimal stovetop time, but still […]

Keep reading Summer Breeze… keeping the kitchen cool 6/13

The Makings of a Great Pairing

mango-chutney

I’m coming down after a blissfully exhausting week, where I split my time and energy between my own kitchen and Parley Lake Winery. What fun!

By far the most popular of the food pairings was the Mango Chutney, served on a small slice of organic white cheddar cheese and paired with the Frontenac Rosso wine. […]

Keep reading The Makings of a Great Pairing

My Kitchen’s too Small! – what’s cooking 5/30/12

kitchen

This is a big week… it’s the weekend that Parley Lake Winery opens for the season!

Catalyst Cooks is making some small bites to accompany the new Parley Lake wines, for a special event we’ll be having tomorrow (Thursday 5/31).

If you’re looking for counter space, I don’t have any available. 🙂 Furthermore, being […]

Keep reading My Kitchen’s too Small! – what’s cooking 5/30/12

Rhubarb- it can be sweet, and it can be savory

rhubarb-lavender-lemon-sorbet-1

My rhubarb plant is going crazy, and it’s all I can do to use it or lose it! If you have a rhubarb plant in your backyard, you know that those large leaves are hiding a deliciously tangy stalk underneath that is the sure sign of the first harvest of spring.

Here are a couple […]

Keep reading Rhubarb- it can be sweet, and it can be savory

The week of the Salads: Catalyst Cooks’ Kitchen 5/16

sushi-bowl

Have you been too busy in the sunshine to get busy in the kitchen? I certainly felt that way this week, so when I saw a recipe flash across my Facebook timeline for Waldorf Salad, I knew I had my inspiration for this week’s meals. Cool, naturally sweet fruit combined with crunchy celery, nutty wild […]

Keep reading The week of the Salads: Catalyst Cooks’ Kitchen 5/16

Jenny’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

My pal Alice~ what a gift! She is full of great ideas and has an eye for the tantalizingly unusual that may spin off into a great new invention. She posted a pic of some rendered bacon fat for sale at a local eatery, packaged in a cute little tin- and solicited ideas on how […]

Keep reading Jenny’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s Cooking in the Catalyst Cooks Kitchen- week of 5/1

enchiladas-hot-out-of-the-oven

Hi everybody!

What a gorgeous day~ the sunshine and brightness of the new leaves and green green grass inspire me to put some creativity into my cooking.

Whenever I’m talking to people about my passion for cooking and putting some fun into the kitchen, I always ask “What are you hungry for? What are you […]

Keep reading What’s Cooking in the Catalyst Cooks Kitchen- week of 5/1