In a much-loved episode of Reading Rainbow (now getting canceled, so sad!), LeVar Burton visits a diner and gets completely bamboozled by the colorful and confusing line cook lingo. We think of this scene almost every time we make fried eggs - but we still can't keep straight which is which!
Bannock, noun: A flat bread, popular in Canada and the northern United States, often made of oatmeal, barley flour or corn meal.
We're all about cooking and eating outdoors this month, so we perked up when we saw this rustic bread being prepared on an episode of Bobby Flay's Grill It! It was, of course, baked right on the grill.
I really love this time of the year when after a cold, quiet winter, the farmer's markets come alive with the freshest fruits and vegetables that Spring has to offer. The arrival of warm weather and colorful produce signals the beginning of a surge of activity for me; from now until the first cold nip of Fall, I keep myself busy canning and pickling all these wonderful offerings so that we can enjoy them all winter. The above photograph shows the beginning of my efforts - assorted pickled vegetables, vodka infusions, and strawberry tarragon jam. It gives me great satisfaction and pleasure to fill up my larder. What's a larder, you may ask?