Category: Ingredients

Look what $24 buys at the Farmer’s Market.

Posted on August 27th, by beckie

Organic Vegetables from the Farmer's Market - Eat Simple Food

I hear quite a bit about how expensive it is to eat real ingredients/food, and I just don’t “buy” it.  Here’s what I got from our Charleston Farmer’s Market last Saturday for $24.  Also – these vegetables were ~90% certified Read More...

Grilling Vegetables

Posted on July 31st, by beckie

Grilling Veggies

So easy.  Heat the cleaned grill to medium high (~400F). Oil the grates.  Toss the veggies in some oil and season with sea salt, pepper, and favorite spices or vinegars.  Skewer little veggies (stainless steel or soak bamboo Read More...

Goin’ Bananas…

Posted on July 19th, by beckie


Lots of rain here in the low country – over 15″ above normal.  While this is bad for most crops, it has allowed the banana trees in our Charleston back yard to produce fruit!  They start out in a Read More...

Picnic on the Piazza

Posted on June 26th, by beckie

Picnic on the Piazza - Eat Simple Food

Picnic on the Piazza (or patio, deck, lanai, veranda, porch)

1 out of 8 people in the world are hungry.  We feel lucky to not be hungry and try not to waste food.  Here’s a look at a piazza Read More...

Tomatoes and Thyme

Posted on June 7th, by beckie

Tomatoes & Thyme Still Life - Eat Simple Food

Container cherry tomatoes & thyme from the garden.

Kitchen tip: Fresh thyme leaves are sometimes difficult to get off the stem.  Place thyme in the freezer for a couple minutes to make it easier and then pull the leaves gently Read More...

Steamed Artichoke

Posted on June 6th, by beckie

Steamed Artichoke w/ Lemon Garlic Butter - Eat Simple Food

Steamed Artichoke w/ Lemon Garlic Butter – Serves 6 as an appetizer

I love artichokes.  My man does not.  I will steam an artichoke when he’s out of town, douse it with garlic lemon butter, and eat it for dinner. Read More...

Mise en Place – Minced Garlic

Posted on June 3rd, by beckie

Minced Garlic Mise en Place - Eat Simple Food

Mise en Place – Everything in it’s Place – minced garlic

Kitchen tip – making dinner easier is simple.  We eat a lot of garlic.  I mince one head of garlic and dice one onion every Monday.  These are our Read More...

Cooking Tip – Making Fresh Whipped Cream

Posted on October 12th, by beckie

Fresh Whipped Cream and Strawberries - Eat Simple Food

Cooking Tip – Making Fresh Whipped Cream – Serves 8-10

You will never go back to the grocery store for whipped cream or cool whip once you’ve made your own. You can spice it up or sweeten it up (Sugar, Read More...

Cooking Tips – Cooking Dry Beans

Posted on October 9th, by beckie

Cooking Dry Beans - Eat Simple Food

Cooking Tip – Cooking Dry Beans

Dry beans are affordable, yummy, filling, and one of my favorite things to eat.  It’s always smart to have some canned beans in the pantry, but cooking beans from scratch is easy – it Read More...

Mise en Place = Everything in it’s place.

Posted on October 1st, by beckie

Ingredients: Mise en Place - Eat Simple Food

Mise en Place = a French word for “everything in it’s place”

Getting ready for a recipe is the most important step in being efficient in the kitchen.  Think about the amount of dishes you cut down on if you Read More...