Pan Plano AKA Dutch Babies – Part II

I started this topic last week with the basic Dutch Baby, or Pan Plano recipe. Now we are going to look at some refinements and embellishments that can be done when not squatting around a campfire. A Short Philosophy of Food Before we cook, let us ponder for a moment the role of meals and food in our lives. Is food simply something to stuff down our gullets so we can continue to play video games or be otherwise entertained by television? Or is a meal and food something to […]

Dutch Baby Delight – Part I

You can serve Dutch Babies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Depends on how you make them and serve them. Their very versatility makes this a recipe that is hard to categorize. Fair warning – this will be a two part post – with the basic recipe today. Dutch Babies in the Southwest are “Flat Bread” We start with the the reason I share this with you today – one form of “dutch babies” has a long tradition in the Southwest. Carlos, a well-seasoned ranch hand I met while camping […]

Not All Sage Is

With apologies to English teachers everywhere, I hope I caught your attention with the title. I used it to call attention to the fact that while many plants are called “sage,” only some of them should be used for food or culinary purposes. What is in a Name? The culinary sage you purchase in the store is Salvia officinalis. The name “officinalis” means that it was once considered the medicinal sage, not the “official” sage. The word officinalis is Latin for “of or belonging to an officina.” An officina was […]

Rebuilding This Site

We are in the process of rebuilding after hackers destroyed all our work.  They got in, possibly looking for money, and when they couldn’t find any, they burned the house to the ground. Rebuilding Takes Time Please bear with us as we rebuild and work in two directions at once – put the old recipes and articles, and Savor Safely information back up, PLUS write and post new material each week!  This will take some time – over 60 articles, plus pictures!  All the pictures are gone too of course. […]

Savor These Two Books

These two books are have links to the Southwest, and both will provide feast for you – one for the eyes and spirit, one for the tummies of you and any kids in your life. If you can find these locally, that would be grand. Sixty-five percent of every dollar spent locally stays in the local economy rather than going to some mega-corp in a galaxy far far away. To find a local bookstore near you use, use the “Indie Bookstore Finder (.org!)” website. Feast Your Eyes For a bit […]

Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are about ready to harvest right now in Southwest gardens.  Rather than boil them and lose a lot of flavor – roasting them seals in an added layer of flavor! Roasted Artichokes serves 2 or 4 – depending 3 fresh artichokes 2 large fresh lemons 2 tablespoons olive oil fresh herbs chopped fine – fresh if possible, use half as much dried. rosemary, thyme, oregano, and a bit of sage coarse or Himalayan sea salt ¼ teaspoon dried peppergrass seed or freshly-cracked black pepper Preheat oven to 400°F   […]