Author Archives: Julie

Deep-Fried Okra Bites

For me, this recipe was a true¬†test of the theory that anything can be good if you deep fry it. Okra is…like, an 11 out of 10 on the gross scale. Yes, please give me a vegetable that immediately begins to form gelatinous, mucousy strands the moment it touches liquid. Sounds fantastic. Soft, mushy seeds[click for recipe and more]

Sunday Funday: The Green Tomato Bloody Mary

Sunday Funday: The Green Tomato Bloody Mary

Green tomatoes are everywhere right now. Tomato season is drawing to a close, and as it gets colder, most growers have a glut of pale green, rock hard tomatoes that just won’t ever make it to ripeness on the vine. Luckily, they don’t have to go to waste. Almost every stand at the farmer’s market[click for recipe and more]

Basil, Onion, Avocado & Tomato (BOAT) Sandwich

Basil, Onion, Avocado & Tomato (BOAT) Sandwich

This isn’t really a recipe. It’s just a sandwich, and not one of those gourmet fancy-pants overstuffed deep-fried grilled cheeses or anything else that’s particularly noteworthy. But I just realized (while staring sadly at the last of my heirloom tomatoes) that I haven’t shared this on the blog. If I don’t do it now, I’ll[click for recipe and more]

Double Butterscotch Cupcakes

Double Butterscotch Cupcakes

I saw a really amazing tweet the other day that said something like, “if you look in the mirror and say ‘pumpkin spice latte’ three times, a white girl in yoga pants will appear and tell you everything she loves about fall.” I’m going to try really hard not to be that girl. Now that[click for recipe and more]

Sunday Funday: The Plum Fantastic

Sunday Funday: The Plum Fantastic

Let’s face it. Sundays kind of suck. The entire day, from the moment you get out of bed, feels like a countdown to Monday. You probably put off doing your laundry. Maybe your bathroom needs to be cleaned. You’re definitely not making it through all of Sunday Night Football (why do they start it so[click for recipe and more]