Spring has Sprung

This year I am starting an herb garden, which is a project that I have been wanting to work on for a long time now. My idea is to grow the herbs out of mason jars so that they are both decorative and mobile.  For this project I have chosen to work with basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme.  This method could also be adapted …

B is for Blueberry Scones

Last week I found a blogger who was making quite a few different recipes with freshly picked blueberries Including an especially delicious looking Blueberry Jam. This got me wanting to make something with the last of my berries. This recipe For blueberry scones  is a bit unusual, but it has been my go to recipe for years now. Freezing the berries prevents …

Titles Topics and Tag-lines

Today I am working on creating a tagline for TheHighlandChef. I have been putting this off mostly because I don’t like the way text looks over my current header image.  Eventually I want to make a Header image with my title and tagline as part of the picture so that I can have more control over how my site looks.  For right now …

New Horizons

This is it! Greetings fellow class members of August ’15!  Im really exited to meet with you and to see your sites. Im sure we have a lot to learn from one another. I ran a blog last year on wordpress.com but eventually let it fizzle out due to having a busy work and personal life.  After a year of dormancy I returned to …

Chicken Quesadilla

I had some chicken left over at the house from a cookout this weekend.  It wasn’t really enough for a meal in itself but it was enough for a filling of some kind.  I thought about making a chicken noodle soup or a chicken caesar but eventually decided on a nice quesadilla.   I love quesadillas because they are so flexible. They …

A is for Avocado Turkey Club

Alphabet Soup This is a new series that I am starting where I will blog through the alphabet from A to Z. Each week or so I will be posting to the next letter with a featured ingredient, recipe or another food related post. Check the Alphabet Soup tag in the sidebar to see the full list of posts.

Creamy Corn Chowder

This recipe uses fresh sweet corn  from Gove’s Farm in leominster. This corn is a hidden gem that is a favorite of locals every year.  I thought this would be a perfect time to make my first soup for the blog with the rainy weekend on the horizon. There really is nothing like a nice thick stick to your ribs soup …

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Today I am using the eggplant that I found at the farmers market in Westminster earlier this week.  For this recipe I wanted to go in a different direction than a traditional parm while still sticking loosely to the same theme.  I’m not really sure if this is more of an eggplant parm or a lasagna, but it is delicious. Because these eggplant …

Farmer’s Market

Living Local I have recently heard of the Westminster Farmer’s Market.  This Friday I decided to check it out for the first time.  For such a small community I was surprised to see just how many farms were represented.  I would highly recommend anyone who has never been to a farmers market to check one out.  It is amazing to see the …

Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Reduction

Fillet Mignon, Beef Tenderloin, Wellington, no matter how you cut it this is one of the highest quality cuts of meat available today in any restaurant.  Though personal tastes may very on what the “best” cut of meat is, tenderloin easily earns itself a spot on many menus around the world.  The thing that sets beef tenderloin apart from the other …