One of the joys of summer, especially here in the corn belt, is the arrival of the corn truck at the local farmers’ market. Typically, I buy as many ears as I can carry, and leave the recipe inspiration for later.
Cheese, cheese and more cheese. That is what the holidays typically bring when it comes to noshing at my house. Oh…and fruitcake, and Hello Dollies. You catch my drift. Snacking is heavy business here. But sometimes enough is enough, and I crave something light, refreshing and perhaps a bit zippy.
It’s hard not to taste summertime when you bite into a tender yet crisp summer roll. The crispness comes from the vegetable filling, for these classic Vietnamese treats are not fried – rice paper skins are soaked briefly in warm water which softens the skins enough to roll them around an assortment of fresh ingredients….
“How come you don’t blog as often as you used to?” my friends ask. “Mis en place.” I reply. “It’s always about the mis en place.” Whether you are organizing the ingredients for tonight’s dinner or lining up the to-do’s for the upcoming day, it is good to have a nice mis en place at…