Watermelon reduced balsamic and smoked salt

Every once in a while I liked to put together a real simple, three-ingredient recipe. This one is all about those three simple ingredients: watermelon, reduced balsamic vinegar, and smoked salt. My favorite part about making this recipe is that I make both the reduced balsamic and smoked salt from scratch! But if you are [...]

Roasted Tomatoes and Cheesy Eggplant

August seemed to sneak up on me because our garden is now completely overrun with ripe and juicy tomatoes. We have spent the past few weeks here at Peppered Salt HQ cooking down tomatoes into sauce to freeze for the fall, slicing some thin to top our pizzas or mix into pasta, and eating our [...]

Poached Peaches 2-2

Here in Maryland our peaches are at their peak as August begins and our small household is up to its ears in the delicious, juicy fruit. If your CSA box is full of peaches or you stocked up at your local farm stand, why not try something a little different. These bourbon and rosemary poached [...]

Scallops and Pearls

Most newly married couples choose to spend their honeymoons relaxing on a tropical island, puttering around charming European towns, or exchanging newlywed bliss locked in a cabin on their Virgin Island cruise. But I suppose my wife and I are not like most people. We chose to forgo an immensely deserved jaunt in Hawaii or [...]