Category Archives: Snacks

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola @ Traditional-Foods.com

It’s been years since I’ve made granola, years since I’ve eaten it. Lauren’s post on granola making caught my eye because we had a gallon of oats in the pantry. When I got rained out of a morning of gardening, I knew this was the time, if the time was ever to be. Two questions…

Sweet & Savory Spiced Cashews

Sweet & Savory Spiced Cashews @ Traditional-Foods.com

This simple treat is one to serve at any celebration or to turn any given moment into a celebration. Cut the recipe in half if you do not plan to consume the cashews within the week. That’s hard to imagine! Besides making these tasty cashews available on a tray along with other party finger foods,…

Dehydrating Okra (with an Okra Snack Recipe)

Dried Okra @ Traditional-Foods.com

Are you exploring the world of dehydrated vegetables? Many gardeners are these days, including me. This is fairly new territory, but one that is expanding quickly for two reasons: (1) Health foodies are discovering the joy of seasoned veggie chips made in the oven or the dehydrator. (2) Seasoned gardeners are expanding their gardens in…

Cold Berry “Soup”

Berry Soup @ Traditional-Foods.com

When the temperatures are up and the harvest is in, we are always looking for ways to enjoy our harvest cold and this recipe is a winner. The inspiration came from Molly Katzen’s Moosewood which obviously dates me. The Moosewood books still move me to try new foods in new combinations. This soup is a…

Bite-Sized Grape “Popsicles”

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Hardly worthy of a “recipe,” did you realize that grapes freeze well and make great little bite-sized popsicles? Indeed they do. Using any sweet grape, freeze a stash for a hot day. My mom and her friend spent one legendary week painting a house in 107 degree temperatures and ate an entire case of these…

How to Make Popcorn on the Stove — Best Flavor, Best Oil

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Inspired by the news that popcorn is loaded with antioxidants and, really, inspired by popcorn itself, we have been on a quest to make exquisite popcorn. My requirements are that the popcorn taste great and that it not lead to slow death with the added ingredients or with the cooking process itself. In conducting many…

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips

A couple of years ago we found a bag of seasoned “vegetable chips” at a roadside stand and it changed the way we thought about our summer harvest. Certainly, kale chips are incredible and we make them when we can, but just like you can make chips out of any kind of green (as we…