“This week we’re at the lake and this is one of my favorite recipes to make while we’re here. These shrimp tacos are always a hit with my family and friends. I hope you enjoy them too!”
“One breath of fresh air in the culinary doldrums is using fresh herbs: they provide a punch of flavor to bring a dish up a level, adding dimension and complexity. The chemical compounds concentrated in the leaves and stems of herbs give zest and contrast when added to a meal.”
“As I stated last week, I have been very intentional about diversifying my Instagram feed over the last two weeks. It can be difficult to find diversity in the foodie, food blogger, and homemaker circles on social media, but that’s what we have hashtags for! This week, I would like to share some of my favorite Instagram accounts that are run by Black women.”
“Preparing food, to me, is one way that I care for myself: I love the creativity of transforming fresh produce into a delicious meal, as if I were creating a mixed-media art piece. It’s a way of accomplishing one small thing that nourishes and re-energizes me. It’s a way of absorbing and honoring the energy that farmers, farm workers, and gardeners (including myself) have put into growing the food I’m putting into my body.”
“I feel like zucchini is one of those things that everybody ends up having way too much of by the end of the summer, especially if you have a garden at home. If you’re growing zucchini this year, you will want to hold on to this recipe for later. You’re welcome.” — Haley Hogoboom, “Haley Homemaker: Zucchini Brownies”
“I don’t deny that rhubarb can be an acquired taste, but I’m glad my palate shifted. I came to realize that a little sweetener takes the edge off, but it doesn’t need to be doused to be edible. In fact, I think masking rhubarb’s flavor is an unfortunate habit of the dessert-making world and doesn’t do service to its finer qualities. A bit of pucker-iness gives nuance, interest, and dimension.”
Summer holidays are when we start breaking out those summer pasta salads, and I’m here for that. This simple pasta salad will be a great companion to all the yummy food you will soon be throwing on the grill.
“This recipe will be great for your next Netflix binge. These are an old favorite for us; a major upgrade to the frozen pizza roll. It also has garlic-butter, which—if we’re being honest—is the key to any good snack. This recipe will make approximately 24 puffs.”
Ah, asparagus: the herald of warmer weather to come, the great divider of households, the aroma of springtime bathrooms everywhere.
Hi there, I’m Haley Hogoboom and I’m going to be your weekly read on The Watershed Voice on the art of making your home or as some might call it, homemaking.