TIP OF THE DAY: Make Gourmet Lemonade

We recently purchased a bargain-size package of culinary lavender on Amazon.com. Our intent was to make lavender tea,* which we consume by the potfull. When a very large pouch of lavender arrived, we had to figure out what to do with all of it. We didn’t want to go the high-calorie dessert route—lavender pound cake,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Make Gourmet Lemonade”

PRODUCT: Benne Wafers (Cookies)

Benne wafers are small brown-sugar cookies seasoned with sesame seeds. They’ve been popular in the South since the 18th century. How did sesame, which many Americans associate with Asian cuisine, end up in the American South? Before we get to the cookies, here’s: A HISTORY OF SESAME The plant, Sesamum indicum grows wild in Africa;… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Benne Wafers (Cookies)”