Herbal dressings are real winners
Local violin teacher Cynthia Swiss decided to sell her fat-free herbal dressings and marinades when they won grand championship and first-place awards at the Anne Arundel County Fair. She's marketed two under the name Falls Farms: white wine and basil, and ginger and lemon herb.
For $5.50 a bottle, you get lots of flavor and only 15 calories a serving. Swiss' dressings can be found at the Coffee Mill in Baltimore, the Hidden Garden in Arbutus and the Horizon Nursery in Freeland.
Roasted Rosemary Pecans
Stash these aromatic nuts away for unexpected guests.
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
2 cups pecan halves
Warm the oil, mix with the seasonings. Toss with pecans, bake 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated 325-degree oven. Stir once or twice. Reheat before serving.
Adapted from a Sutton Place Gourmet recipe
Correct Thai kit number
In last week's item on the Thai cooking kit, the phone number for the Wooden Spoon was incorrect. It should have been 860-664-6000. My apologies.
Pub Date: 2/25/98