Texas Pesto

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. As summer wanes and fall begins my basil bushes are saying farewell. Which means I have to seize the opportunity to make and put away some pesto or be sad about the lack of basil later in the winter. Now you know I am not going to just sling together … Read moreTexas Pesto

SPICY! The Gentleman Caller’s Texas Style Giardeniera

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. For years I have wondered about giardeniera. Seen it in grocery stores in jars, purveyed in specialty stores in big buckets and such. And here’s the thing: when I finally decided to taste it after years of passing curiosity I LOVED IT. Its bright, briny bouquet and the textures of … Read moreSPICY! The Gentleman Caller’s Texas Style Giardeniera

The Gentleman’s Marmalade

  https://vimeo.com/209655506/settings/privacy Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. Ahhh, the annual tradition of harvesting the oranges and turning them into sweet, sweet marmalade. It’s become something I do every single year, and seemingly can never make enough to get the family and friends in supply until the next harvest. Now, marmalade wasn’t something I ate as … Read moreThe Gentleman’s Marmalade

The Gentleman’s (+ Momma) End of Summer Strawberry Jam (video)

Knock knock knock. Gentleman Caller. If you, dear reader, haven’t noticed how much I enjoy all things strawberry, well, you need to spend more time on this website. It’s summer’s end and not the most traditional time to put up strawberry preserves, especially given that I am presently in Texas. But momma and I discovered … Read moreThe Gentleman’s (+ Momma) End of Summer Strawberry Jam (video)

Pickled. Not me. Cucumbers.

Knock Knock Knock. Gentleman Caller. Hey, friends. It’s me, The Gentleman Caller. Welcome to my first outing. Happy Independence Day! It’s summer. It’s July. It’s hot. It’s my favorite time of year. You can wear a tank top anywhere except church. Amen to that. So I was sauntering through Manhattan’s Upper West Side last Sunday … Read morePickled. Not me. Cucumbers.