Recipes

Sushi at home

Sushi to Your Taste: Explore the Different Varieties, Styles Possible

Photos by L.G. Patterson I recently had the pleasure of cooking with Jina Yoo. If you have been around Columbia and are a lover of sushi, you have probably been to her namesake restaurant, Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro, or her second Columbia restaurant, Le Bao Asian Eatery, featuring steam buns and ramen. Maybe you’ve tried […]

Sweet & Savory Snack Mixes Make the Perfect Holiday Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson Christmas. I have what can only be described as a bittersweet relationship with Christmas. I LOVE the reason, decorations, traditions and, of course, food! However, I, like so many others, tend to get overwhelmed and overbooked during this time of the year. Often, I find myself thinking, “I just want to […]

Football Fare: Try These Satisfying Sliders For Your Next Tailgate

I ‘m not what you would call a rabid sports fan. But my husband, being a sportscaster when we got married, is one and we’ve raised three sons who are committed. I also have brothers and friends who are pretty hard core, so I’ve seen my share of football, baseball and basketball games. And while […]

Chef Brook Harlan's shrimp toast

An Addictive Treat: Try the Crunchy, Creamy Shrimp Toast

Photos by L.G. Patterson In the early 2000s, I had a friend who worked at a restaurant in New York City. The first time I went to this Chinese/French fusion restaurant, they said, “Make sure you get the shrimp toast.” Being a Midwest boy in New York, I was expecting some type of cooked shrimp on […]

Holistic cold & flu remedy supplies

Holistic Cold Remedies, Foods to Boost the Immune System

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the colder season approaching, it is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with all the supplies needed for holistic cold and flu remedies. It’s also just as important to incorporate immune-boosting foods into your diet to be as preventative as possible. From bone broth to essential oils to […]

Maria Seiffert and the Bee's Knees

Enjoy A Homegrown Twist To A Classic Cocktail

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Bee’s Knees is a cocktail that’s special to me right now because it uses hyper local ingredients and embodies what we are trying to do at Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar with the bar program. We think it is important to honor the classics while innovating and experimenting with new […]

Steak on the grill

Bring Your Next Steak to the Next Level With This Magnificent Marinade

Photos by L.G. Patterson Being born and raised on a cattle farm, some of my fondest memories are of riding in the truck with my dad, checking fences, water and cattle. My family still owns the same cattle operation, and we still produce some of the best meat anywhere. I’m literally all about beef. And cooking […]

Brook Harlan shows his muffuletta

Craving a New Orleans Specialty

Photos by L.G. Patterson If you take a trip to New Orleans, the muffuletta from Central Grocery is a must have. And, after you’ve had one, it apparently becomes a craving that you just have sometimes. I have some friends who were having a baby and, as they went into labor, the muffuletta craving hit. […]

Use Green Chartreuse to Craft a Temptingly Tart Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson When it came to green chartreuse, I absolutely hated it when I first started working at Günter Hans. The flavors were all wrong and unfamiliar to my whiskey and beer-loving self. If I were to drink a cocktail, it would have only been an old-fashioned or a whiskey sour. Then, one […]

Terri Stanley and Sara Fougere

A PTA Pleaser: Shrimp and Pasta Salad Recipe Sure to Delight

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few years ago, at a PTA salad luncheon, someone brought the most wonderful shrimp and pasta salad. It was all the things: crunchy, creamy and full of shrimp and vegetables. I found myself going back for a second helping and doing what caterers do, breaking down the recipe in my […]

Lemon chess bread pudding

Lemon Chess Bread Pudding Signals Change

Photos by L.G. Patterson I’m going to admit something to you. I’m not a huge fan of change. I buy the same kind of shoes all the time, and I’m known to be very brand loyal in a grocery store. My ice cream order is pretty much set in stone. An oaky chardonnay and I’m […]

The Unique and Rich Experience of Hamilton’s Envy

Photos by L.G. Patterson A love story dedicated to the bitter and strong flavors of Jamaican pimento dram, this allspice and pepper-forward drink can be best enjoyed year-round, as the balanced and intricate flavors make it perfect for any occasion.  A moderate citrus tang with smoked Demerara syrup combine to satisfy your palette, while the romantic […]

Feed the Whole Family with This Easy Egg Bake

It probably won’t come as a surprise to find that I generally cook for all of my family’s holidays and gatherings. I absolutely love it and work hard to make sure everyone has something they crave on the table.  But still.  You cooks out there are shaking your heads because you know.  It’s a lot […]

Spring Rolls Combine Colors, Flavors of Season

When I think of spring dishes, I think of bright beautiful colors and flavors. One of my favorite spring meals to make for my family, friends and Nourish Café customers is spring rolls. I think of spring rolls as mini salad burritos, and I tell everyone that! They are so versatile too, for those picky […]

Seasonal Starter

  Looking to impress guests this holiday season? This cheery cheese ball's the perfect way.  Family and friends will pine for it afterward, for sure!

Warm and Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Old Weinsburg is a rich, stirred boozy cocktail with lots of complex sweet, spicy layers and just a hint of smokiness. It’s perfect for sipping on a chilly fall/winter evening. This drink is a fun variation on one of the most popular cocktails at Cherry Street Cellar: The Old Fashioned. […]

Seasonal Soups

In my family you either love or you tolerate soup season. My chicken noodle soup is my 5-year-old daughter’s favorite meal year-round, but my husband cannot stand too many days in a row that we have soup for dinner. I love that my three daughters enjoy soups because they are one of the easiest ways […]

Brook Harlan's Curry

Curry Up And Enjoy

Curry is not a single flavor, nor is it a single ingredient (powder, paste or leaves). Indian curry can be any sauce with spice. Each region, state and family has a different curry. Some things may be curries and you don’t even know it. It is not always in the name — Vindaloo, Korma, Butter […]

Better Late Than Never

Nothing to Shrub At

I crafted this cocktail to be the perfect balance of sweet, tart and warm as a perfect intro-to-fall drink. It combines the sweetness of Demerara syrup countered by the tart bite of muddled lemon and blackberries and our house-made basil-pear shrub, while our choice bourbon warms the soul. The name is half a tribute to […]

Autumn Apple

With the fall season approaching, I thought what could be a better cocktail than one that includes traditional fall flavors? This is where the Autumn Apple comes into play.