Tag: Gardening

GARLIC

A word on garlic: When lockdown first began, like many of you, I freaked out at the thought of not being able to buy fresh produce. Garlic was a big one, for me. I like the natural juice and oils of fresh garlic in my food and not powdered garlic. […]

MENTAL THERAPY DURING LOCKDOWN

                                  Every year my grandson picks peas as the seeds he wants grandma to grow. I start the seed indoors in March. Always surprised they actually grow, I am elated to transplant them outside […]

COVID-19 HOARDER

I panicked! Ok, call me a hoarder. The thought of not having fresh, crunchy, juicy celery, freaked me out. I saw these beauties still in the produce section of a yet to be mobbed market, like the pretty girl left standing by the dance floor not being asked to dance. […]

EVERY MEAL TELLS A STORY

Stories are often shared over a good meal. The gathering place for food, family and friends is remembered through photographs and social media venues, yet the stories shared over the meal are what legacies are built on. Food and its preparation has a way of connecting us to our cultural […]

PLAY IN THE DIRT

Calling all rookie gardeners!! Not you, flower lovers, but those of us that want to eat what we might grow! Ever feel overwhelmed at the thought of planting something in your yard, pots on a deck, or try your hand at a kitchen window herb garden? Well, I did. If […]

SALMON SALAD

Salmon is my most favorite fish. It is fatty enough to have lots of flavor, dense enough not to fall apart when cooking and can be prepared a gazillion ways! Throughout the summer months I grow many veggies in my garden for a salad and so searing a lightly crusted […]

BLUEBERRY-LAVENDER POPSICLES

If you know me, you know I am a late-in-life rookie gardener. This year I wanted to try my hand at an ‘Herb de Provence’ field, in an area the deer usually beat me to. It worked! I am so excited to see and smell the intoxicating aromas of lavender, […]

STRAWBERRY SALAD

Strawberry season is finally here and I will indulge, once again, in a favorite salad that marries the beautiful sweet and savory flavors on one plate! Can you believe I planned for this way back in February, when I planted some lettuce seeds in a few indoor pots? AND THEY […]

PEA & SHRIMP WONTON CUPS

Small Plates, are my most favorite way to dine. Why? Because the options are endless and rather than make one choice for your plate, you have have lots and lots of plates to try so many yummy foods! Pea & Shrimp Wonton Cups are about the easiest and most attractive […]

PEA PESTO

Spring! Life! Green!!! Peas are one of the first seeds I plant indoors, in the dead of winter, and the first to burst with their offerings to my table in late spring. Since it is now spring, I won’t entice you with all my favorite cold weather dishes that get […]