Tag: Gardening

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 […]

FIG TARTS

Nothing says ‘hello September’ to me like FIGS! Big fat juicy figs falling off the tree, tempting all with their sweetness. How is it that nearly three generations of Americans thought figs were some dried up fruit, from a far-off land, squished inside of two pieces of dough, and called […]

ZUCCHINI BREAD

Doesn’t everyone have a favorite recipe for a Zucchini Bread? Well, here is mine. And yes, I will boast that mine is probably healthier than the recipe you’ve got tucked away somewhere. Tastier too! Rapeseed Oil, and Kefir are my two magical ingredients. Let’s chat a bit about those two. […]

MINTED PEAS

Spring Peas, their pods, and the whimsical pea tendrils always inspire me to create new recipes just so I can showcase their vibrant color, and the magical design. Minted Peas became this year’s creation, but then I couldn’t stop there… I created a yummy Spicy Shrimp Appetizer with the minted peas, […]

CHICKEN 3 WAYS

Early prep meal time is one of the most valuable usages of time. In my recipes for  “Chicken 3 Ways,” we will infuse lots of flavor into a whole chicken, and then use all the meat to create three outstanding recipes. Moroccan Chicken Roll Greek Chicken Salad Wrap Italian Chicken […]