Summer Recipes

Four Sauerkrauts

Four Sauerkrauts

When I was a girl, my mom and I would make regular road trips down to Washington state to visit my grandparents. I remember in particular that my grandparents loved sauerkraut. I couldn’t wrap my head around it – how could rotting cabbage be anything […]

Preserving Summer

Preserving Summer

Today is the first day that feels like fall. It’s a cool, misty, sweater-wearing, tea-sipping, stew-eating, book-cracking, back-to-school kind of morning. It’s also the season of preserving: fermenting, freezing, and seed-drying. Not to forget eating too! I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately […]

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

My Favorite Thai Basil Stir Fry

This Thai basil stir fry is soooo good! It’s basically the reason I grow so much of it in my garden (in addition to my weeknight staple Thai Basil Salmon Patties recipe). This stir fry so easy to adapt to various types of meat and […]

Summer Harvest Pasta Primavera

Summer Harvest Pasta Primavera

Oooo baby summer is here! Like, major summer. 30+ degree summer. Yikes. I’m away from home for a week or so and I’m a little worried about what I may come back to when I return home. I’m fully expecting monster zucchini and a plethora […]

Minty Grilled Vegetables

Minty Grilled Vegetables

The zucchinis are coming, the zucchinis are coming! It’s the time of year when the continuous supply of fresh garden zucchini is here. That means it’s time to start blogging the zucchini recipes, because, as anyone who has ever planted zucchini knows, you need a […]

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles (diabetes friendly!)

My son loooves to make waffles.  I’m not sure if it’s the mixing of the batter, the waffle maker, or the eating of the waffles themselves that he likes best.  In any case, we make these whole wheat applesauce waffles about once per week. When […]

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Coffee, Croissants, and Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season continues and this year is a good one. After a bit of a critter scare, the season picked up and I’ve started to reap the benefits of the year’s strawberry crop. In my last post I wrote about some scrumptious strawberry ice cream […]

Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream (oh yes, I did!)

Garden Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream (oh yes, I did!)

Today’s to-do list: Take kids to the park. Do some laundry. Eat strawberry ice cream so you can take a picture and blog about it. Done, done, and done. Tough work, but someone’s got to do it (I will not go into the battle that […]

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

Thai Basil Salmon Patties

I mentioned my Spring 2017 Garden post how much I love Thai basil and that I was excited to share some recipes using it.  This will be the first of several.  The Thai basil in my garden currently looks like this: So, suffice it so say, […]

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

Oregano Pesto with Walnuts

I love a good traditional basil and pine nut pesto as much as anyone, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: pesto can be made with almost any herb and nut (or seed) combination. I have a lot of oregano in […]