Veggie Salad with Berbere

There’s an Ethiopian restaruant in Denver that we go to every summer when we’re there visiting the nieces.   It’s kind of in a sketchy part of town.  It’s in a seen-better-days strip mall.  The sign out front has faded to oblivion.  It takes almost an hour to get your food (definitely made from scratch). . . . → Read More: Veggie Salad with Berbere

Garden Update

Check out our tomatoes, peppers, citrus, basil and other flowering things in our gardens. . . . → Read More: Garden Update

Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Got jalapenos? Then you have got to make some Beer-Pickles as soon as you are able! . . . → Read More: Beer-Pickled Jalapeños

Sweet and Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce

I recently harvested about 2 1/2 gallons of garlic. I am sharing my new favorite garlic recipe today along with some old favorites like garlic confit and roasted garlic soup to name a few. . . . → Read More: Sweet and Spicy Thai Dipping Sauce

Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

I knew from the get-go that my Salad-a-Day theme for the Summer of 2016 would not be a daily occurrence but I really thought I would do better. Finally, I am posting another salad today. . . . → Read More: Chickpea, Artichoke, & Tomato Salad with Feta

Garlic Scapes and Kale

Nope, I’m not posting a salad recipe today either but this leafy green veggie dish is 100% locally grown in our own garden and yard. (And, it is delicious!) . . . → Read More: Garlic Scapes and Kale

Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

Although technically not a salad, this dish is good served warm or cold the next day as a salad-like lunch. . . . → Read More: Asparagus with Chive Seasoned Mayo

Bee-Friendly Gardens

Become a pollinator steward and plant a bee friendly garden. Not only will you be helping the bees, you will also have a garden to envy with year-long blooms and an abundant vegetable harvest. . . . → Read More: Bee-Friendly Gardens

Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

The theme for this month’s Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is EASTER. See what I whipped up for an Easter dessert. . . . → Read More: Surprise Carrot Cake for Blogger CLUE

Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

Lucky me. I have a surplus of Meyer lemons. What’s a girl to do but make lemon bars. . . . → Read More: Meyer Lemon Bars (with Graham Cracker Crust)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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