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)

Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

I hope the hyphenated adjective above describes this recipe a bit better.  I felt totally inadequate with my Cherry-Pepper Jelly and I know that I led some readers astray thinking that I had made a preserve with cherry peppers (instead of jalapenos and dried cherries).

Anywhoo, I wanted to be a little clearer with the . . . → Read More: Peppered-Cherry Vinaigrette

Cherry-Pepper Jelly

This recipe uses dried cherries, jalapenos, and one green pepper for a new twist on regular pepper jelly. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Pepper Jelly

Spiced Grape-Orange Jam

Just enough grapes this year for one batch of jam—an experiment to combine all my favorite recipes into one. See how it turned out. . . . → Read More: Spiced Grape-Orange Jam

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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