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

Herb Garden

When we moved into our house over sixteen years ago, we set out willy-nilly to landscape.   We had no plan.  We had a vision.   But, we had no plan.

I wanted roses.

We planted roses everywhere.  We built flowerbeds for roses around the house.  We planted climbing roses on our back fence.  We . . . → Read More: Herb Garden

Three-Kale and Beet Green Salad with Radish and Pine Nuts

Check out this versatile kale salad recipe plus some bonus Cinco de Mayo recipes. . . . → Read More: Three-Kale and Beet Green Salad with Radish and Pine Nuts

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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