Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint

Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint

It's been a busy, fun summer full of celebrations of all sorts, and a quick visit to spend time with my Florida sis. Our garden continues to provide beautiful produce that inspires me.  Look at this gorgeous purple cabbage that went into kraut this week.  Isn't it so perfect? Here's a salad recipe I need to quickly share with you ... Read More
AmyCreamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Mint
Green Bean Caprese Salad

Green Bean Caprese Salad

Never before in our gardening experience have tomatoes and green beans been ready to eat before the 4th of July.  It's been HOT, HOT, HOT and it's caused some of our veggies to GROW, GROW, GROW.  Notice I said SOME.  The ever abundant zucchini has been slow growing in comparison.  So odd.  Always something new with a garden. here's a ... Read More
AmyGreen Bean Caprese Salad
Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger

Kohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger

It's hard to believe these funny looking bulbs amount to anything good. But they clean up well. And they are easy to grow from seed in your garden. so every year we plant them and every year they come up healthy. I've been on a roll with my spiralizer.  Talk about fun.  I've been transforming garden produce into "noodles" for ... Read More
AmyKohlrabi Slaw with Lime and Ginger
Raspberry Basil Cooler

Raspberry Basil Cooler

Is it incredibly hot where you live? Because it's unbearably hot here.  A heat wave is sweeping the PNW in triple digits. This Raspberry Basil Cooler is a refreshing way to beat the heat using local berries and the basil you may have growing in your herb garden.  It has few ingredients and deliciously thirst quenching.  It would be a ... Read More
AmyRaspberry Basil Cooler
Dill Pickled Radishes

Dill Pickled Radishes

Our garden is in full swing right now.   In fact it seems everything is coming to maturity faster than ever.  This morning I was surprised to find our first squash blossom and it's not even July yet!  The green beans are flowering, leafy greens are everywhere, and we've already done 3 rounds of radishes.  We've planted a variety of ... Read More
AmyDill Pickled Radishes
Watermelon + Arugula Salad

Watermelon + Arugula Salad

I was fortunate enough to get this cookbook...and a signed copy at that, for Mother's Day from our eldest daughter. It's a treasure as it was written by one of her good friends, Matt Moore, who has become a friend of mine as well.  He loves food and cooking so we had an instant bond.  He has an updated southern ... Read More
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Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash

Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash

Our early crops are up and ready to eat.  Arugula is one that makes its debut before most of the other greens are ready.  This is one of our favorite arugula recipes, inspired by the Salmon Hash at Mother's Bistro, a wonderful Portland restaurant. This Arugula and Wild Salmon Hash is a hang around the house and do chores, skip ... Read More
AmyArugula and Wild Salmon Hash
Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

Blueberry Chocolate Smoothie

A few years back our son spent some time in Columbia doing missions work.  He partnered with a church to build an orphanage for at risk young girls.  My husband and I went down to visit and to help.   While out sight seeing we went to a very fancy chocolatier shop.  It was like one of our finest jewelry ... Read More
AmyBlueberry Chocolate Smoothie
The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol

The Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol

This former brown rice eating and bread baking fanatic has changed her ways.  Yep.  It's true.  I've been experimenting with the Paleo diet and at the invitation of our daughters, completed my first Whole30 in January 2015.  Initially it was too much meat for my husband and I, so we had to made some minor adjustments.  (For background purposes, read ... Read More
AmyThe Paleo Diet Lowered My Cholesterol
Grilled Fish Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

Spring has lured me in.  All the color and longer days have put me in a spring coma. I've always been one to enjoy all four seasons, including the cold, stark and quiet winters.  But this spring...I don't know it's just so much more inviting than ever before.   All I want to do is be outside and take in ... Read More
AmyGrilled Fish Tacos