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

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup, dairy and gluten-free, happens to be a perfect match for these these cold dreary days of winter. Our bumper crop of tomatoes from last summers garden came in handy for this recipe.  After putting up many quarts of Garden Vegetable Soup and marinara sauce in the freezer for winter meals, we still had tomatoes galore that ... Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Ginger Meatballs

Soup with Ginger Meatballs

I’ve been in a cooking funk. Nothing sounds good.  I figured I’ve cooked over 14,200 meals in my lifetime and I still have times when I don’t want to cook a thing for dinner and I can’t think of anything that sounds good.   When a cooking funk hits me it’s off to the library to check out some mouth-watering … Read More

Savory Basil Crackers / Parmesan & Thyme Crackers

Savory Basil Crackers

These slice and bake crackers are a versatile novelty…festive, deliciously rich and take little time to make. The perfect gift from the kitchen! It’s true for most of us that we don’t need any more “stuff”. When it comes to gift giving I like to give something edible and consumable along with something small and useful. These recipes, Savory Basil … Read More