Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad

Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad
I want to share this stunningly beautiful side with you of Arugula, Spiralized Beet and Jicama Salad.  In spite of the strong individual flavors of each ingredient, they all play well together. But first this... The hubs and I have entered a new era.  As of early May, we sold our business and are now officially retired!  We took a ... Read More

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup

Freezer Garden Vegetable Soup
When we first got married, 40 years ago, putting food up was a point of contention between us.  Hubs grew up on a small farm, building barns and driving a tractor.  His families "normal" was to go out to the chicken coop and garden to get dinner and fill the pantry up with home-grown canned goods.  I grew up on ... Read More

Zucchini Hole in the Middle’s

Zucchini hole in the middles
Are you wondering what to do with those zucchini's that grow to mammoth proportions?  I don't know how it is we don't see them - especially when checking daily...but eventually they pop out of nowhere.  You can only make so much zucchini bread.  Now that I've gone grain free, I'm happy to make zucchini bread for my husband and guests but ... Read More

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

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

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

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

DIY Garden Tools I Love

DIY Garden Tools

We are about to get our hands dirty with planting season right around the corner.   Why not take the time now to build these DIY garden tools I love – an outdoor garden sink and garden colander.  These tools have saved me so much time and have eased the process of harvest and cleaning. A few years back I … Read More

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup

Southwestern Winter Squash Soup
What I love about cooking good food is the transformation that happens when basic ingredients get recreated into something marvelously edible, beautiful and healthy.  Local produce, mostly picked from our backyard garden, morphed into a pot of silky smooth delicious soup. I was delighted to find this recipe for Southwestern Winter Squash Soup in this months Food Network issue.  We ... Read More