Have you bean there, done that with all of your green bean recipes? Here are two very different, yet very delicious green bean salads -- one with tomato, mozzarella and basil; the other with spiced pecans, blue cheese and mustard vinaigrette. Which will become your new go-to? Green beans are definitely good food, no matter … Continue reading Beans, beans, good for your heart…
One fish, two fish, red fish, catfish? Hmmm, not quite as Dr. Suess intended. But why, I wonder, does the amenable catfish not get the respect that it deserves? Is it because of its funny feline name or possibly its mustachioed appearance? Either way, catfish is far more appealing than its fishy reputation suggests. A … Continue reading Oven-Roasted Catfish with Blistered Tomatoes
You know when a recipe calls for a couple of sprigs of parsley or mint, but you have to buy the entire bunch? What do you do with the rest? Well, there are actually a ton of things you can do with a collection of compatible herbs, like basil, parsley, cilantro and mint. (Be sure … Continue reading Confetti Tabouleh
This recipe is particularly good for small dogs or elderly dogs who have difficulty eating hard, crunchy treats. Jessie got a hair cut today, and whenever she returns home, she expects to be rewarded with a treat for good behavior (you really can't teach an old dog new tricks!). That inspired me to share the … Continue reading Jessie’s PB & Honey Treats
When I was little, I used to love the cucumbers straight out of my grandmother’s garden. Together, she and I would pick them, peel them, slice them and sprinkle them with a good helping of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of salt and dried dill. I would eat them every night. With all that vinegar, … Continue reading Cukes, cukes and more cukes…
When it comes to kale, it seems there are two distinct camps: kale devotees and kale doubters. And, like anchovies or cilantro, there's very little, if any, middle ground. You either love it or you hate it. This Charred Kale Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing and Feta will make you love it!
Cornish game hen is the perfect entree for two people. If you crave that unmistakably delicious flavor of roasted chicken, but a whole bird is too big, then game hens are definitely the way to go. Each hen is perfectly portioned for one person. They're satisfying, simple to prepare and damn good. And they can … Continue reading 2 Birds In A Pod (aka Cornish Game Hen 2 Ways)
Who doesn't love a great flea market? (OK, probably a lot of people, but that's really not relevant right now because WE love flea markets!) If you're willing to put the time and the effort into the "hunt," flea markets can be super fun, fabulous and fulfilling. I'm especially lucky because my husband, Mike, actually … Continue reading Flea Market Finds
How to get the most from your hydrangeas and preserve them for fall/winter decorating.
It's the end of the summer. What are you going to do with all of those fresh herbs growing in your garden? Don't just sit back and watch them wither on the vine. Now's the perfect time to put them to good use and preserve them for later! Basil Oil This a great use for … Continue reading Got herbs?