Kitchen

Garlic Scapes: What are they and how do you use them?

My husband and I love to go to the farmer’s market on the weekend. We often look for ingredients we haven’t seen before so that we can experiment with something new. Last year around this time, we found a farmer … Continue reading 

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Simple Summer Sides – Green Bean Almondine

Last week, I was able to harvest my first round of green beans from my vegetable garden. Beans are easy-to-grow by seed. Since the seeds are so large, they are easy to see and handle. There is no thinning required later on since … Continue reading 

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30-Minute Jam Session

This jam session has NO music instrumentals involved – it was dedicated to the delicious summer fruits: strawberries and raspberries. Did you know that you can make homemade jam in 30-minutes or less? Neither did I; until the first time … Continue reading 

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Raspberry Lemon Trifle Dessert for Easter

On the Saturday before Easter, my husband and I sat in our living room debating what to make for dessert for our guests that would arrive on Sunday evening. I was trying to convince my husband that we should try … Continue reading 

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Salmonberry Sorbet to Celebrate My 3rd Anniversary

Today, I am celebrating the 3rd year of my blog! My goals for this year are to blog on a more frequent basis as I have let other endeavors get in my way to personal growth and success. This year, … Continue reading 

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Why Stinging Nettles Should Be Added to your Diet!

I first become familiar with stringing nettles two years ago when a friend and fellow writer, Jessi Bloom, invited me to harvest some with her to make pesto. I didn’t realize what an amazing and medicinal plant this was. Continue reading 

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Peony, Lemon & Ginger Scones

Who doesn’t love Peonies? I mean, come on…they are absolutely gorgeous in the garden and some even have fragrance. One variety named ‘Eden’s Perfume’ in my garden, I planted in memory of a friend that passed away from cancer several … Continue reading 

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Star-Spangled Shortbread Cookies

Leftover pie crust? Make shortbread cookies instead of throwing it in the trash can! Continue reading 

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How-To Make Aronia Lemon Cake

Aronia berries are undescribable in flavor and color! This dessert will be the talking piece of the night! Continue reading 

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