Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

The good part about this time of the year is walking out in the garden to grab some herbs for dinner or to even plan a meal around what veggie is ready to pick. But with the good there is always the dark side of summer – the heat. The rising temperatures make me want […]

It’s Strawberry Season!

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First an announcement: my black forest oatmeal is entered into the So Delicious recipe contest. To vote in the contest you have to like them on your Facebook page. (My oatmeal is the one on the bottom right corner.) Please take a minute to vote for it! You can vote once a day and I’d love to see […]

Strawberry Basil Mini Donuts

Strawberry Basil Mini Donuts

Lucky for me the first strawberries of the year already showed up at the farmers market and made their way into these bold donuts.  The next batch I’m getting is to going to be made into some strawberry vodka for a few herb cocktails on the deck. I love Spring!

Slow Cooker Summer Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil

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I fell in love with all the vibrant colors at the farmers market this weekend! There were various shades of eggplant from lavender to deep purple, peppers of all colors and heat, even Italian tomatoes in red, yellow, and orange. The colors memorized me into buying more eggplant than I can typically sneak by Cheryl, my resident picky eater, […]

Slow Cooker Veggie Soup with Turnips

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This is a perfect soup to come home from on a chilly night. I served mine with a pea shoot salad – yum!  Turnips seem to get a bad rap, but they’re in season and full of vitamin C. If you’ve had a not-so-good turnip experience in the past try them again in 2011. Get […]