Brussels Sprouts are one of the most popular vegetables these days. You find them as starters on many restaurant menus, where most vegetables are relegated to only side dishes. They are very versatile and can be presented in a variety of ways. As a matter of fact, I have quite a collection of brussels sprout recipes on my blog that I will highlight below! Today I have made … Read more How do I Love Brussels Sprouts? Let me Count the Ways!!
I receive the most gorgeous, juicy, sweet and delicious fruit from Talley Farms. The natural beauty in their colors are so amazing that I wanted to make something to show off the contrast and brilliance of it all. I served this dish as a brunch meal and it was nothing short of spectacular! An array of citrus is the central attraction in this incredibly simple … Read more A Fruit Festival from Talley Farms CSA!
Kale, kale, kale…is it losing it’s wonder? Kale has been one of the most “talked-about” vegetables of the last few years. Are people getting tired of it? I submit that the nutritional benefits that it holds, should keep you in the kale fan club for years to come. Some of the more apparent benefits of kale are it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It is a … Read more 3 Tips to a Perfect Kale Salad
Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday. Many families rely on tradition for their meal, recreating favorites year after year. But sometimes, you like to get creative with at least a dish or two and add something new. Even a new twist to an old favorite can be fun. Here are some great tips and recipe ideas from my collection to get you started: 5 Tips for … Read more Updated Dishes for your Thanksgiving Feast!
An unusual combination of ingredients creates this most amazing salad! Fresh juicy ripe watermelon and succulent seasonal tomatoes partner up in this dish. They are the key ingredients showcased in this Tomato and Watermelon Salad. As my mantra has been lately, less is sometimes more when it comes to food. This duo is very lightly dressed with a touch of olive oil and red wine vinegar, … Read more Want the Most Refreshing and Tantalizing Salad Ever?
The better quality your ingredients are, the less you need to mess with them to create amazing food. That was the case with this Corn Salad that I made from my Talley Farms produce. Each item stands on it’s own with superb taste and freshness. Combined together in a salad, they make a striking and delectable dish. If you follow my blog, you already know that I use … Read more The Best Produce Shines without much Fuss!
There are oodles of wonderful stone fruits available in the summer. People are devouring them by the dozens, trying to enjoy their sublime ripeness while they are at their best. Aside from eating them raw and putting them in an array of desserts such as crumbles, cobblers, tarts and pies, they are grilling them, making ice cream and sorbet with them; the list goes on. Detouring … Read more This Gorgeous Salad is also Big on Taste!
You’ve heard of breakfast food for dinner so why not change things up and make a salad for breakfast! Every year I try my hand at a small garden attempting to grow a variety of heirloom tomatoes. This year I was determined to make it a success and even attended a Tomato Masters Program seeking out additional gardening advice. Everything began quite nicely as I followed the lessons to … Read more Thinking Outside the Box; A Breakfast Salad
I received the most amazing apricots in my Talley Farms CSA box! They are a perfect combination of tart & sweet. Left on the counter to ripen for only a day, they became tender yet not mushy – the perfect texture! Being my creative self, I wanted to do something different than just snacking on them or cooking them in a tart or pie. So … Read more Fruit isn’t only for Breakfast and Dessert!
I have been so busy lately with events and travel that I have been trying to keep things simple in the kitchen. What I have found is that it can be very rewarding to make uncomplicated dishes with minimal effort when they still taste awesome! I’ve been perusing through “The Lemonade Cookbook” lately and have adapted several of their recipes that have turned out quite well. A … Read more Keeping it Simple!