Tomato Basil Mozzarella Skewers
Have basil and cherry tomatoes coming out of your ears? I do! Try these fresh tomato basil mozzarella skewers for a quick snack or appetizer.
With fresh herbs growing plentiful in my deck boxes and having a fresh supply of oranges for the Baltimore Orioles, I decided to whip up a batch of rosemary and orange vinegar. The most difficult portion of this recipe is the two week wait time!
Nothing better to warm the insides on a cold and rainy day than to make a kettle of stuffed green pepper soup. The recipe is a fairly easy and requires minimal work; just fry, chop, measure, dump and simmer until perfection. My kind of EASY and QUICK.
Corn Roast & Flavored Butter
Right now fresh ears of corn on the cob are plentiful in the grocery store and along roadside produce stands. The price is right, too. Under 25 cents a serving. Can’t beat that. Normally, that means we would be up for hosting a corn roast & flavored butter with drinks at our house. Due to scheduling this year, that might not happen.
Foraged some mulberries this weekend. Yum! Now, what to do with them all. First thing I wanted to try was a recipe for mulberry muffins because muffins freeze well. I mixed up a double batch of muffins using a recipe off Flickr.
I had to convert the measurements for US metrics. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Fruit Round Salad
A round thick cut of watermelon surrounded by strawberries, mulberries and raspberries. This makes a wonderful dessert on a dinner table or breakfast for two to four people.
Blue Cheese Potato Salad Recipe
A few weeks ago I stopped off to see what items they had prepared at the deli. I was looking for something different to try. Their blue cheese potato salad recipe caught my eye.
Tomato Paste Recipe
Looking for a way to use up all your garden tomatoes? How about making this tomato paste recipe? Tomato paste is used in plenty of hearty meals through the winter months.
If you make your own it is guaranteed to be tastier the store bought and have a lot less salt.
Looking to use some of your garden produce up? Make this homemade garden enchilada sauce to use in your fresh dishes. The sauce freezes rather well too.
Pickled Beets Canning and Preserving
Ah, summer! The garden is thriving and we all want to preserve our fruits and vegetables as long as we can. One of our favorite vegetables is beets. Fresh, roasted, boiled or canned, no matter how you slice them up, we enjoy them. Today’s job, pickled beets canning and preserving them.
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
This salad broccoli and cauliflower salad can be used as a side salad or a main dish. My family happens to call it the kitchen sink salad because I normally add any small amounts of leftover veggies to the dish.
Simple Creamy Cucumber Salad
This light and refreshing Simple creamy cucumber salad is infused with a lemon kick. Perfect to use those fresh garden cucumbers, onions and dill.
Vegan? Exchange the Mayo in this recipe for vegan mayonnaise for a tasty dish.
How To Can Fruits and Vegetables and What You Will Need
There really is no trick to canning. There is a method. It is fairly easy to do. Just follow the rules and have the right materials on hand. Read how to can fruits and vegetables and what you will need for the basics.
When you think of a summer dessert many people’s thoughts go directly to strawberry shortcake. Growing up with a grandma that raised raspberries, we enjoyed this raspberry torte recipe. I am pretty sure each of the grandchildren has had the pleasure of eating this sweet and tart dessert.
As a tribute to my grandmother – I include the recipe for each of the grandchildren.
We have been blessed with an exceptional berry season this year. After filling the freezer with plenty of berries for the winter and making a few tortes my daughter and I decided to try our hand at making raspberry, blackcap and blackberry freezer jams and also experiment with natural dying of clothing using raspberries.
Homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Using a Simple Sugar Syrup
Nothing screams summer more than kicking back and relaxing with a glass of ice cold lemonade. It’s twice as nice with homemade fresh squeezed lemonade using a simple sugar syrup.
Save time by making up a large batch of corn on the cob in your cooler for your backyard cookouts.
Baked Kale Chips
My teenage daughter was the one who said we must try to make kale chips. I held off for many years. One weekend when we had a little extra time, I decided it was time to try. After making them I said that I should have gave in to making them sooner.
Fresh Creamed Freezer Corn Recipe
Wondering what you can do with all that garden fresh corn on the cob? Try this fresh creamed freezer corn recipe and you will enjoy that sweet corn taste well into the winter.
Mojito or Mint Julep
The classic Mojito or Mint Julep was first introduced to me at my 40th birthday. One of my guests brought a beautiful gift basket full of all the ingredients to make the classic drink. Someone asked to try one. By the time I returned, the entire basket had been consumed. I’m glad the guests enjoyed them.
Chamomile Tea Using Flowers
Using some of my garden chamomile flower to sit and reflect while enjoying a cup of chamomile tea.
Lavender Lemonade is a wonderful way to use up some of your dried lavender from your flower garden. It makes an excellent refreshing drink. Just add lavender syrup for lemonade anytime you wish to change things up.
Fresh and Chunky Applesauce
The most inviting aroma and natural air freshener that I can think of during the fall is to place a kettle of homemade applesauce on a low simmer all day.
The apple and cinnamon goodness lingers in the air all day long.