I have been growing basil in my garden for about 10 years now and it was only about 5 years ago it occurred to me that I should make pesto. I mean, I used to buy it in the store all the time! This Basil Pesto from the Garden recipe is gunna have you running out to start your herb garden in no time!
Kombucha really seems to be trending, it’s so funny to me how that happens in the food world. Remember chia seeds? Remember when recipes seemed to be all about sweet potatoes? Yeah, food has trends too. I haven’t been brewing Kombucha for long, I suppose it’s been about 2 years now. And honestly folks, it’s so easy. A little smelly and odd looking, but I’ll tell you it’s an excellent conversation starter when folks come to visit. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should be brewing kombucha at home.
I fell in love with roasting cherry tomatoes about 10 years ago. Having gone to a produce rescue, I needed an easy recipe to use up over 20 lbs of tomatoes. About half of that was some sort of cherry tomato variety. Since I have a love of all things roasted, this was a great way to use them and store them for a longer period of time. You are going to love these simple garlic oil roasted cherry tomatoes too!
One way I have improved this recipe over the years was by using flavored or infused olive oils! My favorite oil to use in this recipe currently is from my local Olive Mill. They have a huge selection of oils and other products such as stuffed olives, tapenades, and even beauty products! They make great gifts and we like to shop there around the holidays.
If not, have no fear! This easy canned pickled beets recipe is a simple and easy way to get started. You can also apply this method to other canning recipes.
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This is my third, and most successful season of growing beets. Beets are a cool weather root vegetable that seems to do really well for me early fall and all the way through spring. I do cover my garden beds in the coldest part of the winter. This year my beets made it all the way through the winter. I originally planted my seeds in a container and was only going to grow them there. I threw a pretty generous amount of seeds down, most of which took, and I hate to waste a good start by pulling and trashing it. So as I was thinning the container I decided to transplant all the others into my other garden boxes. And for the most part they all survived! Thus giving me a pretty hardy beet harvest.
So I recently started a monthly brunch for foodies and bloggers. As adults, and women, it can be so challenging to make friends. Genuine friendships that last. I have finally figured out the trick. You have to start with commonalities, then hook ’em with good cooking, laughter, and an open door policy. And that is exactly what we have created with these brunches. And by we, I mean two of my new foodie gal pals, Alana and Becca. Just a couple of other foodies I met through social media, and am now real life friends with them.
These photos are an accurate representation of the work that goes into these brunches, hosted by me, but executed by all of us. No one lady stands around. Read more
It’s peach picking season here in AZ, and living so close to Schnepf Farms has me reminiscing over this fantastic homemade peach BBQ recipe I created last year. I know, I know, I created this last year! I have this thing where I do half the work and then brush it under the rug until it dawn’s on me that I have great content to pump out! Go ahead and call me slacker.Read more
I am always on the hunt for a new tasty summer grill go-to. Lately we have been loving our local Greek restaurant, Greek Island Grill. But we all can’t order out every dang day. So, I hit the cupboards in search for a great Greek seasoning. I have finally come up with a great Greek seasoning and a chicken kabob I’d be willing to write home about. I am going to share both my Greek seasoning and my fav Greek chicken kabob line up!
Hot damn, this is the hottest hot sauce I think I’ve ever had. But let’s be honest, I really haven’t had that many hot sauces. I set out to find some fun recipes to use up all my garden habanero’s. I stumbled across some hot sauce ideas and came up with this one. I call it my triple H tequila hot sauce. For Holy Hell Habanero.
And I have just the taco recipe for you! These super simple skirt steak chimichurri tacos are sure to become your new favorite. It’s so simple and calls for very few ingredients.
The first thing you are going to need to make is your chimichurri sauce. If you are anything like me, you always have cilantro on hand. I put cilantro in a lot of my dishes. It’s hands down one of my favorite herbs. HANDS. DOWN. Read more
It’s one thing to want your kids to enjoy a healthy snack, it’s an entirely different thing to actually get them too. I have been on the loosing side of “battle of the snacking” for over a decade. When I found this easy granola bar recipe…. that surprisingly tasted even better than it looks, I was dumbfounded. I mean, it’s not that often I have a legit #momwin! Read more