Recipes

A Basket of Love

September 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was cool this morning, and after a very hot summer I welcomed 58 ºF. I picked all of the ripe tomatoes and the remaining green peppers and harvested the last sweet Spanish onions (the onions didn’t grow very large as I had started them from seeds). Hard to find this type of onion in the grocery — the [ ...click to read more ]

Six Memorial Day Recipes

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATOES, GARLIC AND OLIVE OIL 2 pounds of ripe tomatoes, chopped and seeded 4 garlic cloves 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil 1/2 cup olive oil 3 cups of hot, cooked pasta, ziti, rigatoni, or rotini Combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and oil in a large bowl. Cover and set [ ...click to read more ]

Easy Herbal Recipes

April 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Basil: Create an easy pesto sauce by combining: 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 3 tablespoons of walnuts, 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic. Puree in a food processor. If too thick, add a bit more oil. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. [ ...click to read more ]

Gluten

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and related grains. Wikipedia defines it as “the composite of the storage proteins gliadin and a glutenin, and is conjoined with starch in the endosperm of various grass-related grains. ..” Some researchers have identified it as a trigger for adverse immunologic [ ...click to read more ]

January Recipes ~ Simple and Delicious

January 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup In a 4-quart or larger slow cooker, combine 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in bite-size pieces, 1 medium chopped onion, 3 sliced carrots, 2 ribs of thinly sliced celery, 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and pepper. 6 cups of low sodium chicken broth. Cover and cook on low [ ...click to read more ]

December Recipes – Chill Chasers

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s not even winter and we’ve had massive snow storms and freezing temperatures. I’m stocking my cabinets with items for quick and delicious meals. I’ll be posting some hearty soup and stew recipes this month. I’ll add something to this article as much as possible, so check in once a [ ...click to read more ]

November Recipes

November 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Chicken Vegetable Bundles You’ll need heavy duty foil and cookie sheet 3 boneless chicken breasts 2 large baking potatoes, cut in cubes 1 -16 ounce can of green beans, drained 1/2 cup of Italian dressing Tear off 3 large sections of foil, and place it on the cookie sheet. Pre heat the oven to 375. On 2 of the [ ...click to read more ]

Good Eats

May 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Grilling… A perfect steak needs very little seasoning, but most grilled foods benefit from oil and herbs as they cook. Brushing the grill with vegetable or olive oil will keep the food from drying out over high heat and open flames. Here are some combinations I like. Perhaps they’ll give you some ideas of [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 10

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Little Herby Tips… The more finely you chop herb leaves, more of the cut surface will be exposed and more aromatic oil is released. Herbs weaken in flavor the longer you cook them, so add them at the last minute to foods. Freshly picked and slightly crushed herbs have the best flavor. Powdered herbs are twice [ ...click to read more ]