These little tomato beauties are growing just outside our front door. Literally, we don’t even have to go off of our steps to pick them. They’re slow to ripen this year, but mighty sweet. We love a good Bruschetta, or our cold Tomato Mozzarella Salad, which is a must this time of year when the… Read More Tomato Black Pepper Mozzarella Appetizer
When life hands you zucchini…. …you make zucchini pancakes! We were given two ginormous zucchini this week. Most of it will be frozen for breads and muffins throughout the year, but some of it will be eaten and some of it WAS eaten during lunch today. Lunch today consisted of Fresh Roasted Tomatoes with Black… Read More Savory Zucchini Pancakes-Gluten Free
So who has leftover marshmallows and random chocolate in their cupboards besides me?? Anyone? A summer filled with camping, campfiring, S’mores and an eternal supply of chocolate has brought us to this easy little recipe. Somehow we ended up with a bag of square pretzels in our house. Pair that with always present chocolate chips… Read More Give me s’more Pretzel S’mores!
The color of this jam! The photo doesn’t do it justice, but this is seriously a perfectly pinkish tangerine with spots of red and dark pink. Gorgeous. The flavor is amazing too, just enough peach with a hint of apricot and cherry all combined with the chunky texture of a good jam and that sweet… Read More Peach Apricot Cherry Jam-Recipe
Yay for us that cherry trees were discovered on our property line this summer! The trunks and half the tree is on the neighbor’s yard, while the other half hangs over our church/house property. Our neighbor was incredibly generous in letting us pick however many cherries we wanted this summer. We picked and pitted and… Read More Cherry Habanero Jam-Recipe
I’m thankful for spellcheck in posts like this because whoever decided zucchini was spelled with two c’s, one h and one n rather than one k, a couple of e’s and few n’s must have had some revenge he or she wanted to take out on someone. Zoo-Kee-Nee. Phonetic spelling is best. I’ve posted recipes… Read More Zucchini Bread-Recipe
Last year I posted a recipe for Aunt Audrey’s Banana Bread . This is another banana bread family recipe from my grandmother, Patricia Carson Smith. Aunt Audrey is an aunt on my mother’s side, while Gram Smith, is my grandmother on my father’s side. Aunt Audrey’s Banana Bread recipe is heavier, and a bit drier. Gram… Read More Gram Smith’s Banana Bread Muffins
We celebrated Father’s Day in Maine this year and enjoyed not only this lobster…. ….but some huge clams, grilled Haddock-all of it caught the morning we bought it-this Sweet Potato Salad from Martha Stewart, melon salad, and…. ….this beet salad with fresh picked spinach leaves, beets and herbed goat cheese, drizzled a bit of olive… Read More Spinach and Cold Beet Salad-Recipe
Beets certainly aren’t everyone’s favorite. And honestly they aren’t my favorite thing to eat, however they are super good for you and filling, so I’m giving it the ole’ college try. I made them a new way, hoping I would like them even a teensy bit better. The result? They weren’t too bad! I think… Read More Roasted Beets with Blue Cheese-Recipe
Last week I posted about our first week of plant based eating. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1. It’s not as hard to cook plant based as it seems. 2. It’s very satisfying, but it’s hard to convince your brain to eat plants when your body wants sugar. 3. Visiting a public place, after… Read More What Two Weeks of Plant Based Eating Looks Like.