Squash Blossom Quesadilla

Have tons of squash blossoms in your garden? Girl, same! I’ve been putting them on everything: pizza, sandwiches, and yes, in quesadillas. I can’t take any credit for this. One of my TikTok followers commented on one of my squash blossom videos and told me that growing up in Mexico, her mom used to make…

Squash Blossom Pizza

Pizza bianca with fresh squash blossoms I just adore squash blossom season. It’s truly one of the joys of the summer garden. Squash blossoms are one of the biggest perks of growing your own food! I promptly celebrated the first squash and zucchini blossoms of the season with a delicious pizza inspired by a dish…

Game of Thorns 2022

It’s the most beautiful time of year: Game of Thorns! Few things bring me as much joy as watching my roses bloom for the first time after a long, dormant winter. Watching roses wake up is one of the great joys of springtime!  Game of Thorns 2022 Winner: Scentimental The first rose to open this…

New Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Design

Looking for a raised bed vegetable garden design? Read this! I finally got my summer vegetable garden going! We had some bad weather at the end of March and April has been a bit of a whirlwind with back-to-back business trips (I’m a publicist, if you didn’t know!) so this is a later start for…

Growing Purple Bell Peppers

There is something so fabulously eye-catching about purple bell peppers, don’t you think? They’re so dark, they’re nearly black. I grew quite a lot of peppers in the garden this year but I thought Halloween week would be an appropriate time to tell you about growing purple sweet bell pepper since they’re so delightfully spooky…

Carpaccio di zucchine e limone e mente

I was reading a book set in Italy a few days ago and the author described this dish, “ribbons of zucchini with freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint” and I just had to make it! Especially since I adore lemon and mint and since I love my raw Mexican Zucchini dish. I was confident I…

Lakeside Cobb Salad

I honestly could eat this for dinner every night. I’m a big, big salad lover. I probably eat five salads a week but I rarely post “recipes” because I so often make them with whatever I have around the house! I’m trying to change that. This is a winning combination that I made for dinner…

Herbed French Potato Salad

Looking for a quick and easy side dish that won’t heat up your kitchen in the summertime? You’ve come to the right place. This potato salad only has a few ingredients and really lets garden fresh herbs shine. This is a French-style potato salad, one without mayonnaise or any of the traditional American ingredients. It’s…

Growing Black Krim Tomatoes

This is the tomato I was the most excited to grow this year. There’s just something about the unusual color and shape that had me chomping at the bit to try this beautiful tomato. Also known as the Black Crimea Tomato, this Russian heirloom tomato is a great producer of large, show-stopping tomatoes. Read about…