Simple Summer Salad

This simple summer salad is the perfect side dish in the summertime to showcase those juicy garden fresh tomatoes! Make this all summer long when you have an abundance of tomatoes and fresh dill. (It’s also perfectly delicious with fresh basil, Italian parsley, or oregano.) I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve made this….

Mixed Seafood Pasta

I love an easy seafood pasta in the summer! This one showcases summer flavors with an abundance of fresh garden tomatoes, basil, and oregano plus a bit of garlic and wine for the sauce. So simple! For the seafood, I used Harvest of the Sea, a seafood medley which includes Asian shrimp, Indian-wild-caught calamari, Argentine…

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…