How to Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Winter

I can’t take credit for this idea but I also can’t remember where I saw it. I know a Facebook page I’d “liked” shared this, but I can’t remember who. I do, however, remember being completely gobsmacked by the idea. Slaps forehead. Of course! It’s so simple! Freeze herbs in olive oil and pop them out…

Simple Summer Salads

I love salads. I often find myself defending salads. Why does salad have a reputation for being boring? Salad is anything but boring! Every bite is a different combination of ingredients. I eat salad several nights a week for dinner because it’s fast and easy. Here are some of my favorites to inspire your own…

First Zucchini Harvest, Served with Lemon-Garlic Panko Crusted Tilapia

My first home-grown zucchini went from garden to table in less than half an hour. You can’t beat that freshness! I’ve never had zucchini that was so creamy before. I adore the bright notes of sun-ripened, garden-fresh tomatoes, the perfect companion for Summer zucchini. If you’ve never had tilapia from Whole Foods, you’re missing out. Whole…

Dark Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Cookies

I spent the evening baking cookies to take to my family’s lake house. I chose this recipe because it’s chocolate, so the females will like it, and it’s salty, so the males will like it. Dark Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Cookies 1 cup butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature…

Raised Bed Garden Update

Here are some photo updates on my raised bed vegetable garden. Did you know that planting things such as garlic, onions, and herbs will flavor plants growing nearby?

Introduction

“There is no love more sincere than the love of food.” Well, it’s happened. I’ve finally started a blog. Cooking and baking have been passions of mine since I used to sit swinging my feet atop the kitchen counter, chattering to my mom as I watched her cook delicious meals. My mother is from San…