Stone Fruit Salad with Basil, & Blistered Tomatoes

I love the combination of balsamic vinegar with fruit and berries. Even a small drizzle of aged balsamic brings out their juicy sweetness. Another combination that I am wild about is basil with peaches and/or nectarines. Thus, the inspiration for this recipe. … More Stone Fruit Salad with Basil, & Blistered Tomatoes

Seven Beet Recipes: A Curated Collection

This week a friend contacted me and asked for some advice. She had never grown beets, or cooked with them before, and her garden was producing a beautiful crop of plump beets. After directing her to the various recipes on my blog, I decided it may be a sound idea to curate some collections of recipes that feature various vegetables and herbs.

So today I offer the first in a serious of posts. This one featuring the glorious beet. … More Seven Beet Recipes: A Curated Collection

ASPARAGUS, MUSHROOM, & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA WITH LEMON ROASTED POTATOES: HOMESPUN CUISINE

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” ― Henry David Thoreau Rustic elegance is my current favorite term. It embraces both my design style and my philosophy about food and cooking. As my husband adds an addition onto … More ASPARAGUS, MUSHROOM, & GOAT CHEESE FRITTATA WITH LEMON ROASTED POTATOES: HOMESPUN CUISINE

Salmon Spread — Picnic Fare & Beyond

This salmon dip, or spread, is simple enough that you could make it while camping or traveling. It is wonderful as a dip for fresh vegetables, tortilla and pita chips,  and is equally divine spread on crackers or a bagel. It is a fantastic dish to bring to a potluck or gathering and you will not have to worry about having leftovers. It serves as a great appetizer, midnight snack, or a luscious option for breakfast. … More Salmon Spread — Picnic Fare & Beyond

ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BABY KALE, WALNUTS, & ORANGE DILL DRESSING

As spring continues to manifest itself, and we continue to dream about vegetable and flower gardens, I offer up a new recipe for you to try that perhaps has more of a wintery feel to it. However, I always try to find new ways to add sides to meals beyond the standard rice and potato dishes. While I try to reduce my carb intake, I also want to make sure that I am eating a wide range of foods. So if I am going to add starchy carbs to my plate, I want them to pack a nutritional punch. … More ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLE SALAD WITH BABY KALE, WALNUTS, & ORANGE DILL DRESSING