Fall Fusion Jar Salads with Brussels Sprouts, Apple, Walnuts, & Pear Dressing

“It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption.” – Edward Bunyard, ‘The Anatomy of Dessert’ I have a confession to make – I tend to be obsessed with analyzing my blog statistics. On a daily … More Fall Fusion Jar Salads with Brussels Sprouts, Apple, Walnuts, & Pear Dressing

Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

“We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.” ― Laure Lacornette My promise to you, and myself, is that this post will be short and to the point. My weekend to-do list is lengthy and I have many new and healthy recipes to share. Since I started posting Mason … More Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

Vegetable Herbed Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing – Fresh and Versatile

“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.” ― Oprah Winfrey It has been a challenging summer on many levels. Not only has the weather been cool in the U.P. of Michigan, but I have been facing many personal stresses. Unfortunately, I have allowed myself to make excuses and … More Vegetable Herbed Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing – Fresh and Versatile

Cherry BBQ Salad with Nectarine, Avocado, Sweet Potato, Basil, & Tempeh

“There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair.” – Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) It has been a cool summer in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and my garden has not been doing well. I kept things simple this year and have six tomato plants, … More Cherry BBQ Salad with Nectarine, Avocado, Sweet Potato, Basil, & Tempeh

Paradise in a Jar Salad with Blueberry Lemon Dressing

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Maybe I am in denial. Yet, a little denial cannot hurt, right? A blissful week off for spring break stretches before me and I am enjoying every moment … More Paradise in a Jar Salad with Blueberry Lemon Dressing

Tangy Jarred Salads with Sauerkraut, Hot Peppers, Pickles, & Mustard Dressing

“In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!”  ― Mehmet Murat Ildan The glory of spring break stretches before me in the beauty of a week with few obligations. Even my normal weekend marathon of food prep has come to a delicate halt. I made a loaf of bread … More Tangy Jarred Salads with Sauerkraut, Hot Peppers, Pickles, & Mustard Dressing

Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”  ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Even though I try to be the kind of person who views the glass as half full and presses my heart full of optimism, believe me when I say that I am giving winter the evil eye. Yes, I live in the Upper … More Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette

Blue & Purple Passion Jarred Salads with Tangerine Vinaigrette

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,  Your thoughts become your words,  Your words become your actions,  Your actions become your habits,  Your habits become your values,  Your values become your destiny.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi In what feels like a blink of an eye the weekend is nearly gone and we were just starting to get acquainted … More Blue & Purple Passion Jarred Salads with Tangerine Vinaigrette

Citrus Berry Slaw Jarred Salad with Strawberry Basil Balsamic Dressing

When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste.  – Laiko Bahrs Today has been a mellow day in the kitchen. Normally my Sunday routine is to engage in a cooking marathon, but since I have been tackling cabin fever by cooking, our freezer is stocked with individual homemade frozen meals, soup, chili, … More Citrus Berry Slaw Jarred Salad with Strawberry Basil Balsamic Dressing