Witness to Beauty – It’s All About Perspective

“The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses. They are allowed access to our most private moments. They are there when we think we are alone. Think of what they could tell us. They sit on the laps of presidents. They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and … More Witness to Beauty – It’s All About Perspective

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare Even though there has been a chill in the morning air, I witnessed subtle shades of green appearing in nature on my morning commute. I will never take the promise of spring for granted. After a long winter it feels like my responsibility to … More Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

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

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

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

Apple-a-Day Mason Jar Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

“This afternoon was the colour of water falling through sunlight; The trees glittered with the tumbling of leaves; The sidewalks shone like alleys of dropped maple leaves, And the houses ran along them laughing out of square, open windows.” ~Amy Lowell The first day of fall. Transition. We have arrived at the half-way point of … More Apple-a-Day Mason Jar Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Glowing Green Mason Jar Salads with Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

“Your hands hold roses always in a way that says They are not only yours; the beautiful changes In such kind ways, Wishing ever to sunder Things and things’ selves for a second finding, to lose For a moment all that it touches back to wonder.” ~Richard Wilbur (from The Beautiful Changes) The leaves in … More Glowing Green Mason Jar Salads with Avocado Vinaigrette Dressing

Roasted Beet, Mango, and Blueberry Salad with Orange Dill Dressing ~ Plated or Layered in a Jar

Dill is an annual herb whose fragrant, delicate-tasting leaves, also known as dillweed, will enhance a variety of your favorite foods. Yet dill brings as much to the landscape as it does to the palate. Its finely textured blue-green foliage grows on upright stalks of fountainous stems. In late spring, you may want to cut … More Roasted Beet, Mango, and Blueberry Salad with Orange Dill Dressing ~ Plated or Layered in a Jar