Benefits of Using Herbs

Think of herbs when preparing your meals. Herbs are often planted and used as an afterthought. I encourage you to take advantage of the herbs to enhance the flavors in your foods but also because they offer health benefits.  Some of the herbs you might have available are: *Basil that offers anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and …

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Ratatouille from the Garden

Ratatouille is a vegetable stew.  It’s wonderful to make when the garden is supplying lots of eggplant, squash and tomatoes. It is a dish that is good to make up ahead and have available for the week.  It can be used as a main dish maybe served with pasta or as a side dish to …

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Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad

It’s cucumber season with lots of varieties available just waiting for a delightful way to be served to your family. I’m always looking for easy quick recipes that are nutritious and tasty.  This is a recipe that we use often because it is simple, can be eaten all along during the week and is oh …

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Tomato Basil Soup Using Fresh Tomatoes

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 sweet pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 pounds tomatoes, washed and chopped (Don’t bother to peel) 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 cup packed basil leaves 3 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons sea salt 1  teaspoon black pepper 3/4 cup heavy cream Heat olive oil …

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