Herbed Vinegars

Make your own herbed vinegars.  Great for salad dressings! Ingredients 2 cups white vinegar (using a delicate vinegar like rice, champagne, or other white vinegars that have a more delicate flavor so that the herb flavors shine through. 1 cup fresh herbs, finely chopped Make It Chop the herbs and combine with the vinegar. Let …

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Pesto Basil & Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Summertime is the time to enjoy fresh made pesto!  Fresh tomatoes and basil from your garden.  A healthy and delicious snack or a great addition to your meal.  Use it with pasta, as a spread on sandwiches or your sauce on your pizza that you make. Ingredients 1 cup sun dried tomatoes 1 cup fresh …

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Garlic Scapes Pesto

You know those strange looking scapes that are on your hardneck garlic around mid May.  They are edible and have a really flavorful garlic flavor.  Use them in stir fry, pesto or really any dish that you would typically add garlic to. Try this recipe for making pesto with the scapes.  They don’t have a …

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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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