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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Herbed Butter & Soft Cheeses

Make your own butter or soft cheeses or buy a good quality butter or cheese and add herbs to create a mouth watering treat! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter,  yogurt cheese, cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, cream cheese or any other soft cheeses 1 T herbs, finely chopped Make It Mix ingredients. Let it set for …

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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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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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Cucumber Apple Parsley Smoothie

Don’t miss out on using cucumbers when they are in season.  They are so nutritious and are wonderful to keep you hydrated on those hot summer days! Ingredients: 2 small to medium cucumbers or 1 really long one 1 apple A good bundle of parsley 1/2 inch ginger 1 tablespoon chia seed 1 cup water …

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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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