CSA

Carrot Top Bouquet

Carrot Top Bouquet

I just had to share this quick tip with you.  I’ve been getting flowers every week from our CSA, but they’re not my only way of bringing freshness into the house.  Whether you grow your own carrots, get them from a farm or from the […]

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Peas with Shrimp

As a brand new gardener I have been patiently waiting for my very first tomato plants to burst with plump red and golden fruit.  Unfortunately, the weather has not been working with me.  The large amount of rain we had at the beginning of summer […]

How to Cook a Whole Fish

How to Cook a Whole Fish

Recently at Sam’s Club I noticed a big bag of frozen whole tilapia for only $12.  The fish were cleaned and scaled, they just needed to be cooked.  I find cooking whole fish is a great way to save money on seafood, but people are […]

Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossom Recipe

Goat Cheese Stuffed Squash Blossom Recipe

If you haven’t yet noticed my obsession with edible flowers, this post will make it completely apparent.  One of my favorite summer lunches is lightly fried zucchini blossoms.  I simply stuff them with a small spoonful of goat cheese and then dip them in a […]

Leek Chard Frittata Recipe

Leek Chard Frittata Recipe

Our CSA started out small, mostly with leeks, swiss chard and lettuce greens.  The very first week I made this frittata with the leeks and chard.  It’s so simple and makes a light but satisfying lunch or pairs perfectly with a little salad for dinner.  […]

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This could quite possibly be my favorite way to preserve strawberries, in homemade ice cream! This custard based ice cream is oh so sweet with the dreamy taste of summer.  The beautiful vibrant pink color?  All natural baby!

Strawberry Conserve Recipe

Strawberry Conserve Recipe

This strawberry conserve recipe is a soft set jam with whole berries and a great way to preserve summer’s strawberries. You won’t believe how easy it is! After picking a ton of strawberries a week and a half ago, I put the word out on […]

Summer Berry Salad Recipe

Summer Berry Salad Recipe

It’s berry time!  I’ve picked almost 20 pounds of strawberries and raspberries the past couple weeks and have been feverishly perfecting recipes that feature summer’s berry bounty.  Several the recipes are for preserved berries so we (and you) can enjoy them year round.  But this […]