A Taste of Summer Blooms

From bouquet to plate: Welcome to the delicious world of edible flowers! Many annuals, flowering herbs, and perennials produce blooms that are are safe, flavorful additions to salads, desserts, drinks, and more. Add flowers to rice spring rolls, sprinkle petals on your breakfast yogurt parfait or lunch salad, freeze blooms in ice cubes to brighten up […]

Spicy Lemon Balm Kabobs

Download this recipe as a PDF 1 clove garlic 1 large onion, sliced into chunks 1 leg of lamb, about 3 lb. boned and cut into 1 inch cubes 2 good handfuls of lemon balm leaves MARINADE 2 fl oz wine vinegar 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tbsp mango chutney 1 […]

Grilled Chicken with Herbs

Fresh Rosemary, Thyme and sag blend with garlic, olive oil, vinegar and salt for a herb marinade Download this recipe as a PDF Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley ¼ cup Olive Oil ½ cup balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 […]

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries have a long history as a folk cure for a variety of ailments. Currently, scientific studies are being conducted to test the accuracy of these health claims. While some uses haven’t been proven yet, elderberries in the form of elderberry syrup have been shown to boost immunity, decrease mucus production during colds and fight […]

5 Delicious Ideas for Zucchini

We know the story, it’s as old as time, of having too much zucchini! Maybe you were planning on losing a few plants to hail or rabbits and squirrels but all survived and thrived. And now you are leaving them on porches in the night, sending your child to their first day of school with […]

Fresh Mint! Recipes for a Summer Harvest

Mint grows so easily in the garden that you inevitably find yourself harvesting this delicious herb all summer long! What to do with all that fresh mint? Here are a handful of our favorite recipes.

Strawberry Crepes for Mother’s Day Breakfast

What is a more perfect way to show your mom you love her than by cooking her breakfast in bed? Be sure you have at least 1 hour to prepare, these are worth every minute! If you want to prepare the crepes ahead of time, just separate them by a sheet of wax paper on […]

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Despite its name, Hummingbird Cake is not made from or for hummingbirds. It is a moist, flavorful cake made from a relatively simple recipe. Many speculate that the cake’s name is due to its sweetness. The origin of this cake is said to hail from Jamaica, and another name for it is The Kingbird Cake. […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Kiss your can goodbye… this homemade tomato basil soup recipe is so creamy and heartwarming you won’t even need a grilled cheese! INGREDIENTS 4 cups onion, diced 2 cups carrots, peeled and diced 8 large tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped 2 cups lightly packed basil 8 cups canned diced tomatoes ½ tsp white pepper 8 […]

Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Once you try zucchini noodles, there’s no going back. Zucchini noodles (aka zoodles) make it 100x easier to eat healthier and to still enjoy all of your favorite pasta dishes guilt free. Healthy zoodles cooked in butter, garlic and parmesan, this extremely flavorful and fragrant dish makes an unbelievably delicious and healthy dinner in under […]

Apple Butter

It’s hard to find any apple butter, let alone good apple butter in the grocery store these days. Making apple butter is a great way to preserve the fruits of an apple harvest. Apple butter is delicious on buttered toast. Although apple butter takes time to make, the upfront part is easy! Ingredients2 Tbsp. unsalted […]

Garden Fresh Salsa Fresca

Use the bounty from your garden to create a delicious and spicy salsa! With tomatoes, tomatillos and serrano peppers, this recipe is sure to please your palate! GARDEN FRESH SALSA FRESCA Makes about 4 to 5 cups 4 large tomatoes 5 tomatillos, husks removed 4 cloves garlic 4 serrano peppers, stems cut off ¼ white […]

Coloring Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes

The history of Easter Eggs is a long one. The egg is a symbol of rebirth and new life. Spring is the time of rebirth – all of those plants that were sleeping underground are awakened and begin to grow, marking the beginning of a new growing season. With Easter falling in spring, eggs and […]

Corned Beef Pickling Spice

The wearing of the green is nearly upon us, so is the season of green beer and corned beef and cabbage. You might be surprised that this traditional meal is actually one that was adapted and changed when the Irish immigrated to the United States. Pork was the preferred meat in Ireland, but was too […]

Lavender Devils Food Chocolate Cake

Sweet and Savory, the delicate scent of lavender enlivens food dishes with its fresh enticing flavor. Many people have experienced lavender only in the classic herbs de Province mixture, but there are many more uses for this versatile herb. Although some chefs prefer to use angustifolia, the lower camphor and resin content of ‘Provence’ makes […]

Savory Mushroom Soup

Enjoy a delicious recipe made from mushrooms and fresh herbs, a fabulous dish for a special dinner or just because is cold outside. This is definitely an upgrade from the condensed cream of mushroom soup of your childhood! It’s best to use a nice mix of mushrooms, but if you’re going to buy only one […]