Tag: Fresh Produce

Elevating Simple Cooking

Good food makes life better but sometimes it is difficult to know what to do to add that extra flavor. There are healthy and unhealthy ways to add extra flavor. Lets go through a few! Unhealthy Adding extra butter, heavy creams, and bacon grease will provide that rich flavor to foods. Sometimes there is not

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Lemon-Berry Meringues

Last summer I found a Lemon Balm-Blackberry Meringue recipe and loved it. I tried that one and a Strawberry-Basil Meringue variation. Both of them were delicious. This summer I tried a couple of different variations and I think I found a new favorite. Use this meringue recipe but substitute the lemon balm for the zest of

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Lemon Blueberry French Toast

I love a good savory breakfast but sometimes you need something sweet. What could be better than homemade lemon-blueberry bread turned into French toast topped with a fresh berry compote and homemade whipped cream? The answer: not a whole lot. The recipes are an explosion of flavor that will leave you wanting more and groaning

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Foodie Friday: Pineapple Jam

One of the things that I love about food blogging is the adventure of finding new recipes to try. I have been trying my hand a quick pickling vegetables lately and decided to try making a batch of jam for when we had visitors recently. What could be better for summer that pineapple jam? I

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Summer Quick Pickled Vegetables

Summer is the time for light, fun dishes and for easy flavorful additions to brighten up recipes. I’m not I don’t can but I do enjoy making refrigerator or quick pickles. I posted about some in the past that turned out quite well and you can get that pickle recipe here. This summer, after being

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Foodie Friday: Lavender Hot Chocolate

I have been out of town recently on some pretty awesome adventures that I can’t wait to share with all of you. So I haven’t had time to cook up a new recipe this week. Instead I’m going to share something to warm you right up on a cool fall day: Lavender Hot Chocolate. This

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Foodie Friday: Mint-Quinoa Salad

Fresh and light food is perfect for long hot days. I found this recipe, modified it a bit and whipped it up. This recipe is nice and light and if you are feeding a lot of people it is easy to double. Ingredients: Salad: ½ C. Uncooked Quinoa 1 Large Squash – diced ¼ C.

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