Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Green about frisee?

Such a pretty addition to a gourmet salad, lovely, lacy frisee lettuce is more than just a pretty face! Frisee (pronounced free-zay) is rich in fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and E. Ever wonder why there are so few of those frizzy leaves of pale green that you see in salad mixes? Well, it’s because […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: High Fives for Fresh Chives

Chives belong to the allium family, making them close relatives to scallions, onions, leeks, and garlic. Chives have a mild oniony flavor with a slight hint of garlic, and a little goes a very long way. There are some great nutritional benefits to chives. They have antioxidant properties, can aid in digestion and they contain […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Grapefruit, The Great Fruit

I love the tang of a ripe, juicy grapefruit. Whether it’s sectioned and eaten with a spoon, tossed in a salad or peeled and thrown into my juicer, grapefruit makes an appearance on my table a couple times each week. Grapefruit is one of those fruits that’s in season when not much else is – […]

Dinner Diva: 5 Simple Suppers for Sweltering Days

Sometimes it’s just too darn hot to be in front of the stove-am I wrong? On those hot summer nights when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven or standing in front of a hot grill, it’s important to have a good arsenal of simple supper recipes so that you don’t resort […]

Tip, Trick, & a Recipe: Basil

Basil in a white pot on a white wooden surface

Fresh basil is one of the headiest, aromatic herbs and the smell of it makes me think of summer. Love dried basil in soups and stews, love fresh basil in salads, pesto (of course), pasta, bruschetta, and anything else I can think of. This is one of my most favorite fresh herbs! But it isn’t […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Ravishing Radishes

Not many people think of radishes as something more than a salad garnish – you know, pretty, but not something you necessarily want to eat. But radishes are actually great for snacks and including in meals! They’re spicy and sweet, rich in potassium, ascorbic and folic acid, vitamin B6, and calcium. A whole cup is […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Squash Blossoms

Squash Blossoms on a wooden tray laying on a dark teal wooden table

I enjoyed a bumper crop of zucchini this year from my garden, but I’m definitely over the beautiful orange squash blossoms for this season, sadly. Today, we’re going to give you a trick, a tip, and a great recipe to use with squash blossoms (and you can use any blossom, from any squash, even pumpkin!) […]