By the end of summer, like most gardeners, I have an over abundance of tomatoes and squash. I came up with this recipe to use those veggies that were piling up in my fridge. Veggies Au Gratin seemed like the way to go.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
This time of year, summer vegetables are plentiful, generally affordable, as well as readily available, either from your garden, your farmer's market or your local grocery store. If you have a small garden plot, like I do, you probably have an abundance of tomatoes and zucchini right now, so I developed this recipe with a pile of both sitting on my kitchen counter.
Friday, August 8, 2014
I made this Scottish marmalade cake for the premier of Outlander, a new series on Starz, that begins tomorrow night. It's adapted from a series of books by Diana Gabaldon. I'm a big fan of this historical fiction/love story, and have been eagerly waiting to see these characters come to life. It's the story of an ex WWII combat nurse, on a second honeymoon in Scotland with her husband, who finds herself swept back in time to 1743 Scotland after touching some standing stones. Here's a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnaqypyJDHs
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Apricot Season is over for us, we have about 5 lbs of dried fruit and 30 lbs of frozen fruit put away. For the two weeks that is took to harvest them, we ate apricots morning, noon and night. One of my favorite new apricot recipes is this one for Apricot Almond Coconut Bars. They were so good, I made them twice.
Friday, July 4, 2014
A really good BBQ sauce is an essential ingredient of 4th of July grilling, so when I went searching the web for a starting place, I typed "award winning BBQ sauce" to begin my search. This recipe by Kevin from Extraordinary BBQ popped up. He suggested that we take his award winning recipe and make it our own, so that's exactly what I did.
Friday, June 27, 2014
June is my favorite month in the garden because it means we get to eat these amazing, giant, juicy apricots. They're our favorite thing that we grow and we can barely wait for them to ripen. This is the largest crop of apricots we've ever had, I guessing that we will harvest at least 100 pounds. I picked a second basket this morning and Mr RK weighed it out at 22 lbs.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The first holiday weekend of summer is upon us and we've been busy planting the garden so I don't have any new recipes to share with you but I thought I'd post some of my past favorites to help you plan any events you may be hosting or attending. One of my all time favorites is this Roasted Asparagus Salad with fresh tomatoes, figs and pine nuts.