Garden Abundance Pesto

Garden Abundance Pesto

Every February I start getting antsy to put in my herb garden. Now, for most people, February may seem like a strange time of year to think of gardening. I, however, live in sunny southern Arizona and February is the most perfect time to get your gardening on,...
Tomato and Sunshine Salad

Tomato and Sunshine Salad

As you know from a previous post, I really love to grow things that I can use in meals for my hubby and I. This year we had two bumper crops: cherry tomatoes and basil. Fortunately, tomatoes and basil is a match made in culinary heaven. We have been eating tons and...
A Quick and Tasty Weeknight Dinner

A Quick and Tasty Weeknight Dinner

Both my husband and I work full time and when we get home from work, we want a fast but tasty dinner so that we can unwind for the evening. The key here is tasty. If it’s not tasty, why bother? I try to set a 30 minute time limit for myself in which to have dinner...
Tea With The Queen

Tea With The Queen

My husband, Simon, is English and one of the first habits that we began enjoying together was sharing a pot of tea with each other in the morning while preparing for work. Now this may sound like a very inconsequential ritual but it has grown into far more than that...
Smoothies

Smoothies

I love making smoothies.  They are a great way to start my day or as a quick pick me up in the afternoon.   There are literally infinite possibilities as far as taste and ingredients go, right? For some people, maybe not. As a from scratch cook, I have always wondered...
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