Brie Basil Tomato Gooeyness

My mom is to credit for bringing this recipe into my life. First the recipe, then I will tell you about this recipe in the chit-chat section at the end. Ingredients: Brie cheese (full round – any size) Tomatoes (any kind – cherries have a nice aesthetic) Fresh basil Garlic Salt & pepper Olive oil…

Presto Pesto!

We planted A LOT of basil this year and were rewarded with small bushes in some areas of super fragrant and happy basil plants. We enjoyed it in quite a few dishes throughout the summer, but now that it is fall and the plants were starting to show that the colder weather was having an…

Amaretto Update

Back at the end of July we experienced Apricotageddon, which resulted in a lot of new apricot recipes. We are going through the jam quickly, but we have 33 jars, so it’s not a concern. Seriously though, lots of apricots, which means we had lots of apricot pits. Most I threw out but after a…

Zucchini Garden Salsa

Another great option for any zucchini you have that you just don’t know what to do with. Our house smelled so good when this was cooking that we had to keep one jar out of the canner so that we could immediately consume it. INGREDIENTS *Makes 8 pints 10 cups zucchini (grated or small chunks)…

Garden Chowder

So Zucchini is the theme of August, as I am sure it is for many gardeners. We are keeping up with the zucchini that our plant is producing, but have been diving into new recipes so that our freezer isn’t full of zucchini bread. We found an amazing winner, which we thought we should share….

Zucchini Relish

We are lucky, our Zucchini has conveniently gone through phases of not producing, which has let me catch up with processing them. These lovely vegetables are so easy to grow, and impossible to give-away because everyone grows them because they are so easy to grow. So here is an alterative to baking with it. Ingredients…

200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

Gourmet Beet Salad

We watch a lot of cooking shows and we recently watched a Masterchef episode where the contestants were cooking in one of the judges restaurants. They showed this delicious beet salad that I had to try to replicate. Granted, the replication is based on description and look only. It is pretty easy, and has a…

Summer Garden Toast

This is one of our go-to breakfast or dinner summer recipes. It is super simple and delicious! INGREDIENTS Bread – your choice Tomatoes Onions or shallots cucumber Hummus or goat cheese Salt & pepper Eggs Bacon DIRECTIONS Make your toast. I recommend a little darker toast because you are going to load it up with…

Brussels, beets, peppers…Oh My!

Another delicious recipe for you to enjoy. It is a simple summer recipe that is guaranteed to please. As with my previous recipe, chatter to follow so you don’t have to scroll for the good stuff (the actual recipe) This recipe makes enough for 4 people as a side, or 2 people as a main….