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Make the Best Ever Blueberry Pie

  What I look forward to most in summer isn't just days at the beach and bare feet. It's more than my garden, the blooms and daily picking and eating -- though these are essential parts...

Lemon Verbena | An Herb with a Twist

  Lemon Verbena is one of those herbs. One for the must-grow and learn to cook list. It’s fragrance is amazing, enough to send you over the moon, tart and more lemony than lemon, if...

Rose Hip Jelly

All rose hips are edible and nutritious (offering one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C) but, as with any fruit, some taste better than others. I find the hips of rugosa and...

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my...

Cooking with Edible Flowers: Garden Fresh Summer Rolls & More

Looking for simple, easy ways to cook with edible flowers? I have a few, all-time favorite recipes and tops on the list are summer rolls. Though I also love candied blooms for sweets, tossing petals...

Kale and White Bean Pasta

To put it mildly, I'm bonkers about this dish. Obsessed may be a more appropriate description. It's my trusty, well-loved, go-to recipe, Kale and White Bean Pasta. Here's what makes it amazing: It's made with just...

How to Make a Cold Processed Fruit Shrub

  One of my latest obsessions are cold brewed shrubs. What’s a shrub? Only the most unlikely and equally as wonderful combination of fresh fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It may sound lip puckering, or downright...

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze...

Winter Harvest Stew with Carrot & Apple

This winter harvest stew with carrot and apple is a new family favorite. It’s really a stoup because it’s chock-full of veggies and it’s perfectly thick but...

Mom’s Brown Stew

  Fall is here and so too is my mom’s brown stew. The seasons are like that, reminding me of foods I may not have considered since the year before. Days on the calendar pass,...
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