Preserving Fresh Herbs – 6 Ways For Summer Flavour Year Round

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh herbs are such a joy for cooks (and eaters). I’m always excited to see the first spring shoots, usually chives and parsley, showing their heads in the herb garden. By midsummer the herb garden is flourishing with them as well as basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, dill, sage, mint, lavender and oregano. Everything coming from my kitchenRead more

Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro & Salsa Verde

Spanish Stuffed Peppers with Farro and Salsa Verde

Stuffed Peppers have always been a favorite of mine. Especially this time of year when I have peppers in my garden. I’ve been picking the peppers a little small, so today when I had a bunch of them, I knew I wanted to stuff those little babies. They are at various stages of yellow, orangeRead more

Parsley Pesto – Walnut Pesto Recipe

Parsley Pesto

Pesto is usually made with basil and pine nuts, but you can also make it with other herbs or nuts. I made this one with parsley and walnuts, two ingredients that are plentiful here. I have lots of parsley in my garden. In fact, it’s kind of out of control.  If I let it, parsley will take overRead more

Potato Ceasar Salad with Bacon

I have been day dreaming about making this salad since the start of summer! It’s potato, ceasar salad with bacon, and I have finally put it together, and it is seriously delicious!   Potatoes and bacon are a perfect pair, and the radishes in this dish add a peppery crunch and some pretty colour. (I pulledRead more

Parsnip Puree – Creamy Pureed Parsnips

Parsnip Puree

A parsnip puree is a great way to use a delicious and super nutritious veggie that doesn’t get much attention. Parsnips are wonderful and tasty and worth checking out for your next veggie fix. Parsnips are related to carrots, and they taste a little like a carrot with just as much sweetness. With their cream coloured flesh, theyRead more