Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Crema and Garden Salsa

I’m trying to add more fish to my diet and sometimes it can get boring! I had these salmon fillets in the freezer. I wasn’t in the mood to grill and it was too hot to turn on the oven. … Continue reading

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

It’s pickle season! The farmer’s market is full of those beautiful cucumbers in every size you can think of. I used to make 2 dozen quarts of these pickles, processed in a water bath to seal the jars. But now, … Continue reading

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Curried Smoked Turkey Salad in Avocado

My husband smoked a turkey a few days ago. We have so much I’m not sure what to do with it all! We put some in the freezer and I made this delicious salad for my lunch. It was so … Continue reading

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Vegan No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

Ice Cream. What says summer better? And on this summer solstice, I offer to you a delicious, dairy free ice cream made with delicious, fresh summer strawberries! It’s super easy and really refreshing!

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It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!

Corn on the Cob day? Yep. A special day to celebrate that summer treat we all look forward to. Grilled, roasted, or boiled, these golden gems grace our barbecue parties, picnics and dining room tables. So what’s the best way … Continue reading

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Baby Artichokes with Garlic Scapes

I had never heard of using garlic scapes until a few years ago. The scape is the bud that starts to form at the top of garlic. This is removed late in June to encourage the bulb to get bigger.   … Continue reading

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Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

I love this time of year. The farmer’s market is huge and full of so many fresh treasures! I spent the day with my brother and brought home so many delicious treats. Here is a great salad made from fresh … Continue reading

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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

I remember when I was a kid and dad would take us to Balboa Island. We’d cross on the ferry and drive down the main street. We always stopped at a little window (that’s the way I saw it) and … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Ale Braised Chard

I love lamb chops and I love picking up fresh sides at the farmer’s market. I found this beautiful rainbow chard and decided to braise it with some IPA and serve it with some chops. The result – a wonderfully … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Muffins

I went to the farmer’s market last weekend and found some rhubarb! I thought it was finished for the season, but lucky for me Spring had a late start. My mom used to make rhubarb and we’d eat it over … Continue reading

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