Grilled Peach, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad Pizza

To make myself happy, I put out some food and decided I would make a simple dinner for the family that I could use for my guests as well. I had thought about making a basic pizza, as we love pizza and really have not had one in a while, but then I ...more

The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Pickles 5 Ways

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be pickling pretty much anything you want in no time at all! ...more

Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious

Here's another perfect Meatless Monday recipe for anyone with a surplus of zucchini—and if you also have fresh garden tomatoes, that will only improve this Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious. Annalise says the ingredients are flexible; you can use any seasonal veggies for the filling made with vegetables, ricotta, and herbs. And don't worry if your pie-making skills are not that advanced; this recipe has fantastic instructions for making pie crust in the food processor. ...more
This looks phenomenal RT BlogHerFood: Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from ...more

Seasonal Eating: 6 Ideas for Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too. I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up. ...more
I get a ton of tomatoes from my CSA!  More than we can eat before they go bad.  I toss them into ...more

Melon Sorbet {quick & easy}

Gather your ripe cantaloupes and honeydew melons. Melon sorbet is an simple yet sophisticated, thirst-quenching treat. For this recipe, use your ripest melons—cantaloupe, honeydew or some variation (and there are many these days) ....more

#vkidsdoittoo: Highlights From The Hashtag

A few weeks back, as I was preparing for our camping trip, I got to thinking about quintessential childhood experiences. Those cliches, like a hot dog at the ballpark, popcorn at the movies, and of course – s’mores on a camping trip. And there are other, non-food-related ones as well: going to the zoo or circus, wearing cute and fashionable clothes, or joining in extracurricular activities ....more

Cooking from the garden: Linguine with Tomatoes, Ricotta and Basil

Tomatoes and basil from the garden (or the farmers market) combine with ricotta cheese and linguine for a quick, creamy vegetarian dinner. Recipe below. It’s August, and that can only mean one.. ....more

Berlin workshop foodphotography & styling recap

Wow, I cannot believe it has been almost one and a half month ago that we had our workshop foodphotography and styling in Berlin! The recap took a bit of time to complete so sorry about that, but here it finally is! It was an incredibly hot weekend in Germany, and many a sweatdrop has been shed… The location of the workhop Landgut Borsig was beautiful, nothing wrong there ....more

Amish Apple Goodie

Amish Apple Goodie is the Amish version of old-fashioned apple crisp. The streusel topping and simplicity of this recipe will make it a long-time family favorite. Do you love apples? ...more

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 221

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week! Want to join in?Just choose a bento (please, just one bento or post or link) you've made from the last week you want to share, copy the URL of that post from your blog (you may need to click on the title to get it), and enter it into the linky below.Click on the "Add Your Link" button to add yours and follow the steps, it's simple, I promise! ...more

Simple Southern Potato Salad

Before I wrap up all my summer recipes and suddenly come at you with cinnamon-pumpkin-autumn everything… it’s time to introduce you to the BEST potato salad ever. It’s easy. It’s delicious ....more

Favorite eggplant recipes from The Perfect Pantry {vegetarian, gluten-free}

My husband Ted doesn't adore eggplant, so it's not often that I manage to incorporate it into dishes we both enjoy. At this time of year, when we're eating as much corn and tomatoes as we can -- and as much zucchini as we can stand -- it's easy to forget about eggplant, which is also at its peak right now. To make sure you don't pass over eggplant at the farm stand, here are a few of my favorite eggplant recipes, perfect for summer ....more

Potato Sandwiches

It’s no secret I love Indian street food. Potato sandwiches are definitely one of my favorites, and they are amazingly simple to make at home! Really they are just a step up from grilled cheese sandwiches, but so full of flavor ....more

Rerun : Rails to Trails The Virginia Creeper

A new post from She Wears Many Hats. This Rerun features one of my very first posts here on She Wears Many Hats: The Virginia Creeper Trail, part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy Progam. We’ve taken a few trips to ride the bike trail, but are long overdue for return jaunt ....more