That's Shocking!

Have you ever heard of shocking your vegetables to keep them fresh longer?  Well, guess what ... it works!  It's been reported that veggies will stay fresh 4 days longer than normal if you shock them with hot tap water.  Here's how to do it:...more

Vegetable Pasta Stew

The other day I made this Vegetable Pasta Stew for my family. At first I did not plan to take photo of it and publish it on the internet, but then I thought – why not? It is simple enough, tastes great and it is healthy in every way,: low-fat, low-carbs, full of minerals, vitamins and fiber. I hope you’ll like it as much as we do... more...more

Curried Cauliflower

It’s September and I don’t know about you but I don’t need to look much further than my local grocery store for inspiration for dinner. A note about cauliflower; I don’t usually like it! I find the fumes that come off it when it’s cooking to be noxious but I digress! This recipe is ridiculously easy and it’s so delicious that I’ve found a way to eat cauliflower (besides in a soup); I don’t like not liking a vegetable, especially one with the healthy benefits of cauliflower....more

TaylorMade Roasted Vegetable Spread, Dip, Sauce or base for any dish

I love getting my kids to eat vegetables without knowing it.  I use this roasted vegetable base for soooo many of my dishes.  My kids LOVE this roasted veggie sauce poured over pasta and have NO idea they are eating pureed roasted vegetables.   I have used it in hummus, a base for soups, for sandwiches, dips and so much more....more

Garden Update1

Sunday, May 26, 2013    Garden Update 1   ...more

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Warm Season Vegetable list

I had mentioned before that making a garden plan is a good idea. While you still have time to make a plan for you warm season vegetables, it is always a good idea to plan ahead....more

Plot Early: Make a Garden Plan

With winter dragging on, and the days slipping by quickly, being prepared may just give you the biggest yield of your garden. If you are a first time gardener, or your past few years have been difficult, you will need to make a garden plan. You do not need to have a complex garden plan, just a simple outline of what is being planted, where at in the garden, and around what time....more
Great post! I have a community garden plot, and I love it. Granted, it is always a work in ...more

Eggplant, Potato and Pepper Gratin

Before you move on, I promise you, this gratin is so worth making! My husband had a “meh” reaction when I told him this is what I was going to make one night for dinner.  But, once he tasted it, he LOVED it!  He’s my toughest critic, so take his word on this one. You can also mix and match the vegetables you use. For example, you can replace the mushrooms with zucchini. ...more

Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce.

I hear many people shy away from one of my favorite foods. Asparagus. This is probably one of the best tasting vegetables of all time. An earthy crunch, beautiful green, and smelly pee....more