Our Summer Faves

It’s that time of year again…yes, the back-t0-school, end-of-the-summer, what-do-I-do-with-all-this-great-produce?  time of year! I love […]

Future salsa at the watauga Farmer's Market

Homemade Salsa in 5 minutes

We’re on the countdown to Cinco de Mayo and all the delicious Mexican food that […]

Mash avocado and add this 5 minute salsa to make a tasty Cinco de Mayo treat

How to Make Kale Chips

I have to admit. I was a skeptic. I have never liked kale in any […]

olive oil and spices on kale chips

Keeping some Christmas balance with fruit and veggies

Okay, I admit it…if I have lots of Christmas goodies in the house, I do […]

Veggies for juicing

Homemade Applesauce

This week I’m making applesauce…a LOT of applesauce. This batch, and probably most of the […]

spoonful of homemade applesauce

Ginger’s Oven-roasted Ratatouille

About three weeks ago, my friend Ginger started my Ratatouille journey with a gift of […]

Roasted Ratatouille with venison

Catherine’s Ratatouille

  I have a confession. I’ve never liked eggplant. Not even a little. Until I […]

flavorful ratatouille

Fresh Blueberry Season

The first question is always, where can I go to pick blueberries? Then, where is […]

handful of blueberries

Tomatoes stuffed with Bleu cheese and crab

These delicious treats started out as appetizers and ended up being dinner! I’m still using […]

Roasted Tomato and Poblano Pepper Soup

Not all tomato soups are created equal. Some are WAYYYYYY more equal than others and […]

Roasted Tomato Potato Soup

So have you been wondering what to do with those fabulous oven-roasted tomatoes? Yes, you […]

Oven-roasted Tomatoes

Oven-roasted tomatoes, where have you BEEN all my life? I was initially just trying to […]

CSA Bounty + Pesto vegetable ragout

I realized tonight as I was happily chopping vegetables in my finally-NOT-blazing-hot kitchen, that I’ve […]

How to make pesto without pine nuts

Is it possible to make pesto without pine nuts?  And why would you need to? […]

Summer Vegetable Casserole

Nearly 25 years ago, I was blessed to marry into a family that takes  food […]

Summer Ratatouille

I have discovered that I LOVE eggplant in this ratatouille!  This is major news.  Have […]

Grilled peaches with balsamic honey sauce

My mother- and father-in law are adventurous cooks who bless us with their experiments whenever […]

Partial Pecks of Pickled Peppers

We recently bought 4 quarts of fresh jalapeno peppers. We love jalepenos and my amazing […]