Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Are you looking for a way to use up all those tomatoes? Try this super simple recipe! Baked Parmesan Tomatoes 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano and fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions: Preheat oven to…

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tarts

Goat Cheese and Tomato Tarts With all the fresh tomatoes coming in, one tomato dish per day is making me look for all kinds of tomato recipes. This one is really good and the tang of the goat cheese is very tasty. If you are not a goat cheese fan, substitute any of your favorite…

Stuffed Cucumbers with Herbed Cottage Cheese

Stuffed Cucumbers with Herbed Cottage Cheese Mix 1 small container of cottage cheese with your favorite fresh herbs or use a dried herb seasoning when fresh are not available. Try tarragon, oregano, parsley, chives, dill, chevril, garlic chives, basil. Add some fresh cracked pepper and 1-2 garlic cloves minced, a bit of chopped onions or…

Dehydrating Garlic

Fresh garlic is easy to dehydrate. All you need to do is cut the garlic into pieces and place on your tray and dehydrate. I have an Excalibur brand and set it at 125 degrees for about 8 hours and it was done! Easy!

Harvesting the Produce

Here are pics of produce that has been harvested from my garden this year Beets blanched and ready to freeze. Put the whole beet with one-inch of stem attached into boiling water. Boil the beets until almost tender then put into a sink of very cold water, peel skin and cut off stems, cut and…

Beet Marinara Pasta Sauce

After freezing beets- both red and golden I decided to make myself a dish with some pasta for a change! Ingredients Yields: 6 servings 1 (16-ounce) package mini penne 1-½ tablespoons salt 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 bouquet garni (see tips) 4 tablespoons olive oil (or any other vegetable oil) 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 small beets 2 tablespoons tomato paste…

Mango Strawberry Kale Salad

Mango Strawberry Kale Salad This salad will be a hit and what a way to use fresh kale from your garden Ingredients: One small bunch kale leaves stripped from center spine and chopped 1 cup cucumber chopped 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 mango skinned, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup currants or dried cranberries One  small…

Beet, Blue Cheese and Almond Salad

What better time of year to taste fresh beets when they are ready to dig. Beets with blue cheese are might tasty! Try this for your tastebuds. Beet, Blue Cheese and Almond Salad 7 medium beets, (I use a combination of yellow and red when I can) 1 small clove of garlic salt 3 tablespoons…

Skillet Risotto with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

  What is better than all fresh ingredients in a nice skillet meal? The best part is that you change up the tomatoes and corn for other veggies like Swiss chard, peppers, egg plant, okra, zucchini, yellow squash, kale, and whatever else you have in the garden or purchased from the farmer’s market!! Risotto with…