Dill Pickles

I’m going to continue on with my latest trend of pickling garden produce, and introduce you to my Dill Pickle recipe. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Ingredients: fresh Cucumbers cut into rounds (enough to fill 2 pint jars or a quart) 4 thinly sliced Pearl Onions (or a 1/4 of a…

Dilly Beans

I’ve had a prolific crop of green beans this summer which means indulging in one of my favorite pickles – the Dilly Bean! One of the beauties of this recipe is that you can pull it together in as long as it takes you to boil your pickling solution, which for my is about 10…

Honey & Adobo Glazed Carrots and Pearl Onions

Inspired by the produce I picked up from the local farmstead, I decided to toss my recent purchases in a mixture of honey, adobo, and fresh dill, and then throw them on the grill. Simply delightful. Ingredients: Veggies (I went with the carrots and the pearl onions, but I bet these would also be a…

An Italian? Spring Roll

Here’s another one of my imaginative spring roll combinations. We’ve still got the basic veggies, but alongside them we have some Italian inspired additions including a spicy Soppressata, some fresh, creamy mozzarella, and a fragrant hint of basil. Another refreshing summer time snack! Ingredients: Spring Roll Wrappers thinly sliced Soppressata sliced Fresh Mozzarella sliced Avocado…

Smoked Salmon Spring Rolls

As the scourge of hot summer days continue, I’ve been hiding away at the beach. This has, as you can probably imagine, cut down on both my kitchen and blogging time – not that I have any reason to complain. I’ve had a gloriously relaxing couple of weeks, where my primary concern has been, when’s…

Pickled Beet and Chorizo Orzo Salad

It’s the time of year when cold salads abound, from the classic potato and pasta salads, staples of most summer barbecues, to the healthier whole grain salads such as quinoa tabouli and blue cheese farro.  An all-in-one salad that is cool, light, refreshing, and nourishing is a staple to my summer diet, and every year…