It’s blazing hot here; over 100 degrees for the past week and it’s hard to find foods that are refreshing, crisp and welcoming, but this cucumber salad fits the bill. I can’t get enough of the slightly sweet and tangy dressing and the crisp cold cucumbers. This recipe would be great for a potluck or … More Pressed Cucumber Salad
I was intent on doing a Sunday cook to prepare healthy food to eat throughout the week. I wanted to make a vegan lasagna, but was annoyed when I found out the lasagna noodles I purchased had egg in them. I was going to go forward but when I looked online for vegan lasagna noodles, … More Vegan Ratatouille Lasagna
Ok, if you are like me you’ve tried to cut the kernels off a cob of corn only to chase them around the counter as they fly everywhere! Here is a simple tip for cutting kernels off the cob that you can thank me for later. Remove the husks and silk from your corn and … More Tip – Corn Kernels Cut Easy!
I almost NEVER buy salad dressings; if you keep a well-stocked pantry like mine, you can whip up any number of dressings that don’t include the list of unknown ingredients and additives that most commercial salad dressings contain. And … you don’t have more half-empty bottles taking up valuable real estate in your fridge. Finally, it’s a fraction … More Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dressing
I could eat soup everyday — as long as it’s homemade. Can’t stand the canned stuff, overcooked vegetables, a faint taste of metal…that is nothing to look forward to. So I make soup often, at least twice a week during the winter and on some lazy Sundays I will cook up two or three different kinds … More Italian Meatball Soup
Admittedly a squirrel, my panty is full to capacity of staples and condiments waiting to be utilized, be it for unexpected guests, my cooking club or in case of supply-chain interruption, earthquake, economic collapse or zombie apocalypse. It makes good sense, regardless where you live to have a stockpile of simple ingredients on hand to … More Sourdough Bread
My basil plants have been abundant this season! I planted three types in my hydroponic garden, sweet Italian, lemon and Thai. Only one seed of each and they just took off in the hydroponics. Then I scattered a couple more seeds around my tomatoes in hopes it would help deter the dreaded tomato worm (which … More Basil and Walnut Pesto
It’s appropriate that my current header is my hydroponically-grown, Thai basil. The plant just exploded in our hydroponic garden and suddenly I had a basil plant that was about three feet in diameter! I tried using some in a regular Italian basil pesto and it just wasn’t right, and two weeks late the basil plant … More Thai Basil Pesto