Monthly Archives: June 2012

Red, White, and Blue Crostini

We have an abundance of full-flavored red and black raspberries in the garden this year and these sweet and savory crostini are a simple and flavorful way to showcase them. This recipe is mostly my husband’s invention–I just added the … Continue reading

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Iced Rooibos Tea

It is going to be close to 100 degrees this week and that’s when it is nice to have something cool and refreshing to drink when coming in from the heat. I drink Rooibos tea all year long, but I … Continue reading

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Lemon Lavender Bread

Many years ago, on a trip to London, we stayed in a charming flat in the Chelsea area. It was July and the front path of the building was lined with lavender in full bloom. It was beautiful, smelled lovely, … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Blackberry Strawberry Pie

This recipe came about by accident when I was making a strawberry rhubarb pie, ran low on strawberries, and added a container of fresh blackberries to compensate. It turned out to be a great combination. We have harvested close to … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Garlic Scape and Parsley Gremolata

Our garden is thriving and I love walking around the yard each day observing the new growth. This week we have picked the last of the rhubarb, turnip greens, spring onions, and garlic scapes. My husband bought some fresh sockeye … Continue reading

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Sautéed Greens and Peas

I pick up my CSA bag each Friday and look forward to cooking with the ingredients on the weekend. This week my bag had, among other things, arugula, radish greens, peas, and carrots. I made this tasty little side dish … Continue reading

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese and Cannoli Cream

My family just returned from 3-1/2 weeks in Japan. I am so happy to have them home. I was unable to go with them so, while I had a lot of quiet evenings alone, I kept myself busy in the … Continue reading

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