Category Archive for: ‘Recipes’

The Ultimate In Salty And Sweet Olive And Fig Tapanade

Olive and Fig Tapanade

Do you like the combination of salty a sweet? The addictive combination is incredibly popular for a reason. There is research to show that there are certain sweet taste receptors on our tongues that are activated only when sodium is also present. Whatever the reason, sweet and salty are SO FREAKING GOOD TOGETHER! While I’m not adverse to salted caramel …

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DIY Dog Cookies That Will Drive Dogs CRAZY Full Recipe

The Homemade Dog Cookies That Makes Dogs Go Squirrley

You know who deserves a treat? The garden protectors. Well, they may also be the garden destroyers at times digging holes–burying bones, trampling plants, and eating the snow peas–but they are pretty darn good at keeping critters from running amok.  So how do I thank them? First I bark, “hey you two, quit all that barking,” and then I (sheepishly) realize …

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Bumbleberry Jam Recipe

Bumbleberry Jam

What’s a bumbleberry? Do they grow in bumbles? On bumble bushes? In a bumble patch? Yes! Bumbleberry is a mixture of at least three different kinds of berries so they do grow in bushes and patches. Perhaps on trees and vines as well. This recipe for Bumbleberry Jam comes to us from the Best of Bridge Home Preserving recipe book. …

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Garden In A Cocktail A Salad Bowl Gin And Tonic Custom

Salad Bowl Gin and Tonic

Remember our last savory gartending recipe, the Green Gargoyle? That left me drooling for more from Greg Henry, author of Savory Cocktails and this Salad Bowl Gin and Tonic. It’s just the thing to quench summer thirst. This drink feels like summer. Make it with the very best summer tomatoes or don’t make it at all. Backyard beauties are best, but farmers’ …

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Fresh Basil recipes

15 Ways to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Here are some recipes that go beyond the norm and help that basil last throughout the year.

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Layered Caprese Salad In A Mason Jar

Portable Caprese Salad in a Mason Jar Recipe

This perfectly portable recipe comes to us from the author of Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go, Julia Mirabella. You may remember that Julia has dropped by before to share her recipe for Spinach, Blueberry, and Blue Cheese Salad in a Mason Jar! Check out that post for instructions on layering a mason jar salad. Caprese Salad Caprese …

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