The hot summer weather has brought around one of the best parts of keeping a garden: harvesting tomatoes! Growing up, I hated tomatoes. Tomato slices where cold, slimy, tasteless burger spoilers. They were pale, mealy, mushy sandwich ruiners. It wasn't till I was introduced to garden fresh, vine ripened, in season tomatoes in my early … Continue reading Tomatoes!
I love strawberries. As a very small girl, I once sat and ate so many fresh strawberries that I broke out in a rash all over my little juice stained face. My mom loves to joke that this is why my hair is red. When the weather starts to turn warm and ripe berries flood the farmers markets and groceries … Continue reading Strawberries!!
Squash may just be my very favorite thing to cook. Hand me a squash of any size, shape, color, or season and I accept the challenge of unlocking the treasure with in! I always have some kind of squash, often in excess, rolling around our counter or pantry (much to the dismay of my husband) waiting to … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash!
In my father in-law's garden, right now, is a Meyer lemon tree dripping with lovely fruit ripe for the picking. Whenever I pass it, it calls my name and whispers to me all the lovely things I could be baking or cooking with its sweet juice or the zest of its golden rind. I had never heard … Continue reading Meyer Lemons!