Spaghetti with Roasted Tomato Sauce

This will be the first in the series of three posts on super yummy dishes that you can make just by roasting all your roma bounty.  Romas are great for sauces because they have few seeds like many of their other tomato brethren.  They take about 75 days to mature and once these puppies are […]




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Goodbye Old Friends – Garden Fresh Tart

Dear Zucchini and Squash, I want to thank you for your lengthy and highly generous visit.  You graced our dinner table night after night and you certainly never disappointed our taste buds.  Whether you were sauteeing in a pan of hot olive oil or baked with fresh herbs and cheese, we were always happy to have you […]




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Ice, Ice Baby – Time to Freeze the Zucchini Squash

I have REALLY enjoyed my nightly squash at the dinner table, but even if I ate squash for breakfast, lunch and dinner I still couldn’t possibly consume all the squash that is practically running from the garden into my produce basket.  With so much squash on hand and nobody else willing to take if off […]




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Zesty Summer Squash Penne Pasta

Well, folks, I am holding true to my word, so here is the first official summer squash recipe.  I would be remiss to say that I cooked up this delicious dish last night, when in fact I caved and cooked a frozen pizza, but I do want to make one thing clear, that is not […]




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Grown to “Scale”

Last spring my incredible husband delievered his talents yet again by building me my dream garden.  I have said before that my grandfather was an expert gardener, who passed along his talents to my expert gardener mother, who passed that down to my expert gardener sister, who passed down whatever was left of that talent to me.  Sorry, […]




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O Basil! My Basil! – An Ode to Pesto

Oh, Basil! My, Basil! the dreaded wait is done; You started as a little plant and now my gardening has won; The kitchen is near, the food processor I hear, the pesto is forthcoming While fellow bellies try to wait, the hungrier we’re becoming But oh plate! plate! plate! Oh the empty stare of white Where on the stove […]




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Creamy Black Bean Tostado with Garden Fresh Salsa

It’s Cinco de Mayo and I’ve got places to be, so I am just going to get right down to business with this delicious, low-calorie, vegetarian  & super easy Cinco de Mayo delight.  It is not only tasty, but super filling and comes in just under 200 calories.  Make up a batch of I Ain’t […]




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Strawberry Basil Mimosa

What could be better on a warm Spring day than a mimosa???? I took inspiration from the beautiful Giada for this sweet and sparkly thirst quencher!! Garden fresh basil and deliciously ripe strawberries are combined with crisp Prosecco, local honey and San Pelligrino Limonata to create a zesty drink perfect for a weekend brunch. Strawberry Basil […]




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