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French Blueberry Galette

May 21, 2015
030Sweet, juicy blueberries. Zippy lemon zest. Flaky French pastry dough. Can you blame me for falling in love with this gorgeous galette? My step-by-step recipe: Read more »

Boxwood: An Extreme Makeover!

May 18, 2015
014Hallelujah -- my boxwood received its annual haircut yesterday. To accomplish this job, I rented a gas-powered hedge-trimmer from the local hardware store. I also rented a professional boxwood-barber, who groomed more than 300 shrubs in just four hours. Wanna see the before-and-after pictures? Here we go: Read more »

Roasted Radishes with Honey, Lemon, and Thyme

May 14, 2015
Roasted Radishes: My step-by-step recipe!What's crispy-tender and slightly-sweet? My own, special version of roasted radishes! Enjoy them as a healthy snack, or serve them as a side dish. You can even turn them into sexy seasonal Crostini, as I did last night. Here's the step-by-step recipe: Read more »

My Gardens in Mid-May

May 11, 2015
072KA-BOOM! My garden exploded last weekend, when a heatwave roared through the Hudson Valley. Suddenly the crabapples are cloaked in shimmering snow, the tulips are holding pale purple cups, the Dicentra is bleeding pink and white hearts, and...well, why not join me for a refreshing drink and a mid-May stroll? Read more »

Meet My Mother (and find gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day)

May 7, 2015
IMG_0125Would you like to meet my mother? Here she is, along with some delicious recipes and gift-ideas for Mother's Day! Read more »

Rhubarb Streusel Puffs!

May 4, 2015
054Yesterday, if only to satisfy my curiosity, I grabbed a sheet of (store-bought) puff pastry, and cut it into quarters. Then I topped each quarter with a handful of rhubarb and some oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. The result? Gorgeous, sweet, can't-stop-eating-'em Rhubarb Streusel Puffs! Read more »

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

May 2, 2015
flank steak chimichurri coverLately I've been plodding my way through a long list of garden chores. But since all-work-no-play makes Kevin a dull boy, I've also been making lots of fun things to eat! For instance, last night I whipped up some Chimichurri sauce, and spooned it over a pan-seared, oven-finished flank steak. Yum, yum, yum. Here's the recipe: Read more »