Zoodles and Yoodles with Garlic (GF)

July 16, 2014
IMG_5366WHAT INSPIRED THIS PASTA DISH THAT ISN'T? A small gadget known as the "julienne peeler." The peeler can quickly turn zucchini into thin noodles, or "zoodles." Use it to peel yellow squash, and you'll have "yoodles." Sauteed, these zoodles and yoodles recall good spaghetti when cooked al dente -- but without the carbs! Read more »

Your July 2014 Tomato Report…& Mine

July 14, 2014
IMG_5155HOW ARE YOUR TOMATO PLANTS PROGRESSING? Are they producing the fruit of your dreams -- or are they fighting the effects of foul weather? My tomato report, followed (I hope) by yours: Read more »

A July Stroll in the Herb Garden

July 10, 2014
IMG_5138Nearly two months have passed since we last visited the Herb Garden. Would you like to see how the plants are progressing? Grab a drink and join me outside: Read more »

Blackberry Buckle

July 9, 2014
IMG_5234Today, I picked up some beautiful blackberries from my favorite farm store, and turned them into a Blackberry Buckle. A "buckle" is named for its rustic, or "buckled" appearance. It's simple to make and divine to eat. Read more »

Lily the Beagle’s Thundershirt Experiment

July 7, 2014
IMG_1498DOES YOUR POOCH suffer anxiety during thunderstorms? Lily the Beagle certainly reacts.. She pants. She trembles. She follows me from room to room. Read more »

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014
fireworks2IT'S BEEN A CRAZY-BUSY WEEK. My friend Harold arrived from London.Then my partner, Will, arrived from New York City. Read more »

Kale Chips!

July 3, 2014
IMG_4713I LOVE KALE CHIPS. I love them on hamburgers. I love them on pasta. I love them all on their own, and will munch them freely while binge-watching Bates Motel on NetFlix. Want something crisp and delicious that doesn't invite guilt? Make these crispy greens! Read more »