Who Doesn’t LOVE Beef Stew!

Who Doesn’t LOVE Beef Stew!

One of my favorite presents from Christmas is a cast iron dutch oven. I really like making one-pot meals likes soups and stews, but it's really annoying when you have a bunch of pots and pans to clean after making what should be a very simple meal!  The dutch oven completely fixes this issue. You can cook on the stove and then move the pot right into the oven without switching to a different pot or pan.  Is it just me or do you find that the older methods of cooking make way better food than all … [Read more...]

Pesto-fest!

Pesto-fest!

Recently I came across a couple of recipes on the internet for homemade fresh pesto along with some delicious sounding recipes courtesy of Cold Climate Gardening.  For some reason I always thought pesto was one of those crazy, time-consuming sauces that you only order at a restaurant because it is so difficult to make.  (I don't know what I was thinking!) I then started researching pesto and all these delightful little blog entries filled with many, many delicious-sounding recipes came across my … [Read more...]

Tomato Cucumber & Avocado Salsa

Tomato Cucumber & Avocado Salsa

Looking for a simple and quick recipe that uses some of those yummy garden-grow tomatoes and cukes plus is a delicious complement to many meals?  This salsa is one of my favorites!  It is great simply scooped up on some tortilla chips and amazing with steak, chicken or fish! Tomato Cucumber & Avocado Salsa Ingredients 1 medium English cucumber, seeded and diced 1 medium firm-ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 medium tomato juice of a lime salt pepper 1 tablespoon garlic … [Read more...]