Pan-Grilled Baby Vegetables with Herbs–Recipe for Avoiding Ratatouille Fatigue


It’s the season when those of us who garden or haunt farmers’ markets are worn out from trying to use up the onslaught of zukes, yellow squash, peppers, eggplants, and herbs. The seemingly endless bounty is far too glorious to resist, but can become daunting to dispatch. No matter how lush, healthful and carefully prepared,…

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Raspberry-Peach Freezer Jam–Less Sugar, Better Tasting, Quicker Cooking, No Water Bath


With raspberries and local peaches in season now, I had to pair up this classic delectable duo and ready a batch of  wonderfully full-flavored, zesty jam. Not just any jam, but freezer jam–that is, one that is stored in the freezer instead of the pantry.  Freezer jams have a fresher, more natural flavor, brighter aroma,…

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Black Raspberry-Fresh Lavender Crumb Cobbler & Deep Creek Lavender Farm


Lots of my recipes are inspired by what I’m growing, harvesting, or find flourishing in both my garden and those I visit. The last few days have been filled with inspiration partly because I’ve discovered and picked more than 2 quarts wild black raspberries in the woods behind my house. I was also inspired to…

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