Make Time For Arugula Nectarine Feta Salad

There’s never enough time! “This is no time to talk about time! We don’t have the time!… What was I saying?” Cmdr. Deanna Troi, Star Trek First Contact 1996 “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date. No time to say Hello, Goodbye, I’m late, I’m late I’m late.” Bob Dale I’m on my…

What Would You Make For Dinner?

Are you up for a challenge, Top Chefs? The prize, you ask? Uh….a sense of accomplishment. Yes a sense of accomplishment! Now stop procrastinating and Go! What would you make for dinner tonight? Here are your ingredients. Corn Red bell pepper Portobello mushrooms Carrots Swiss chard You may add seasonings and either a meat or…

Tomato & Basil for Bruschetta

Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes keeping company with basil and garlic? What’s not to love? Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants including vitamin C and beta carotene. They have a very good amount of the mineral manganese and a good amount of vitamin E.

Eggplant Parmesan With Pesto

I’m having a lazy Sunday, after an incredibly stressful week, writing my blog for Fiesta Friday. If you are a new blogger then you should find a weekly virtual group that will challenge you to write. Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener motivates me to create recipes and photos every week. I’ve made a commitment,…

Grilled Beets with Coriander

My father was an amateur master gardener. His retirement summers revolved around vegetable gardening. He loved to grow and eat beets. I confess that I am not even close to a master gardener but I used to try to grow vegetables any time that I had outdoor space for a garden. I have been successful…

Sesame Lime Confetti ZuNoodles

I love Asian inspired noodle dishes but I rarely eat pasta or rice noodles. I prefer to save my carbohydrates for fresh fruit and other unprocessed carbohydrates. As you can tell, I have been getting zucchini and carrots every week in my CSA basket from Mountain Bounty Farm. I also received fragrant cilantro. This is…

Three-Ways Roasted Vegetable Soft Tacos

Originally posted on Cooking with a Wallflower:
Filled with sweet corn, diced zucchini, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes, these tacos are soft in the center with a slightly crunchy edge. Quick to make and customizable, this soft taco is delicious and perfect for a summer meal with your family.   Toasted soft tacos are a new…

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: • 2 zucchini, shredded • 1 egg beaten • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or crushed gluten free crackers • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded • Add any fresh herb or seasoning that you like. I used oregano, lemon zest, dill, salt and pepper for a Mediterranean flare. Directions: 1. Shred zucchini with a…

Cilantro Chipotle Hummus

This 5 ingredient hummus is fat-free and flavor packed. It would be a great addition to a summer cocktail party with the girls. Serve with toasted flour tortilla chips or pita chips. I think a light summer cocktail of sparkling pink lemonade or Prosecco would go nicely. My recipe was inspired by the Cilantro Jalapeño…

Summer CSA

Oh how I love my summer CSA baskets! Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate:Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer’s lease hath all too short a date I’m sure Shakespeare was referring to the Summer CSA in Sonnet 18, although he could have…