savory tomato cobbler


There are so many ways to start using up the gorgeous tomatoes that are growing in your garden this time of year! Or, if you’re like me, you take advantage of the heirlooms you can buy at the local farmer’s market and farm stands. I talked about my favorite hippie lady in THIS POST and…

koshary bowl {egyptian street food}


I like making a big pot of rice and beans, whole grain pasta, or quinoa at the beginning of every week so we have a good base for healthy “bowl” lunches. This makes a bunch so you’ll have enough for quick lunches all week or to feed a big crowd (your vegetarian friends will love…

scenes from the past week


river city days, red wing mn ~ 2014 food truck spinach pizza grilling under the 118 year old oaks in our back yard jeff takes a pic of the steaks sun tea a thrifting/antiquing excursion farmer’s market produce another awesome book enjoyed with iced tea on the front porch wine and willows… a birthday happy…

grilled ponzu chicken tacos with sweet chipotle crema


We’ve definitely been on a taco kick this summer. Here’s another delicious way to make them! These are a great menu item if you don’t want to heat up the house… Just marinate the chicken thighs and grill them over charcoal until the juices run clear. Grilling the meat for these gives them a wonderful,…

berry love salad {with creamy balsamic dressing}


Yet another tempting salad to entice you makes 4 large dinner salads: 8 cups spring greens, arugula or baby spinach 8 oz. crumbled feta cheese or chevre 2 cups hulled, sliced fresh strawberries 2 cups fresh blueberries or black berries 4 thick slices purple onion, chopped 4 large grilled chicken breasts, cut into strips and…