Category: summer

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Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

Bruce and I started a semi week off. I say semi because we never get a real week off without a client having some sort of an emergency. Such is life for a business owner. Plus I have projects in the midst of approvals. Definitely, slowing down this week and focusing on us and all the small moments. We started the week venturing through … Read More Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

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Zucchini Casserole

Summers, as a kid in the 1980s, were filled with long days in the pool with my cousins. If you listen close enough I think whispers of Marco can still be heard to this day floating over the pool with inevitable Polo replies hanging in the air. One classic game known to a select few would be bucking bronco. Perhaps not a well known … Read More Zucchini Casserole

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Relaxing & Planning

This week we are taking some time off for the 4th of July Week and enjoying the warm weather and quiet moments of relaxation. Planting is all but done and now it is just time to watch the flowers grow. We may be doing some late season sowing soon to give us a little more inventory for later in the season so stay tuned … Read More Relaxing & Planning

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Poppies, Hydrangeas & Zinnias

As the seasons change from Spring to Summer the planting time dwindles and we wait patiently for the flowers to grow. A week goes by then another and we see them grow slowly throwing out shoots and greenery, teasing us with what is about to come. Then the weather changes and the heat index rises along with rain showers that wash over the fields. … Read More Poppies, Hydrangeas & Zinnias

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Avocado Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pizza

A few years back I received an OONI pizza oven for my birthday. I had never heard of one before but the minute that I saw it I was fascinated. “You mean I can make a pizza in 60 seconds in this little stainless steel pizza oven?” Truth be told I was skeptical at first but as I used it more I started to … Read More Avocado Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pizza

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Raspberry Sunrise

Saturday’s are back underway this summer! All of our friends are vaccinated and ready to roll. Yay! We’ve been meeting most Saturdays for cocktails for a few years now. The pandemic and winter didn’t stop us. I’ll share some of our Winter shenanigans later. We adapted through pandemic with smaller gatherings, single serve munchies and cocktails to reduce sharing and double dipping issues. Now … Read More Raspberry Sunrise

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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

This summer, I’m all about the bites and cupcakes. Watching our calories makes me very conscious of every little thing I put in my mouth. Being on Noom for over a month has taught me that I can eat what I want but not always as much as I’m accustomed to and also that if I overindulge in one meal I’ll be paying for … Read More Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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Gumbo

Louisiana Style Stew bursting with Cajun Flavor Ingredients 10 oz Frozen Cut Okra (*Fresh Okra if you’re lucky) 4 tbsp Salted Butter (which is half a stick) 1 Yellow Onion (Large and Finely Diced) 1 Green Bell Peppers (Finely Diced) 6 Stalks Celery (finely diced with leafy tops) 1 bunch Scallions (Sliced) 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Cut into Small Chunks) 1 lb … Read More Gumbo

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Orange Scones

Orange Scone Recipe Scone Ingredients 2 cups Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 cup Sugar or Stevia 2/3 cup Milk 1/2 cup Butter Icing Ingredients 1 cup Confectionery Sugar 1 tbsp Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Extract 1 Orange’s Zest Directions Preheat Oven to 350 Prepare Baking Sheets with Parchment Paper Add Scone Ingredients into your mixer and mix … Read More Orange Scones

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Swiss Romanesco Quiche

Quiches brighten up any morning INGREDIENTS 1 prepared pie shell Six eggs 1 cup Swiss cheese shredded 1 cup cream 1 tbsp butter 1 cup Romanesco chopped ¼ cup chopped onion Borsari Savory Seasoning Parmesan Cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 Chop onion and Romanesco. Sauté with butter until onions are tender. Prepare 8-9” pie plate with shell Beat six eggs and cream. Add … Read More Swiss Romanesco Quiche

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Basil Genovese

One of our favorite types of Basil is the Genovese Basil Variety. We usually start seeding this basil Mid March. It’s a classic Italian variety of Basil that produces all year for us. We use it in various recipes through the season. My favorite is just cut up on pizza. Available when in Season /**/

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Apple Trees

I love apple trees. Is any garden complete without an apple tree? The spring blooms in the summer can look like a cloud of white. When I was young, I would buy an apple tree for my dad at the local General Tractor for father’s day or his birthday. He’s always loved apple trees. One of the main reasons it brings wildlife into the … Read More Apple Trees