May 3, 2015
Years of food blogging can start to becomd a challenge—you eventually use up all of your tried-and-true recipes. But somehow my recipe for this delicious and easy salmon spread appetizer escaped. I have made and shared it many times over the years, so it’s about time I shared it here!
Salmon Spread Appetizer with Crackers
Appetizers are often the bad boys of healthy eating but it doesn’t have to be that way. Not all recipes are filled with fatty ingredients and served with chips! This salmon spread appetizer is loaded with healthy, omega-3 rich, salmon (canned so it is convenient and economical) and has nothing worse on the fat scale than lite cream cheese. Serve it with whole grain crackers and you can put away the guilt. And it can be easily converted to gluten free by using gluten free crackers. Continue Reading →
Apr 26, 2015
Ever have a recipe that’s been on your “try” list… absolutely forever? I hate to admit it, but waaaay back in 2011 (when interviewed for winning a recipe contest), I pledged to master Oysters Rockefeller.
Oysters Rockefeller with Wine
Ahem. Fast forward four years. Continue Reading →
Apr 22, 2015
Recently I had one of those “could have had a V8 moments.” I realized I could keep my fuchsia plants alive over the winter, and propagate fuchsias from cuttings to grow more in the spring. Although winter may cause the plants to go a bit dormant and lose the beautiful profusion of flowers, they’ll come back in the spring!
Fuchsia from photographer “anaxila” via Flickr
It all started with a hanging fuchsia fetish—and a bit of a tragedy. You see every year, I buy at least one hanging plant to spruce up my garage. Generally all is well, but two summers ago, my vacation plant waterer completely missed my fuchsia. By the time I got home, it was a mass of dried sticks. Sadly I set it aside, since it was too late to replace. Continue Reading →
Apr 19, 2015
I saw a picture of these Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies in an Eating Well Magazine. And, I must admit, their picture looked even better than mine. Not that I didn’t wouldn’t gobble mine down in a heartbeat mind you.
Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies
When our local market had no oysters for this afternoon’s planned recipe, these blondies just called out to me. What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than baking a sweet treat! And you know, one of my book club members is gluten intolerant so I almost had to try these. Nowadays having a gluten free recipe in your back pocket is practically a necessity. Continue Reading →