Month: August 2013

One-Pan Pasta

Once upon a time, I saw a picture of a gorgeous platter of all different kinds of sliced tomatoes in Martha Stewart’s Living magazine.  I thought that it was the […]

A Picnic Dinner for Two

Last week, My Pirate whisked me away on a road trip adventure around the Washington State Peninsula to celebrate my fortieth birthday and our seventeen years of wedded bliss together. […]

A Lovely Sandwich

Yesterday, I made a lovely sandwich out of the garden following Deborah Madison's suggestion in her book Vegetable Literacy.  I've grown lovage and cucumbers in my garden for the past […]

Summer Tomato Salad on Brown Butter Toasts

Late August always leads to culinary debauchery in our kitchen.  All the fresh produce in the garden combined with my need to capture the last moments of summer create some […]

Blueberry and Basil Cream Biscuits

I made a perfectly respectable batch of blueberry coconut muffins for the herb workshop.   But, when I gave one to My Pirate for him to sample, he simply took a […]

Hazel Dell School and Community Garden Summer Program

Last summer, I was watching an episode of Garden Time and saw the host interview Barbara Nordstrom at her Hazel Dell School and Community Garden.  I pointed at the TV […]

Basil Blossom Ricotta

If you were coming over to my house for a warm August evening in my garden, I would make you some Basil Blossom Ricotta to spread on toasted baguette slices […]

Grow Your Own Herbs Workshop

Please join me at the Grow Your Own Herbs workshop at Pacific Park on August 17th at 10 am.  Eloyce O'Connor and Erin Harwood of  Garden Delights CSA and Herb […]

Got Kale?

This spring, My Pirate (hubby) requested that I grow a bed of kale for his breakfast smoothies. I diligently planted a six-pack of dinosaur kale (lacinato kale) and a six-pack […]

Potatoes in My Victory Garden

I have savored every bite of our potato crop this season, but the sight of the potato bed makes me wince.  They are UGLY.  But, this is what potatoes do. […]

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