Apricot and Lavender Tart + A Giveaway

I’ve been a big fan of Anya Kassoff’s blog Golubka for a long time. It’s a lovely site full of gorgeously-photographed, health-promoting recipes, many of which are vegan and raw.

Summer Fun + Cold Cucumber Soup

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post: I don’t think I’ve ever taken this long of a break! Why the silence? No particular reason except

Iced Coffee Frappe

Summer’s almost over and I haven’t yet shared my iced coffee frappe recipe? This is a problem. A problem that must be remedied immediately. If they weren’t super expensive (and

Fresh Salsa | Healthy Green Kitchen

Fresh Salsa with Heirloom Tomatoes

I grow many types of organic heirloom tomatoes each summer. Though I have made and water-bath canned several different kinds of cooked salsas in years past, I decided not to

Pickled Purslane

My house has a longish rocky driveway and purslane grows like crazy along the edges. I also find it in my garden beds, so I eat it quite a lot.

Apricot crisp from www.healthygreenkitchen.com

Fresh Apricot Crisp

I spent much of last weekend visiting with dear friends I haven’t seen in years. We enjoyed lots of great conversation and feasting: it was so much fun! I made

Quinoa Salad from Healthy Green Kitchen

Quinoa Salad with Black Beans + Corn

Do you have a favorite summertime potluck dish? I do and you are looking at it! I’ve been making quinoa salad in one form or another for years. I like

Sylvie’s Sensational Summer Salad Round-Up

Today it is my great privilege to introduce you to Sylvie Shirazi of the incredibly lovely blog Gourmande in the Kitchen. Sylvie put together a stunning round-up of summer salads

Blueberry Refrigerator Pie

Ashley English certainly is a busy woman. She’s a gardening/backyard chickens/honeybee enthusiast like me… she’s also an amazingly prolific writer with five (!) books under her belt. Her latest book,

sweet pickled tomatoes

Sweet Pickled Cherry Tomatoes

The amount of tomatoes I’ve harvested from my garden this year has been nothing short of astonishing. I was determined to grow enough so that I could live off tomato

Red Currant and Lime Sorbet

I bought some red currants at my town’s Farmer’s market recently. I was so pleased because they’re not easy to come by, and I cannot overstate how much I enjoy

Roasted Strawberry Agua Fresca with Basil

When I learned that you can- and should!- roast strawberries, I was kind of shocked. While conceptually this makes perfect sense (because what fruit or vegetable does not improve with

Raw Fig and Blackberry Tart from Healthy Green Kitchen

Fresh Fig and Blackberry Tart

I love tarts and pies but I hate making crusts. I find typical pie crusts difficult to get right, and even if a crust made with all natural fats and

Preserving Herbs

As the summer begins to draw to a close, I still have a lot of beautiful herbs in my garden. I can’t possibly use them all in recipes before they

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

When you’ve got lots and lots of tomatoes in the garden and you’re looking for new ways to cook ’em, here comes a slow roasted tomato recipe to the rescue.

Lemon Cucumber Pickles

Having a great harvest of cucumbers this summer means I’m getting creative with the pickle recipes. These feature the lovely little lemon cucumbers, and they have wonderful spicy flavor from

Cantaloupe Salad

This cantaloupe salad with lemon balm and lemon cucumber is delicious and very simple to make. Lemon balm (Melissa officianalis) is an herb I am very fond of; I grow