Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

I woke up in the middle of the night freezing cold.  Even though I had a fuzzy warm blanket and my son snuggled up next to me, it wasn’t enough to keep me warm.  I managed to sleep the rest of the night, but first thing this morning, before I even made coffee, I lit… Continue reading Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese

30 Days of Renewal -Day 9 – How to Make Chive Blossom Vinegar

For weeks I’ve been waiting for these flowers to bloom.  Ever since I read about making flower flavored vinegars.  When Quirk Books sent me a new cookbook called Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher I was excited to try cooking with these new flavors I’ve never experienced before.  Hollyhock Scones, Dandelion Wine, Daylily Cheesecake, Calendula… Continue reading 30 Days of Renewal -Day 9 – How to Make Chive Blossom Vinegar

Green Salad with Beet and Carrot

The rainy season is here!  Bright green grass now covers the ground.  The grapevines are rapidly losing their leaves.  A fire in the wood burning stove is now a nightly necessity and we have swapped our summer clothes for winter ones.  This is my favorite time of year.  Around here we get rain that falls… Continue reading Green Salad with Beet and Carrot