Tag Archives: fresh ingredients

sparkling water

Summertime Drink: Mulberry Sparkler

I always know summer is coming when our beloved mulberry bush is bursting with deliciously ripe, sweet and sometimes tart, fruit. This mulberry syrup uses up what we have in the garden and it feels like such a treat served over iced sparkling water.

finished salad

Perfect Sherry Vinaigrette

It sort of surprises me now, but from a young age (I think I was about eight) my mom always let me make the salad dressing for dinner. It was usually some variation of Italian, sometimes creamy, sometimes not, but it always made me feel important.

carrot cake

Best Carrot Cake

Carrots are growing like crazy in my garden right now, which is a perfect excuse for this cake that I absolutely love. Moist, tender and delicious, this recipe is a keeper.

pool reflection

Glorious Summer Day

I received a reminder e-mail this morning that this is the last day of the One King’s Lane Pinterest challenge to create a board inspired by your most glorious summer day.

pitcher of lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

There is something about lemonade that screams summer— the simple, fun, carefree days of summer. Even though some lemons are technically a winter fruit, my Eureka lemons are on my tree year round.

serving clafouti

Dessert in a Dash: Cherry Clafouti

I’ve made cherry clafouti before, but this was by the far the easiest recipe I’ve tried (and it was very forgiving with my limited pantry situation).

chicken salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. It’s pure comfort food– a surge of protein with a mayo chaser, what’s not to love? Here’s my latest take on this classic, inspired by the green spring onions and basil in my garden.