How to fancy up that cocktail hour.
This tasty, protein-packed salad is easy enough for everyday and beautiful enough for holiday.
One special weekend deserves one special pie.
This almond citrus cake is a healthier cake, a delicious cake, making it a perfect for January cake.
You know I’m a huge fan of all things local. And there is no fish as fresh as fresh off the boat.
A bunch of these lemonade jars sitting in a bucket of ice looks so much prettier, fresher and greener than a line-up of juice boxes.
Don’t let the term “preserved” scare you; this is much easier and quicker (really, only minutes) than traditional canning.
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.
Reader Thom writes: Dear Val, I have tons and tons of lemons (oranges and grapefruit too) and I’m going to use your lemon dressing tonight, but what else can I make with all these lemons? -Thom There are lots of suggestions and recipes on the site. Preserve your lemons and give them out as gifts. […]
Meyer lemons are great for salad dressing as well. Here is one of the easiest dressing recipes I’ve ever done, and it has great crowd appeal. Even the children love it. It goes perfectly with all my leafy greens that are growing so well in the garden right now: mâche, butter lettuce, romaine lettuce, arugula, mesclun, and wild arugula. I simply trim a small amount of each to make my own “Valerie” salad mix—it’s the definition of fresh, and oh so delicious.