Tag Archives: recipes from the garden

Early Girl Tomato Soup

This fresh tomato soup was a creation from the surplus of tomatoes overflowing on my kitchen counter; it turned out to be a delicious, healthy family meal.

bowl of ice cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Today actually marks the first day after National Ice Cream Month. Typical me, I’m running a little behind, but it’s totally worth the wait.

fruit cake

Stone Fruit Cake

With guests coming into town and a bowl of stone fruit on hand, I decided to adapt this very forgiving strawberry cake recipe, I freelanced this time with donut peaches and plums.

dahlias

Summer BBQ

The goal of summer entertaining is making it relaxed, fresh and enjoyable— even for the hostess.

finished potato chips

Oven-Fried Potato Chips

I love making these chips now for my own family, knowing that the ingredients are so simple, fresh and from my garden.

glass close-up

London Calling: Pimm’s Cup

I am loving these cocktails as we roll into summer; it’s perfect for a round of cricket, croquet or oh, bloody hell…even watching Nascar. The only problem with this refreshing cocktail is that it’s hard to stop at just one.

appetizer set-up

Summer Appetizer

I’m currently lusting over this basket ricotta cheese from Bellwether Farms. And like most recipes on the site, it’s all about combining well-chosen, in-season ingredients to create simple, delicious food…it just takes a “few good men” to make for some pretty happy women.

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.