Kale has become one of my favorite vegetables over the past year. The health benefits are endless – Kale is high in Calcium, Antioxidants, Iron, Fiber, and Vitamins K, C and A, and is low in calories with anti-inflammatory properties. With all those benefits it is amazing how good it tastes. My food friends and […]

One of the great things about being a food writer is meeting other amazing people whose purpose and passion is centered around food. One of the people I’ve been lucky enough to become friends with during my food adventures is Kathy Hester, one of my favorite people in the world of food, blogger at Healthy […]

Eggplant and Zucchini have been coming out of my ears (nearly) all Summer long thanks to a luscious and bountiful garden season. Combining the two for a tasty baked Parmesan recipe was the perfect solution to using more of the produce lying around my kitchen. It was a big hit with my friends and I’ll […]

The Fall Season is almost upon us and that means our Summer gardens are churning out the last bits of their bounty as cool weather approaches. This past weekend I cleared the zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelon out of my raised beds to make way for all my Fall plantings. I’d already planted some Watermelon […]

Today I pulled up the last of my summer vegetable garden to make way for a Fall planting. As a result I had 32 tomatoes, some Cucumbers and other veggies in need a of a food home. This salad is a perfect use the Cucumbers and Tomatoes and I’ve been making it all Summer. I’ve […]

It isn’t Derby time right now, but Benedictine is certainly a Kentucky tradition and Derby favorite. This traditional Cucumber and Cream Cheese spread has been around Kentucky since the 1890s. The key to making it great is to squeeze as much water as possible out of the Cucumbers. A watery spread is no good. Benedictine […]

“Love is to people what water is to plants.” This post is Part 4 in a series of posts on A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. You can read the last post and discussion questions for Chapter 5 here. In this fourth session, our book group discussed Part II, Chapter 6, Relationships. This is […]

Fresh Summer Tomatoes are a must have at picnics and barbecues across America, but are nearly worshiped in the South. Big fresh slices, sprinkled with a little Sea Salt and dripping with juices, grace many a dinner (or breakfast) plate on a daily basis. Grainger County, Tennessee has some of the most amazing tomatoes I […]

As a kid, Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies were one of my absolute favorites. I would beg my mom to buy me a box at the grocery, and when she obliged I would take them home, eat them slowly and savor every bite. Magically, though it never occurred to me to replicate that childhood favorite, […]

Bok Choy is one of my new favorite vegetables this year, and I always ensure to keep it stocked in my fridge. I do prefer Bok Choy fresh and crisp in salads and not cooked down into a slimy mush (as you may know it in some fast food style Asian restaurants). Combine this lovely, […]

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