I love veggies, and among my favorite is broccolini. Broccolini is not baby broccoli, instead it is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale created back in the 1990’s. This is NOT some genetic engineering… More
I love creating recipes, and I especially love the challenge of creating gluten free recipes. I’ve had many people ask me how I come up with my recipes. Usually it all starts with a blank piece of paper and a pen. I jot down my ideas and rough out my recipes on my own. Like many bloggers, I’ve come up with a combination of certain ingredients that just plain work well together. My recipes are not knock-offs, they’re original creations that I have tested.
Are you sneaky? Like hiding veggies in your recipes to amp up the nutritional value? Well, if you answered “yes” then this recipe may be right up your alley.
Despite the fact that more snow is forecasted to fall tomorrow (no April Fool’s joke), I know that warmer weather is on the horizon! So I am transitioning my thinking to the sun-drenched days ahead. Come spring and summer I am always trying to create recipes that come together with relative ease (and with little time in the oven as well). This Lemon & Berry Slab Tart fits the bill. It was part of our Easter dessert table, but I think that it will be a festive recipe for Memorial Day or July 4th as well, and that’s why I am making sure to share the recipe with you (so I have it as well).
On a foodie level, this time of the year is a little bitter sweet. While I am ready to say goodbye to the long, cold winter, I am hesitant to say goodbye to my fall and winter cooking. My dinged up, decades old stock pot receives plenty of love and use over the course of those six months. So many hearty, heart-warming, slow-cooked soups, sauces, and family favorites have emerged from it. Their scents have filled our home and taken the chill from the air. They’ve put the comfort in food.
Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Around this time of year, when the winter weather begins to subside (hopefully) and the warmer days of spring emerge, I begin to think about blueberries and look forward to July. July in Jersey is prime time blueberry picking. There is nothing quite like fresh, ripe blueberries plucked right from bush. They are simply amazing
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