Recipes
Roasted Green Beans and Roasted Radishes

Roasted Green Beans and Roasted Radishes

    Eating your veggies  is easy when they taste like this! Here are two quick & simple summer side dishes sure to please! Let’s start with my roasted French Green Beans with Feta and Lemon!      Green beans are sniped, drizzled with olive oil and a good squeeze of lemon then sprinkled with tarragon...
Peach Perfect Peach Caprese

Peach Perfect Peach Caprese

  It’s peach season!  If you are looking for a simply delicious  NO COOK summer salad, THIS is it!     It’s my peach caprese salad on skewers. Caprese is a summer classic. Substituting slices of peach  gives this classic a fun and yummy  twist.       I picked up mouthwatering, sweet, ripe white peaches,...
Summer Nights! 425 Magazine Summer Issue!

Summer Nights! 425 Magazine Summer Issue!

Image via 425 Magazine  – Rachel Coward Photo   It’s the gorgeous 425 Magazine  S u m m e r  issue and it’s jam packed with everything SUMMER!  Now that we’ve put the 4th of July  to bed…It’s time to dive into summer mode –  full throttle! Had SO much fun pulling together this sumptuous...
The Blueberry Mule Cocktail - 4th Sips

The Blueberry Mule Cocktail – 4th Sips

      R E F R E S H  this 4th of July with a cool concoction ~ The Blueberry Mule! It’s packed with fresh market blueberries, chopped  ginger and garden mint. Vodka gives it a spirited kick, fresh lemon juice will make ya pucker and the sparkling water gives it the perfect summer FIZZ....
Flower and Herb Ice Cubes

Flower and Herb Ice Cubes

  Pretty up your summer sips  with edible flower and herb ICE cubes! So simple to make, especially if you are growing edible organic flowers & herbs in your garden! For this batch, I plucked colorful nasturtiums and flavorful mint from our kitchen garden  and filled our  simple ice trays with pretty petals and minty...
Grilled Fresh Peach Crostini with Lemon Ricotta

Grilled Fresh Peach Crostini with Lemon Ricotta

  This just might be the BEST summer crostini e v e r ! My grilled peach and lemon ricotta crostini with fresh fragrant basil! So yummy! It’s summer party food personified!   When culinary inspiration hits me….it usually looks something like this ~ with delish ingredients sprawled out on the kitchen counter. Ingredients like:  ...
Gin and Cucumber Fizz

Gin and Cucumber Fizz

  R e f r e s h  this summer with this COOL as a cucumber cocktail! The Gin and Cucumber FIZZ.  It’s just a splash of Hendrick’s Gin,      fresh cucumber, a twist of fresh lemon and soda water – poured     over ice!       Here’s to a sip of classic...
425 Magazine Secret Garden Party!

425 Magazine Secret Garden Party!

    Brooke Clark Photography via 425 Magazine   It’s a secret garden  party and YOU’RE invited! From a sweet as honey  cocktail and pretty DIY flower power chandelier {orchids – Fena Flowers!} to a delish  deconstructed spring salad,  join the girls and me for a fresh little garden gathering! Hope you’ll be inspired to throw...
Lilac Drop Cocktail

Lilac Drop Cocktail

    It’s LILAC  season, so this pretty perennial garden favorite is a thing right now. Lilacs are putting on quite a show and they   can be intoxicating  in more ways than one! Sure, the icy violet, deep purple and white blossoms are gorge and the fragrance is divine, duh…which is why I scatter...
Lemon Chive Butter

Lemon Chive Butter

    So many cha cha chive blossoms in our kitchen garden right now…SO little time. What’s a girl to do but make lemony chive butter! It’s delish on crusty bread or baked potatoes and it’s seriously simple and so PRETTY! How can you possibly let these yummy blooms go to waste?     Here’s...
Lemony Chicken Pasta with Rosemary & Truffle

Lemony Chicken Pasta with Rosemary & Truffle

  If you are looking for a quick & delish bistro style  dish, Here it is!  SNAP!     It’s a  creamy & lemony fresh pasta with parm, truffle oil and torn pieces of grilled lemon-rosemary chicken.     Okay, sounds a little complicated but it is so NOT! It’s just a bit of  a dance...
Healthy Take on the Shamrock Shake - Shamrock Smoothie

Healthy Take on the Shamrock Shake – Shamrock Smoothie

  Okay, I’ll admit to having a few shamrock shakes  in my day! If you want to go ‘green’  this St. Patrick’s Day ~ here’s a healthy alternative with my Shamrock Smoothie!     It’s just: 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt 1/2 a cup coconut water A few sprigs of fresh mint A small handful of...