Mexican Breakfast Scramble with Peppers and Black Beans – Grow. Eat. $ave.


So I had every intention of making omelets with all the fixings you see here last night. Then I remembered that we had a makeup soccer game. So I scratched the omelet idea (because they take longer to make!) and went with a scramble instead. All the same ingredients...just as delicious outcome! Perfect way to use some peppers from the garden or farmer's market. I only used … [Read more...]

Roasted Broccoli with Golden Raisins and Peanuts – Grow. Eat. $ave.


Broccoli Raisin Salad. Quite possibly my favorite "cold vegetable" salad. When thinking about trying a new way to fix broccoli, I kept going back to my favorite cold version of broccoli raisin salad. But it didn't sound right as I thought about it. Maybe it's the chili weather, or mourning the loss of summer (yes, I am in mourning. Not a winter person here.), or all the … [Read more...]

Balsamic Tomatoes with Feta and Fresh Herbs – Grow. Eat. $ave.


This could be my most favorite flavor combination from this summer. From the bold balsamic to the tangy feta to the sweet basil and the perfect taste of vine ripened tomatoes. It's so raw. And fresh. And delicious! A few weeks ago (before the squirrels took over), I made this recipe with the striped tigerella tomatoes...a new variety for me this year, thanks to my friend … [Read more...]

Garden Update – The Squirrel Battle Rages On…

imagine photo of half eaten mini acorn squash here So I was our watering the other day. Could have been middle of last week...I have lost all sense of time as we have started back to school, back into a routine, back into life flying at warp speeds. Anyhoo, it was recently. I soaked the planters on the patio (from the west side) because it has been hot and my plants are … [Read more...]

Tomato Eggplant Frittata – Friday Night Bite


As we head into this holiday weekend, I thought I'd leave you with a simple breakfast for dinner recipe. Or it would be perfect for breakfast this weekend, as you hang out with family and friends! This may in fact be the most flavorful frittata that I've ever made. This is not to put a damper on the other frittata recipes featured here or in my Breakfast and Lunch cookbook. … [Read more...]