Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify as they all have a [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|My Blogs, Preserved Foods, Recipes, Summer, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Noshing On Nasturtiums

I love eating flowers.  Their vibrancy and delicate petals provide a refreshing treat to the spirit especially on hot summer days.  Each flower, like anything else we ingest, will portray [...]

Sunomono (Hiya Somen)

Sunomono or Hiya Somen is a classic Japanese dish served as a refreshing meal along with relishes and cold vegetables during summer’s oppressive heat.  The bright sour flavor stimulates movement [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Recipes, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very lemony, so I usually use [...]

Vegetable (Potassium) Broth

Potassium broths are wonderful for quickly increasing the mineral absorption of the body.  They are useful for athletes during extreme conditioning, for those who are weak and recovering from illness [...]

Chicken Salad With Cashews And Grapes

This recipe has saved us a number of times on volleyball weekends. Easy to double and triple it became a must-have in the cooler for one team.  The salad is [...]

Basic Granola

  Another staple in my kitchen. I make up a large batch of granola at a time, altering the flavors and ingredients every time–life is too short to always eat [...]