Triple Berry Salad

Last weekend I didn’t want anything else but fresh blackberries. Its not quite blackberry season here in Florida, but I had a craving for some and wanted to make a fresh fruit salad.   I...

Spring Blooms in Florida

 Japanese Magnolia When I lived up north, by April we would just about be starting to thaw out from the cold, snowy winter weather. In Florida, we’ve been in warmer weather mode now for...

Mango Sorbet

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes seasonal summer fruit. While I like winter citrus, I really look forward to spring and summer seasonal fruit. Berries, mangoes and watermelon are my favorite...

Coffee Cake Muffins

Before going outside to enjoy the beautiful weather last weekend, I woke up early and made these muffins. These were the perfect start to a great weekend. You can see the streusel mixture swirled...

Coconut Lemon Macaroons_

Coconut Lemon Macaroons

For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to think of something to make for Easter that is fun, quick and easy. Ever since I had coconut shrimp a few weeks ago, I’ve been craving more coconut. When...

Herb Garden Details

While I love having fresh fruits and vegetables available year round, I don’t have much of a green thumb. I hate the watering, pruning and general preparation of the garden beds for planting. Luckily,...

Guacamole

Guacamole

  One night, when Brad and I first started dating, he took me to a local Mexican restaurant and offered to buy me dessert if I tried their guacamole. Since I never really had guacamole...

Cape Cod Chopped Salad

The weather here is starting to warm up and soon we will be planting spring vegetables. In the meantime, I am enjoying using up the last of the winter greens from our garden. I...

Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are sweet and full of flavor. I will pay anything or go anywhere for fresh organic strawberries. Late last fall, we decided to plant strawberries in one of...