Balsamic


Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Hen of the woods, bears head tooth, giant puffballs and the shaggy mane. They aren’t names of characters in a children’s book – they’re names of edible mushrooms! Ever wondered how in the world people identify edible wild mushrooms? Most of the store-bought mushrooms we eat today are grown on […]

Mushroom Gills

What is a Pattypan Squash? I’ll tell you all about it and share a delicious recipe – Grilled Pattypan Squash Stuffed with Bacon Tempeh, Quinoa, Daiya (Vegan Cheese) and Onions

Pattypan squash is what is known as a summer squash – all parts of it are edible, including the skin and seeds. There are TONS of benefits from eating this delicious squash. It’s full of vitamin C and A and specific antioxidants that are wonderful protection for macular degeneration and cataracts. […]


Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the […]


Florida Coastal Fresh Fig Chutney

Before I am off to go camping once again I have resolution for those of you trying to figure out what to do with all those fresh figs off your fig tree.  Make fig chutney! This chutney has some really nice layers I think you will like. Sweetness from the […]


Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad.

I don’t know about you, but I loathe unloading the dishwasher.  It was so horrible that until recently would actually hand wash the dishes in the sink rather than unload the dishwasher.  Why the avoidance?  Because I had about 300 different plastic containers shoved in the “plastic container cabinet” with mismatched lids, brands […]


Creamy Sweet Onion Balsamic Dressing

If you could come back in a second life as a vegetable what would you be? For some reason this was a question that my dad and I would discuss on a fairly regular basis. Now that I’m actually writing this I’m wondering if we are of sound mind. Regardless, […]


Grilled Vegetable Panzanella with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Saturday we had a cookout at my friend Justine’s new place at the beach.  I’m so happy for her as they are close enough to ride bikes to the beach and her mom and aunt live less than five minutes away.  My assignment for the cookout was to make the salad.  Originally […]