Tag Archives : Thyme


Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip and How Omega 3s Can Help Multiple Sclerosis

My mom is an amazing woman.  We talk every morning and she is my coach, friend and therapist all rolled into one.  Never have I met a more positive, loving and gentle soul. She devotes herself to helping others and listening to their problems, at the same time battling a degenerative disease – Multiple Sclerosis. MS is […]

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pumpkin Sauce and Fresh Squash Blossoms

Celebration of Fall from the St Johns River Farmers Market – Stuffed Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic, Sage, Pumpkin Sauce and Fresh Squash Blossoms 2

What do you do with squash blossoms? This was the question I heard over and over from customers at the KyV Farm tent set up at the St Johns Farmers Market at Alpine Grove Park last Saturday.  There are many fried and stuffed recipes on the internet so here is a unique one that showcases […]


A Breakdown of Cooking Oils and a Roasted Summer Veggie Shepherds Pie with Corn, Tomato, Onions and Quinoa 1

You’ll be tempted, but resist the urge to add any oil or butter with this recipe if you use all fresh ingredients. Just try it and see what happens.  Let your seasonal veggies shine through and enjoy the real flavors that each adds.  Every layer is perfectly delicious in itself – roasted tomatoes become sweet and tangy, potatoes become […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Thyme Pizza with Garlic Chive Pesto with Dr Hermann Riesling and Organic Pares Balta Penedes Garnatxa Cabernet 1

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegetarian dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case, mushrooms, thyme, butternut, garlic and chives. The wines to pair are Organic Pares […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual dish today – a mixed […]


Super Sexy Sweet Potato, Butternut and Cabbage Soup

Can I just ask whose idea was it to take a perfectly good foot and decide that the heel of it needed to be four inches taller?  In fact, the toes are too wide. Let’s stuff them into a pointy shape like a gnome hat and call it fashion. Furthermore, why is it that we continue […]


Second CSA Bag of the Season and a “Turkey” Tempeh Recipe, Perfect for the Holidays!

My second KYV Farm CSA bag, once again, had such variety. Thanks to KYV! Radish and Broccoli Bok Choy and Lettuce  Onions Kale Golden Beets Pigeon Peas Arugula Now-for the “turkey” tempeh-I have a confession. I was going to cave. I’ve cut out meat and have been doing awesome, but for Thanksgiving I was thinking […]


Cranberry Bowl with Sauteed Spinach, Black Eyed Peas and Couscous 3

Is everything as crazy for you as it is for me?  The holidays, extra responsibilities at work, taking care of a 3 year old and keeping in touch with friends and family all contributes to the craziness.  But the other day, I was lying in bed, looking up at the ceiling, thinking WOW, I have […]


Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Pumpkin Cream Sauce

I learned something really interesting today from my coworker, Sarah.  Her son, Jake, did a fabulous presentation on plastic.  Have you heard of the Great Garbage Patch? It is this huge garbage mound of plastic in the middle of the ocean that is “roughly the size of Texas, containing approximately 3.5 million tons of trash. Shoes, […]


Sundried Tomato and Thyme Vinaigrette 8

 There is one question that I almost always ask before I ever take a bite of food at a new restaurant.  The answer to this question will almost always tell me what the quality of the food will be and whether I will return. So far my question has had a 100% success rate.  How is that for stats? Granted […]