• Farmers Market

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    Green Nectarine Smoothie

    One of my favorite Farmer’s Market buys of this summer has been nectarines. Every week I anticipate the large piles of scrumptious white and yellow varieties along with the fuzzy […]

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    Le Rouge Chicken with Roasted Fall Veggies

    A few months ago I discovered “Label Rouge” chickens.  The Label Rouge program began in France in the 1960s, a movement led by Farmers to raise high quality farm chickens […]

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    Strawberry Cucumber & Mint Lemonade

    Looking for refreshment that is going to help you thru this August summer heat? Talk about heat, I was just in Las Vegas where the temperature was soaring. It was […]

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    Angel Hair Pasta with Salmon Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Sauce

    This Salmon Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno Sauce is made with my favorite garlic spread from Majestic Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato Jalapeno. If you haven’t tried it, it is excellent as a spread […]

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    Red Pepper Fettuccine

    The highlight of my summer has been the co-sponsorship of Cooking with Melody in a newly opened Farmers Market in my neighborhood. It’s been incredible to have access to fresh […]

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    Farmers Market Salad with Blood Orange Dressing

    In addition to enjoying all of my homegrown produce, I am absolutely in love with the Farmers Market this summer. Every weekend I look forward to what’s available. I’m always in search […]

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    Sugar and Spice Grilled Peaches

    It’s summer time and I am smiling because my garden is in full bloom! For the past month we have been enjoying our treasured peaches. They grow big and plump. […]

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    Summer Squash and Potato Soup

      Summer Squash and Potato Soup This light, flavorful, and healthy soup is one that your family will enjoy, especially in the summer when squash is in season.   Ingredients […]

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    Zucchini Flower Quesadillas

    In my first vegetable garden my zucchini’s were the most successful. They would grow as big as baseball bats and still taste sweet inside. They are most beautiful when they are small with the zucchini flower attached. You could find them at local farmers markets. Here is my take on zucchini flower quesadillas. If you can’t find zucchini blossoms you can make the recipe with zucchini alone.

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    Watermelon Salad

    This is a perfect salad for a summer barbeque or an evening snack.

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    Heirloom Tomato Salad

    I love all of the bright colors of heirloom tomatoes…yellow, red, green, orange and red. This salad is a great breakfast or lunch meal.