Fresh Lemony Bean Salad

We have had beautiful warm weather all the way into mid-October, allowing our summer vegetables to have a second season of beautiful fall produce. The pole beans are doing especially well this year with abundant harvests weekly.  As you can see from the photo, the children have been having a blast hiding in the bean … More Fresh Lemony Bean Salad



Triple digits just hit us this week so there goes any incentive to cook and make the house even hotter! It’s not even officially summer, yet! Since it’s Father’s Day weekend I was thinking of barbecuing for my husband and this chilled soup will be the perfect first course, or possibly main course if it … More WATERMELON GAZPACHO

“Roasted Ratatouille with Grits”

Gathered some of the last of summer veggies from the garden this week and realized I had the makings for ratatouille.  I love roasted vegetables, especially tomatoes; it really brings out their sweetness.  While the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant were roasting I sautéed the other vegetables and then combined everything together with some fresh herbs … More “Roasted Ratatouille with Grits”