How to blanch peaches, tomatoes and apricots
Fruit, General Information, Vegetables and Salads

The Easiest Way to Peel Peaches, Tomatoes and more #TastyTuesdays

Tis the season for beautiful tomatoes and peaches and apricots and nectarines. And if you want to can them or make jam, cobbler, ice cream and the like you need to peel them. PUT DOWN the vegetable peeler. You'll just end up ripping the soft fleshed fruit. Instead you want to blanch them. All blanching… Continue reading The Easiest Way to Peel Peaches, Tomatoes and more #TastyTuesdays

Mango Salsa - sweet mangoes, salty olives and zesty peppers are combined for this mouthwatering tomato free salsa. Great with chips or as a fruit salad.
Appetizers, Fruit, Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Mouthwatering Mango Salsa plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

In this simple Mango Salsa, the flavors of the sweet mangoes, salty olives and zesty peppers combine for a mouthwatering taste sensation. You can serve it as a salsa on chips or tacos, etc. Or try it like a fruit salad. I had to make a few substitutions to the original recipe below based on… Continue reading Mouthwatering Mango Salsa plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Summer Treats: Popsicles - not your ordinary popsicles: blueberry basil, strawberries and cream, whole fruit patriotic pops, strawberry kiwi and more.
Desserts, Fruit

Summer Treats: Popsicles plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Last week we had so many inspirational dishes shared. But, since today is officially summer I had to feature one of my favorite summer treats: Popsicles. But these aren't your ordinary colored sugar water in an ice tray ice pops. These bloggers really stepped up their frozen treat game with some wonderful combinations. Clockwise from… Continue reading Summer Treats: Popsicles plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Strawberry Shrub - simple syrup of fruit, sugar and vinegar. Use to make a delightful summer drink, salad dressing or dessert topping.
Beverages, Fruit, Sauces

Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

While perusing one of my favorite linky parties I stumbled on this recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Shrub from at The Whole Serving. And I knew I had to try it. And not just because I had a half flat of strawberries in the fridge a friend gave me. It intrigued me. A "shrub", you ask?… Continue reading Made It Loved It – Strawberry Shrub

Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad - a healthy brown rice salad with apples, cranberries, carrots, onions and pecans. vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free
Fruit, Rice, Side Dishes, Vegetables and Salads

Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

Today is October 20th so it is our monthly Crazy Ingredient Challenge recipe posting day. A group of bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together, create a recipe and all post about it on the same day. This month we have Apples and Chives. Be sure to scroll to the bottom… Continue reading Apple Pecan Brown Rice Salad – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

20 Summer Produce Recipes
Desserts, Fruit, Main Courses - meatless, Soup, Vegetables and Salads

20 Fabulous Summer Produce Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Get away from me with all of your pumpkin and apple recipes! It is only September 1st! It is still SUMMER! At least for 3 more weeks. Or at least can we wait until Labor Day. It is still time to savor the vine ripened tomatoes and zucchini and watermelon and spicy peppers. Enjoy them now before they… Continue reading 20 Fabulous Summer Produce Recipes – Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Watermelon Rind Preserves
Fruit, Relishes, Jams and Jellies

Watermelon Rind Preserves – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

We had a fun week on Tasty Tuesdays last week. I pinned and yummed like crazy. I can't wait to see what you all brought to the table this week. Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? I have a special surprise gift for those that do coming later this week. Just add your e-mail… Continue reading Watermelon Rind Preserves – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up