Aromatic and Tangy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

A restaurant that my friends like to visit, makes the most delicious cilantro lime vinaigrette. It’s rich and silky, and reminds me a little of a pesto sauce. So I thought I’d give it a try and attempt to create a similar yummy dressing.  Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette Recipe I love the beautiful green color of the… [Read More]

Make an Inexpensive Herb Garden in a Burlap Sack

Make an inexpensive herb garden in a burlap sack. The perfect portable gift for those who like gardening and cooking. It can be set near a door for easy access, so you can snip what you need quickly, even if it’s raining outside. Today’s theme for Tuesdays in the Garden is Mother’s Day garden-themed gifts… [Read More]

2017 Plants of the Year: Great Choices for the Garden

The 2017 plants of the year are some of the best places to get ideas for new plants. These are plants that each garden association choose every year. The great part is, they are typically some of the easiest most versatile plants you can grow in the garden.  2017 Plants of the Year I have been… [Read More]

Hanging Herb Garden

It’s my sister’s birthday this month. She blogs over at My Life Cookbook. Many of her posts are about healthy recipes so I thought it would be nice to give her some fresh herbs that she can use all summer. Hanging Herb Garden She has a huge backyard that is fenced in with a pool… [Read More]

Meyer Lemon Crab Salad Appetizer

Some of you who have been with me since the beginning may know that I received a great Christmas gift from my husband last year. A Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree. I had it outside all summer and recently brought it indoors since the nighttime temperatures are consistently dipping below 50. The good news is that… [Read More]

Cooking with Herbs – All About Cilantro

People say that when it comes to cilantro you either love it or hate it. I love it, but my husband does not, so when I’m cooking with cilantro ,I sometimes use it as a condiment or topping on the side. Sometimes I’ll substitute flat leaf parsley in a recipe that calls for cilantro so I can… [Read More]