We are officially into the season of cozy stews, squash-coated pasta, and pretzel buns. This time of year, my cravings lead me even deeper into the realm of carbs and while I have no qualms with such a fate, it is important that I have a complimentary, vitamin-packed side dish near at hand to balance the scales.Read More
Tomato season has reached its peak and this bruschetta fiend cannot squeal obnoxiously enough.
I love how many varieties of tomatoes are accessible these days. I do not know if ever saw anything but a red tomato when I was younger, but now produce bins are teeming with a kaleidoscope of fruits, looking like an edible collection of autumn leaves. It’s heavenly.Read More
There was a time in my life where my morning ritual consisted of venturing out to my swing set to blare the Enchanted soundtrack at 7am before making my way to the garden. Being the heat-intolerant 11-year-old that I was, my job was to pick our over-sized vegetable garden - a task best done before the sweltering Virginia heat set in. This meant gathering baskets of green beans, armfuls of zucchini, piles of pumpkins, and up to one hundred cucumbers each day.
Yes, one hundred cucumbers.
My mother had a very green thumb when it came to cucumbers, zucchini, and eggplant.Read More