Herb-Infused, Fruity and Floral Lemonades

As we head into the weekend, I thought I’d share one of my favorite summer drinks: lemonade, but with a twist. For many of us, we only have a few short weeks before fall arrives and pumpkin spices start to lure themselves into many of our drinks. So while you can, spruce up your lemonade with herb-infused simple syrup,… Read More

Green Gazpacho

Some may think it a stretch to call chilled green soup gazpacho, but although this version is quite different from traditional gazpacho, it still is every bit as refreshing as its classic red cousin. With origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, traditional gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold. It usually has a tomato base, but nowadays… Read More

A Terrarium Workshop Birthday Party

Okay friends, settle in. This post is a little longer than usual. I wasn’t planning on having a birthday party for my son until he turned about five or six years old, a time I thought he’d either care to have a party and/or would likely remember it. I changed my mind for his recent third birthday and held… Read More

Watermelon Granita with Orange Blossom Water

Need a way to stave off the summer heat? This light, cold, pink watermelon granita is the perfect way to go. A ripe and sweet watermelon is key for optimal flavor. And here, orange blossom water provides a subtle surprise—a delicate, fruity, floral kiss for the palate, transporting the senses to bright fields of orange groves.… Read More

Zucchini-Currant Cornmeal Pancakes

I know you all love an interesting pancake recipe, especially a slightly quirky one that features not only a fruit, but also a vegetable. It’s been a while since I featured one here, but I was waiting for something, a combination, that would not only pique my interest, but also my appetite. Here it is. These tasty… Read More