A New Way to Preserve Fresh Basil (freezing method, and NOT in an ice cube tray!)

New way to preserve fresh basil

Basil: the quintessential smell of summer around here! If only there was a way to preserve it… Oh, but there is! And I’m not talking about basil-scented soap and basil hand lotion. I can’t quite decide if these products are a good way to get a basil fix, or completely weird?! While I agree that there […]

Tomato Basil Frittata

Tomato Basil Frittata FI

Did you know that almost every time I make this Tomato Basil Frittata (which is pretty often), Karl goes around saying “frIIiiTTtaTTa” in his best Italian accent (which is pretty bad). Must be the scent of fresh basil getting to his head. During the winter when we were eating only preserved eggs, this frittata was all […]

Chocolate-Dipped Mint Leaves… or, Chocolate After Dinner Mints Au Naturel

Chocolate Dipped Mint Leaves

(gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, grain-free, healthy, vegetarian)  When we moved onto our homestead last year, I knew that one of the things high on my garden priorities list was to establish a mint patch. People are usually quick to warn you about mint: not to plant it in a garden or flower bed, because it will […]

Basil Butter Roasted Potatoes

Basil Butter Roasted Potatoes Feature

I’m pretty sure I won Karl’s heart with potatoes: his favorite thing in the whole wide world. I learned early on in our relationship that I needed to become a potato-master, which I now proclaim to be. These are the best potatoes ever- crispy, salty, easy to prepare, and no special equipment needed- no deep […]