Herbs

Chili Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Chili Garlic Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs

Even when it’s hot outside we’re craving a dinner with something roasted in the oven. This just might be one of the last dishes that we roast in the oven for the next few months. Why? Because our traditional wood-fired oven is almost complete. Whew. It’s an epic project that includes lots of planning, prepping […]

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Dill Chicken Pot Pie Galette: a Pie for Fall

Dill Chicken Pot Pie Galette: a Pie for Fall

Sunshine and blue skies filled our whole day today and you’d never know that we had a huge downpour of rain yesterday. Our weather gets a little wacky sometimes, which alternating days of hot & dry Santa Ana winds at ninety hot-degrees, followed by a day of downpour rain and then a day of gorgeous […]

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Roasted Zucchini with Cheese and Herbs

Roasted Zucchini with Cheese and Herbs

A vegetable side dish doesn’t have to be complicated. I often remind myself of this when menu planning for a party of twelve or more. Even if I’m making dinner for two, I remind myself again and again: keep it simple, keep it fresh and it will be great. Sometimes I’ll browse through a cookbook […]

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Umami Turkey Rosemary Burgers with Avocado

Umami Turkey Rosemary Burgers with Avocado

It’s been almost 3 years since we last posted our favorite family burger recipe, Ultimate Umami Hamburgers. Our “secret” ingredient of adding fish sauce isn’t so secret anymore and it we’re so grateful that over the years, everyone was extremely open to heightening the umami factor in their burgers. It brings us great joy and […]

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Grilled artichoke stems with tarragon garlic butter, a edible extension of the heart

Spring Fling is here and were celebrating Spring’s bounty with Deb, Editor of Food Network, Margaret of Away to Garden, Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen and Nicole of Pinch My Salt. This week’s theme is artichoke and to participate, just share your artichoke recipe link in our blog on the comments below, as well as […]

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Fried Minted Artichokes – A new addition to the Spring garden

Fried Minted Artichokes – A new addition to the Spring garden

Every spring, Diane and I go through the annual “What veggies are we going to plant?” ritual. First the weather starts to warm and we begin to crave more than leafy greens, sugar snap peas, radishes, and carrots.  We’ll hit Home Depot and nearly buy a bunch of boring varieties which we don’t really want […]

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Red Rice Salad w/ Mint and Shallot Vinaigrette – A favorite whole grain

Red Rice Salad w/ Mint and Shallot Vinaigrette – A favorite whole grain

We’ve been up to our elbows lately with some new projects and late at the end of the day, nothing makes us happier than a big bowl of comfort food and a cocktail. Or two. Comfort food, regardless of how many devilish calories lurk in all the starch, always manages to calm our nerves and […]

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Lovely, healing Sage

Lovely, healing Sage

Last week we made some baked acorn squash with our garden sage. LOVE growing sage, it’s so earthy, healing and therapeutic. If we could and had the garden room, we’d grow tons of varieties of sage. YES WE WOULD. Heart sage.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Mint

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Mint

  Update: Click here for more fabulous Brussels Sprouts Recipes. It feels so great to be cranking up the oven lately with all the incoming cool weather. Southern California weather is been so kooky strange and each week is like a yo-yo of surprise weather conditions. Fortunately, this week has been significantly cooler and thus, more […]

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Butternut Squash Thyme Crumble-Sexy Curves

We get terribly excited about butternut squash when Fall arrives. Or maybe it’s the opposite and we get excited about Fall because of butternut squash. Either way, this sexy, curvaceous shaped looking gourd is a sign that the holidays are around the corner and we’ll be pacing ourselves with back to back feasts. Time to hit the […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – Summer Fest

Summer Fest is back again and  the theme for this week is herbs, beans and greens. To participate, read more about Summer Fest on Away To Garden from Margaret then come join the community!  Catch up on this seasons previous  themes on the bounty of Cukes N Zukes and Sweet Corn. There are few herbs […]

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Lemongrass- perfect edible landscape

Lemongrass- perfect edible landscape

3 stages of lemongrass: whole, slivered, fine mince Beware, lemongrass can be like a noxious weed if it’s not controlled. But growing lemongrass in a pot is an easy and beautiful landscaping choice, as well as ideal ingredient for the home cook! We’re preparing a fresh lemongrass marinade for some grilled beef and maybe some […]

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Roasted Cipollini Onions in Thyme

Fingers crossed, in WORC garden there will be an onion bumper crop in a few months, without all the onion breath. Plenty of Walla Walla sweets are coming up ever-so-cutely in the garden and we’re excited, it’s hard to resist not yanking them out of the dirt too early during their growing season. If you’ve […]

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Fresh Peas & Mint- Signs of Spring & Garden changes

What were once green, sprawling serpents have now reached  the peak of their pod-producing craze. The sugar-snap and snow peas have slowed down considerably and finally, we were able to keep up with them. Every morning for the past 2 months we had an espresso in one hand and went out to breakfast on the pea […]

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Parmesan Herb Popovers- The Art and Soul of Baking

Warning: these parmesan popovers are way too easy and addicting to be legal. Crusty, crispy and savory popovers like these that are so easy to make, yet so quickly inhaled within a matter of seconds, should be against the law because they are that good. Really, really, really good. These savory popovers so are light […]

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Roasted Potatoes w/ Fried Sage, Brown Butter – A Healing Memory

I’ve often wondered what value my Ethno-botany days at the University have on my current career now. Back in my college days, I dreamed of finding the cure to cancer via medicinal plants, to live in the rainforest with native cultures and learn their traditional methods of healing through local plants. I romanced the idea […]

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Baked Brie Dip w/sun dried tomatoes, thyme

Warm. Cheesy. Flavorful. Dip. On. Bread. Need we say more? This brie dip recipe post just needs to be short and simple. Call it cheating, we don’t care. It’s almost like a mathematical equation that doesn’t need further explanation: melted brie + tangy, sun dried tomatoes + aromatic garlic + fragrant thyme + heat + […]

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