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Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing

Roasted Carrots with Mint Lemon Dressing

Last week we had a heat wave that lasted five days of hot, dry, Santa-Ana windy weather above 95 degrees. We were dying over here, so to make it bearable we ate lots of blackberry mojito pops. That’s how to cool down and freshen spirits in style! But mojito pops wasn’t all that we nourished […]

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Marionberry (Blackberry) Mojito Ice Pops

Marionberry (Blackberry) Mojito Ice Pops

“Hey Boo! Boo! Check it out!” Diane makes her way down the isle as I proudly hold up my find. A frozen bag of berries. But not just any berry. Marionberries. Here in the land of amazing farmers markets and with a garden teeming with fruit trees, herbs, and other delicious things, it isn’t too […]

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Minted Sangria Recipe from our Food Photography , Food Styling Workshop

Minted Sangria Recipe from our Food Photography , Food Styling Workshop

Update: we have added new dates for our workshops!  If you’re interested, you can sign up here. It’s funny how this recipe came to mind. We were in teaching our food photography/food styling workshop this weekend and the students were tackling the subject of photographing drinks. Drinks can often be challenging, especially when it comes […]

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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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Passion Fruit and Mint Cooler

Passion Fruit and Mint Cooler

This recipe is a testament to why gardeners should never give up to quickly on their favorite plants. A couple years ago, we determined we had to grow passionfruit. As anxious gardeners and lovers of fresh passion fruit, we didn’t just invest in one vine. After all, in addition to our own personal garden fruit […]

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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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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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Strawberry Mojitos – The Berry Bible

Strawberry Mojitos – The Berry Bible

Every season is a drinking season for us, but Summer is particularly inebriating because, well, it’s hot. But we haven’t experienced the swelling heat like many of our friends on the East Coast. How lucky are we to be in mild So Cal weather? Very lucky, but we’re not bragging. And hey, we have congestion […]

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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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Roasted Eggplant with Mint – Perfect Summer Picnics

Diane has been all atwitter about how much she loves that summer is here.  The air is getting warm and sweet and the garden is filling out it’s summer foliage.  We’ve even had the annual June bugs absent mindlessly flying into the house to die a day later.  Summer is definitely here and it’s the […]

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Quite Possibily… “The World’s Smallest Carrot Dish!!!” Spring Carrots with Mint and Quinoa

Ahhhh, the beauty of having an edible garden is both joyous and priceless. To feel the dampness of natures earth at our fingertips as we sowed 5 varieties of carrots seeds was gratifying. We watched and listened to this year’s momentous rains, as it nurtured and hydrated the soil that protected the seeds. Visions of […]

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