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Strawberry Season Recipe Round-Up

Strawberry season is the perfect time of year, and strawberries are my all time favorite fruit. A friend of mine pretty much summed it up with, “I love strawberries because they’re awesome.” Yep, I totally agree. I’ve posted recipes for a few strawberry goodies on this site: Sweet & Savory Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Shortcake Muffins […]

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Sweet & Savory Strawberry Salad

The beauty of salads filled with fresh Spring ingredients is their simplicity, and this little strawberry salad is no exception. The sweetness of the strawberries is perfectly complemented by the aroma and kick of fresh basil mixed into the greens. While the blue cheese and pecans add a perfect savory note to balance out the […]

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Appreciating the Small Things

Yesterday I was in my backyard potting herbs for use in my kitchen this summer. After trekking back and forth across my yard a few times to the garage, I started noticing the mock strawberries and clover scattered throughout the grass at my feet. They are there all the time, but I forget them and […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Strawberry season is here, and depending on your region of the country the season may be winding down or just getting started. In Kentucky, we are at the beginning of the season. Last week I was in Tennessee, a little farther South, and the season was in full swing. We ate mounds of sweet, delicious […]

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Simple Spring Green Salad

Spring has sprung and is mostly gone, at least for those of us in the South. The heat came early this year, beaming down in wonderful rays of sunshine and warming us in the glow. Salads and cool meals become choice cuisine in the heat of the year. This salad is loaded with Spring Greens, […]

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Juicy Turkey Burgers

These burgers are quick and easy to make, but add a major punch of tasty flavor to any meal. I cooked these burgers in Coconut Oil, which was a first for me. Coconut oil adds a delicate addition to the flavor, and the smell when the oil is melting is heavenly. Coconut oil is a […]

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Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Pasta (as seen in Kentucky Monthly)

This recipe is featured in the May 2012 edition of Kentucky Monthly magazine and was the winner of the recipe contest for the category of Local Fare (you can see an image of the magazine article here. I’ve included ingredients from some of my favorite Kentucky producers including Bourbon Barrel Foods, Weisenberger Mill, Kenny’s Farmhouse […]

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Heavenly Brown Sugar Pie

This brown sugar pie is amazingly simple yet delicious. For this recipe, I made some modifications to a recipe I found in the Good n’ Southern Cookbook, a collection of recipes gathered by the Civil League of Newberry, SC. This particular recipe is credited to Mrs. Maude P. Cartwright. It is like a buttery caramel […]

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Shanghai, China in Pictures, PART 3

The Shanghai Aquarium Taikang Lu The French Concession Shanghai Museum Pudong Jing’An Temple

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Shanghai, China in Pictures, PART 2

The Jade Buddha Temple was my favorite spot in Shanghai. The temple isn’t the oldest, being founded in 1882, but it is an active Temple with Monks and Practitioners and much of the statuary in this particular temple is spectacular to see. The Three Golden Buddhas, the Gods of the Twenty Heavens and Guanyin standing […]

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    About the Author – Jes

    About the Author

    On this site I share my bottomless passion for good food, big adventures and green spaces. You can learn more about my wellness programming, cooking and gardening classes and Ayurvedic offerings here.

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