Roasted Butternut Squash Seeds

Yesterday, before I made my Honey Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup, I saw Amy’s post on She Wears Many Hats for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. As soon as I saw those yummy squash seeds I was reminded that I needed to save them and cook them up for a little snack. The seeds are one of the […]

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Spinach Garlic Rollups

What makes it easier to eat healthy, leafy greens than a little cheese, dough, garlic and butter? Not much I’d say. These little savory rolls really hit the spot and are wonderful when served with pasta or salad, particularly a little Caprese (Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil) salad. This really is a simple dish with a […]

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Baked Lemon Cake Donuts

These thick, tangy cake donuts are a little healthier than the standard fare – baked instead of fried, nonfat milk and Greek yogurt used in place of other fattening ingredients. I didn’t have a donut pan at the time I made these, but I highly recommend one. I have one on order for my next […]

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Janis’ Honey Bun Cake

There isn’t a spot of honey in this tasty yellow cake concoction, but it is heavenly sweet goodness and tastes just like the packaged honey buns of my childhood. My friend Jennifer often makes this cake for our get togethers. She learned the recipe from her mom, Janis, who often makes this cake for the […]

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Kitchen Herb Garden

Fresh herbs are a necessity for any cook. I have a variety of favorites that I keep just outside of my kitchen door in big pots. Just a couple of extra minutes and a pair of kitchen shears (a must have kitchen accessory) and I have fresh, tasty herbs fresh from my garden for cooking. […]

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Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

It is early Summer and luscious, sweet strawberries are ripe for the picking. Since strawberries are my favorite fruit it makes sense that Strawberry Shortcake is my all time favorite dessert. I happily purchase it at restaurants in all its various styles this time of year. There are numerous ways to spice up a strawberry […]

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Rotten Raisins

While I have a tremendous passion for food, it isn’t all loving. It was recently brought to my attention that you can just as forcefully write about the foods you loathe and despise as you can about the foods you love and adore. My interest was immediately piqued. Write about my food loathings? Those utterly […]

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Georgia Eats

Have I mentioned lately how much I love food? No really, I LOVE it. Anyone who spends time or travels with me can attest to my true love of it. The flavors and textures create a symphony in my mouth and make quick friends in my belly. Food is a simple, sweet pleasure of life. […]

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Kristen’s Braised Kale (ME)

Last night I was at my dear friend Kristen’s house and she made this amazing Kale! She often downplays her cooking abilities, but everything I’ve had at her house has been divine and she is an excellent hostess. I loved the Kale so much I asked for the details so I could share it with […]

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Cooking with Lavender

About five years ago I fell in love with Lavender. The smell and beauty of the plant entranced me. I quickly learned, after visiting numerous lavender farms, that it has many culinary uses and adds a unique flavor and beautiful scent to everyday dishes. I now use lavender in my cooking on a regular basis […]

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    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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