One of the most notable fruits of summer is of course the peach! Did you know that peaches originated in China? The Chinese consider peaches a symbol of good luck, protection, and longevity. Of course peaches are cultivated all over the world now. Thank goodness for that! These stone fruits are irresistible. Summer just would be the same without those peach pies and cobblers. Don’t you agree?Read More
It never fails. Whenever my husband and I take a trip, we end up finding a restaurant (or more) that really make an impression. We quickly figure out our favorite items on the menu and it is hard to stray from them. On our recent trip to Utah, we found a little breakfast and lunch nook that captured our hearts…and appetites!Read More
Most people seek out ways to be healthier, particularly at the start of the new year. Hitting the gym becomes a regular occurrence, along with selecting the right kind of foods. So I thought I would share one of my favorite ways to create a salad that is detoxifying, packed with Vitamin C, and extremely easy to make.Read More
Are you feeling the fall vibe yet? This week it has finally hit me. The temperatures are cooler and I’m grabbing soft, cozy blankets, my slippers, and trading in those iced coffees for a mug of hot tea. Yep, I’d say fall has arrived.
Of course that means a new variety of crops have arrived as well. Figs for starters, are in abundance. You know I’m a sucker for those soft, sweet fruits! And pears. I think pears are totally underrated. Similarly, I feel the same way about apples. When they are at their peak- wow! I think it just goes to show you how much joy even the simple things in life can bring.Read More
When kabocha squash came into my life several years ago, I was immediately hooked! Without a doubt, I can say that this Japanese pumpkin is my favorite squash variety. It is often described as sweet, fluffy, and velvety. When you taste it, you will understand why this popular winter squash sets itself apart from the rest.Read More