Author Archives: Ellen Garrett
We received pineapple-guavas in our CSA box about 3 times. The first time, it was 2 or 3 and we sliced them open, scooped out the fruit, and ate it. The 2nd and 3rd time we received about 6 to10 of them, so I decided I needed to discover something I could make with this […]
Amazingly, I have decided I like sweet potatoes. They just need to be prepared the way I like; not sweet, not even a tiny bit sweet.
These almond oatmeal apple scones are divine. I would make them day after day and eat every single one if I could. They are filled with amazing goodness of oats and apples flavored with cardamon, cinnamon, nutmeg, and almond extract. I adore almond extract, the flavor is amazing and addicting. I discovered this sweet recipe […]
I love pizza. If there was a food that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner it would be pizza. I used to be strictly a pepperoni pizza girl, then I expanded to Canadian bacon and pineapple, and finally came the vegetarian pizza. In Bulgaria, I had a pizza with a fried egg in […]
What is delicata squash? I had my first introduction to it just this fall. I understand it is easy to grow, maybe it is the next new butternut.
You might call this a 2 step recipe because that is all the steps I give you in the directions, but I can’t ignore all the directions in the ingredients preparation with dicing and tearing. I was very pleased with this salsa and felt like it was simple enough I will definitely be preparing it […]
The sweet potato is a typical vegetable served during the fall and winter months. Perhaps you even grew up with it traditional at your Thanksgiving table; even smothered in marshmallows, brown sugar, and butter. That is probably the favorite presentation of sweet potatoes in the Garrett household my husband grew up in.
If you are going to serve chili you serve cornbread along side it; if you are going to serve cornbread you serve chili with it too. That is how I grew up, these two were united, never one without the other. The tradition carried on with my family, Craig would come home, smell the scent […]
Craig and I eat a lot of salads; a lot of salads – like daily either for lunch or dinner. We feast upon salads for a few reasons: health, weight, and our CSA box. First it was for weight, I personally have lots 40 pounds over the last 3 years. Then we determined the salads […]
I am quite sure cauliflower was not on my list of vegetables that I liked when I was growing up; I am quite sure that list was very, very short. Over the years as an adult I have come to appreciate and even enjoy cauliflower. First, it was raw served with a vegetable dip, then […]
Oh my, oh my, oh my – we loved these muffins and they only got tastier and better after a day.
Sometimes my recipes are developed because I have ingredients in my fridge that I want to use before they go bad. That is how this recipe came about. I had bananas ripen, blueberries waiting, and almond milk partially used. Previous I had made banana blueberry bread so why not make banana blueberry ice cream, I […]
Tomato season means to me a great BLT sandwich. This recipe takes the BLT to a higher step and it is worth the reach. I am already planning on having it again and again and again. Fried Green Tomatoes Bacon Lettuce Sandwich 2 – 3 slices fried green tomatoes 2 slices cooked bacon 3 or […]
Do you have tomatoes growing in your garden? One of the sweetest treats is a fresh cherry tomato just picked and popped into your mouth. The sweet juices squirting and filling your taste buds with absolute deliciousness. I can eat cherry tomatoes like candy, sometimes it is just hard to stop. I love a fresh […]
My husband, Craig, completes surveys regularly online. They are for all sorts of interest and take a little bit of time. For his opinion and time, he earns points that he can trade in for different things. Recently, he redeemed his points for gift cards, restaurant certificates, and a Marta Stewart Living subscription for me. […]