It’s time to use some of that wonderful Rhubarb in one of the most perfect of foods….pie.   I have been harvesting some of my rhubarb.  I pick it a little over time instead of all at once and it will last me most of the summer.  To harvest the rhubarb just twist the stalk at the base and it should break free.  Be sure to discard the leaves because they do contain a toxic substance.  After washing the rhubarb I cut it into 1/2 inch pieces which are the perfect size for this pie. Print Rhubarb Raspberry Pie Prep Time 20 mins Cook TimeRead More →

Refreshing Cabbage Salad

My husband is not fond of mayonnaise so I have never fixed a traditional style of coleslaw.  However, I enjoy eating a variety of salads and using shredded cabbage is easy and nutritious.  My cilantro is finally at the picking stage. That means that it’s time to use some in my favorite refreshing cabbage salad.  This salad makes a great side dish for tacos, burgers or even sandwiches.  Honestly, I can just eat it all by itself! This cabbage salad uses minimal ingredients.  So the next time you are at the store pick up some cabbage, grab some cilantro if it’s not growing in yourRead More →

Strawberry Pizza Dessert

I like the rhythm of the seasons in my home and garden, especially when it comes to preparing foods.  I try to eat seasonally whenever possible so you will find plenty of recipes with rhubarb, strawberries and asparagus in the spring.  One of my favorite strawberry recipes is a pie-like dessert that we call Strawberry Pizza Dessert.  Originally I made this in a medium size spring form pan but over the years that gave way to a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.  When I am making this for a crowd I will make 1 and 1/2 times the recipe to fit in a 9Read More →

Sage, Honey and Lemon Tea

My husband and I made it through the snowiest and seemingly ‘longest’ winter on record in our part of Eastern Washington without getting any major illnesses.  Now as the weather is starting to warm, the spring flowers are blooming and it’s time to work in the yard…I have come down with a cold.  Unbelievable. One of the things that I like to prepare when anyone is sick with a cold, is a hot beverage called Sage, Honey and Lemon Tea.  It is like a warm glass of lemonade with a blending of aromatic sage leaves.  The nice thing about sage is that you can usuallyRead More →

Bubbles and Squeak with whole grain toast.

Not long ago I saw some beautiful pictures of Butchart Gardens in the spring.  They reminded me of a wonderful trip that my husband and I took to Victoria BC a number of years ago.  I had a good laugh when I remembered the breakfast that we enjoyed at a quaint downtown restaurant.  We ordered a large platter of Bubbles and Squeak and set about to devour it.  About halfway through our meal out crawled the largest beetle that we had ever seen…eek.  At the time it wasn’t too amusing to us but now we can laugh about it. The Bubbles and Squeak really wasRead More →

Chili Relleno Casserole

On those busy spring nights when you are running between your job, Little League and working in the garden, it is nice to throw a quick casserole together and in the oven.  This chili relleno casserole has been a favorite in my family for many years and it is very easy to prepare. You can serve it with some brown or white rice on the side, along with a tossed salad and some crusty bread.  I hope that your family enjoys it as much as mine does. 5 from 1 vote Print Chile Relleno Casserole Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 1 hrs Total TimeRead More →