Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

20190530_190306Any plant that can multitask is a plant I want in my garden.  Sweet Fennel lives up to this expectation very well as most of the plant is edible, as well as attractive.  Oh yeah, pollinators like bees and butterflies love it, too!

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Greek Village Bread

20190519_161628Bread has been a staple of the Greek diet since antiquity, much like in other cultures world-wide.  Definitely not the place for low-carb diet trends!

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Sautéed Romaine Lettuce with Parmesan

20190504_195220I’m no fan of the “wilted salad” trend.  There’s a reason why most salad greens are served cold.  But every so often it’s okay to make an exception.

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Ravani (Greek Semolina & Orange Syrup Cake)

20220417201329_IMG_7880Greeks love their sweets, and they love them best with a heavy dose of a flavor-filled syrup drizzled poured over them.  Because why not? Continue reading Ravani (Greek Semolina & Orange Syrup Cake)

Creamy Caramelized Onion Pasta Sauce

20190516_143405fgvOne of the side-effects of trying to create a new recipe is that I don’t know how much of an ingredient I might need, and then am left with extra that I need to figure out how to use.  It’s a rough life.

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Strawberries & Cream Upside Down Cake

20190511_133754tfgThere is a good chance that if my youngest is in the garden but is nowhere to be seen, he has found some strawberries and is gobbling them up before anyone else gets a chance to.

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Creamy Crab Dip with Rosemary & Kalamata Olives

20190508_215812My Medium Boy’s exact words were “Oh my God, this is delicious” when a spoonful of this dip hit his mouth.  I’m not sure, but I think he may have liked it.

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Simple Roasted Whole Trout or Salmon

20190419_105340One of life greatest lessons is that if you give a boy a fish, he eats for a day.  But if you teach a boy to fish, you’ll have fish guts in your sink and trip over all his fishing rods in the garage.

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