Starting off the New Year by Cleaning Out the Pantry

Happy New Year! Kick off the new year by cleaning out your pantries! I spent several hours going through all the spice and herbs in the pantry and tossing out all the expired spices and spices without labels. It was a chore. I found spices that expired in 2012! When food is prepared with spices the spices should taste fresh … Read More

What to do with White Sonora Wheat Berries

DailyEats White Sonora Wheat Berry Salad

I’m always getting unusual things from the Farmers Market, if you know me you know I love new experiences. On a recent visit, I brought back white Sonora White Wheat Berries. Lucky for me my farmer’s market friends advised me on what to do. Thanks Eric and Emma! I’m putting everything to good use! Cooking White Sonora Wheat Berries like … Read More

Agritopia CSA: What do with PattyPan Squash

PattyPan Squash Cooking

I never had PattyPan Squash before needless to say I was a bit befuddled when it arrived with CSA from The Farm at Agritopia the other day. I Google’d recipes for PattyPan Squash found one I really liked the sound of. This recipe for Stuffed PattyPan Squash comes from Scharko Farms with a couple of modifications. QUINOA-STUFFED PATTYPAN SQUASH 1/2 … Read More

From Farm to Salad

I was at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market and picked up fennel from Agritopia and grapefruits from Phil’s Farm. I created a fennel, grapefruit and mint salad. It’s delicious and refreshing. Here’s the very easy recipe: 2 grapefruits peeled and cut slices in half 1 bulb of fennel thinly sliced for bite sizes handful of fresh mint – we grow our … Read More

Juicing Beets

Beets may not be your favorite vegetable but they are packed-full of healthy goodness. Juicing beets requires knowing what beets taste best with. When I juice beets I also think of the other vitamins that I may need to get through the day. In the example in the photo I juiced: 1 Beet with beet leaves 4 Celery sticks 1 … Read More

Adding Magic to Pancakes

There is nothing like a good Sunday breakfast that sets the tone for the rest of the week! This morning I decided to do what I love to do – celebrate a memorable Sunday. Yesterday, while at the Gilbert Farmer’s Market, I was pleasantly surprised by a new product created by Iss’s Magic Mixes, Cranberry Maple Pecan! It only took one … Read More

More Juicing What About Composting?

Over past month I’ve been exploring juicing with great gusto! Juicing has replaced my breakfast and lunch meals. But after juicing I’m left with wonderful nutrient rich remains. I started a compost bucket. Low and behold my mother, Joyce, decided she would make a garden to and use the compost. Joyce did a terrific job of researching home garden composting. She … Read More

What’s Growing in Gilbert?

Twice weekly trips to theGilbert’s Farmer’s Market make my life in transition to Gilbert AZ a real pleasure. I love farmer’s markets, I’ve been to farm many different farmer’s market’s in the US, UK and Europe. I love the healthy goodness that come direct from farm to my fork to my body! Mostly I enjoy the honest pride expressed by … Read More

Getting Juiced

What started out as a harmlessness preoccupation, has turned into a ritual! Juicing is my new love – I do mean the healthy juicing. Once I saw the photo Kate Hough posted on Facebook a few weeks ago I knew I had to try it too. Here’s Kate’s recipe for  green juice is inspiring 1 head romaine lettuce with the heart of the lettuce … Read More