Simply Perfect Roasted Carrots

When you have beautiful freshly pulled carrots, you celebrate them with simplicity. This is probably the most basic recipe I will ever share and one of the most delicious. Perfectly roasted carrots are elegant, sweet, and rich. When accented with thyme butter and a touch of honey, they shine. Ingredients 10-12 carrots, fresh from the... Continue Reading →

Grilled Baby Pak Choi Tied with Garlic Scapes

Pak Choi is one of my favorite cool season vegetables. Like many Asian greens, this little cabbage is a great addition to Southern gardens. I have always been able to effortlessly grow beautiful pak choi in my fall gardens.  But, when planted in the Spring, it sometimes gets shocked by our rollercoaster weather patterns. If there are too many hot days... Continue Reading →

Fresh Spring Wildflower Rolls

Fresh rolls are a great way to enjoy the varying colors, textures and flavors of edible Spring wildflowers and wild greens. They can be filled with many different assortments of foraged foods. For this batch the forest provided dandelion flowers, sweet violets, redbud blossoms, chickweed, dead nettle, wild garlic greens and oxalis. Of all the flowers in these... Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

If you are craving Asian food and looking for a quick meal to toss together, lo mein is the perfect dish. It can be made with thin vermicelli style noodles, but my favorite noodles for the dish are wide, flat lo mein noodles.  It's quick and easy and can easily be made in 20 to... Continue Reading →

Drop Biscuits with Wild Garlic and Cheddar

These biscuits are made with freshly picked wild garlic commonly referred to where I'm from as wild onions.  Like almost every yard in my neighborhood, we have plenty of these wild Alliums in our early Spring landscape. This recipe is a great way to use turn the weeds into something delicious. The biscuits would be perfect dinner... Continue Reading →

Morel and Chickweed Puff-Pastry Quiche

  If you are lucky enough to have a pile of freshly foraged morels sitting in your kitchen, this is the perfect recipe for you. If you don't have fresh wild mushrooms and chickweed, you can use readily available ingredients (such as store bought crimini or shitaki and spinach) for this recipe, and still end... Continue Reading →

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