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Springtime is for buttered radishes.

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Springtime is for buttered radishes.



Sweet-Tart Fruit Salad with Basil

Fruit salad with basil

I had to throw something together for a potluck Friday morning and had a bunch of fruit and basil begging to be used up. Often my favorite foods are the simplest - made with whatever I happen to have on hand. I’d hardly call this a recipe - but the combination of tart grapefruit and blackberries with juicy peach and sweet strawberries is definitely one I’ll use again. 

Sweet-Tart Fruit Salad with Basil
Serves 4 

  • 1 grapefruit sectioned, plus juice
  • 1 quart blackberries
  • 1 quart strawberries
  • 1 peach
  • 2 T finely chopped basil

  • Section the grapefruit, reserving the juice. Slice your strawberries and peach, and chop the basil. Gently toss all the fruit with the juice from the grapefruit and basil. Garnish with extra fresh basil.


Curries are a great way to use up leftover veg at the end of the week. Fancy it up by serving in Acorn Squash bowls and leftovers never looked so good. Recipe coming soon!

Curries are a great way to use up leftover veg at the end of the week. Fancy it up by serving in Acorn Squash bowls and leftovers never looked so good. Recipe coming soon!



Rosemary Pancakes

Rosemary Pancakes

I usually don’t like sweet without a dash of something more savory, so these Rosemary Pancakes were a perfect way to slip into a relaxing Sunday. 

Just add 1 T finely chopped, fresh Rosemary to your favorite pancake mix or recipe, and cook as usual (gluten-free folks, I’m a huge fan of Pamela’s pancake mix, the texture and flavor are right on). Top with a pat of butter, a drizzle of syrup, and a scattering of apples and walnuts and the morning’s off to a sweet (and savory) start. 



Have found the perfect gluten free muffin base recipe - and it also takes about 5 minutes to throw together, and is only sweetened with honey. Score!
 Substitute whatever you like for the Chamomile in Roost’s recipe and it seems to come out heavenly (or you know, just make it like the recipe says, like a normal person). I made a batch subbing 1 TBSP of finely chopped lavender back in Dec. This month it was cheddar jalapeno version to go with chili.

Have found the perfect gluten free muffin base recipe - and it also takes about 5 minutes to throw together, and is only sweetened with honey. Score!


Substitute whatever you like for the Chamomile in Roost’s recipe and it seems to come out heavenly (or you know, just make it like the recipe says, like a normal person). I made a batch subbing 1 TBSP of finely chopped lavender back in Dec. This month it was cheddar jalapeno version to go with chili.