Bulgur Salad with Spring Herbs

I grow a number of herbs in my garden.  They are not only great to have for cooking, they are also pretty, easy-going members of my garden plant communities.  While tabouleh is often made with parsley, I’m highlighting three mild fresh green herbs in this version:  mint, lemon balm, and fennel fronds.  They’re like good…

Watermelon, Mint, and Feta Salad

Here’s a refreshing, flavor-packed salad –  particularly delicious on a warm day. Sweet juicy watermelon, fresh mint, salty feta, and a hit of red chili makes this salad a four part flavor blast: sweet, salty, savory, and fresh.  Enjoy! Watermelon, Mint and Feta Salad (amounts depend on servings needed) Watermelon cubes, chilled and seeded –…

Orange Fennel Rice Salad

Juicy navel oranges team up with crunchy fennel, slivered almonds, and brown rice to make this salad a standout addition to a meal, or a great portable lunch on the go. The addition of fresh mint keeps this mid-winter salad bright.  Use your best olive oil and freshly ground black pepper to add other layers…

Sunny Citrus Platter

One of the great gifts of winter at the produce market is citrus.  Just when the days are short and the skies are often gray we get a POW of flavor and energy in the citrus aisle.  Not only do we get a jolt of flavor and color from our citrus, but we also get…

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

I have been making this recipe often this Spring.  It’s just right – – tasty, fast, and as beautiful as it is good for the body.  It’s so GREEN.  I use my homemade chicken stock in this soup, but it’s nearly as good with water.  Takes about 20 minutes to make.  Seriously – it’s that…