THERAPY – BRAIDING GARLIC

I spent my Sunday handling the garlic crop, which loves our mountain garden. My husband plants bulbs in the ground in the fall then we leave the mountains for the winter. By the time we return in late spring, the crop is ready for harvesting. Several years ago, I discovered how to braid the bulbsContinue reading “THERAPY – BRAIDING GARLIC”

GRILLED PIZZA WITH VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES!

From my gardening book From Seed to Table, here’s one of my favorite recipes when the tomatoes are overflowing the kitchen window sills. I miss having our garden this year, but thank goodness for local food markets and farmers markets. And to celebrate the harvest, you can download the book for only $0.99 on Kindle byContinue reading “GRILLED PIZZA WITH VINE-RIPENED TOMATOES!”

Where Did Summer Go?

I haven’t forgotten you, Living Lightly blog. In fact, I think of you often, and then something comes along to interrupt so I don’t end up writing the post. I’m sorry. Now that I’ve apologized, it’s time to move on–right into autumn. Now that I think about it, I know exactly where summer went. ItContinue reading “Where Did Summer Go?”

Bread & Sauce

Sunday afternoon fun. I raided the freezer and found a bag of shredded zucchini and a bag of fresh-frozen tomatoes. Baking bread and cooking sauce smells soon permeated the airwaves of our house. Eating it wasn’t so bad either.             Recipes from From Seed to Table: Walnut Date Zucchini BreadContinue reading “Bread & Sauce”

Freeze those Tomatoes

By Patricia Zick @PCZick The tomatoes aren’t producing enough this year for me to make my Italian sauce or salsa. The peppers aren’t doing well either. We blame it on the weather, which has been too wet here for the tomatoes liking. We are getting enough tomatoes to eat at least once a day. I’veContinue reading “Freeze those Tomatoes”

Spring(?) Garden Update

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Spring sprung more than ten days ago, yet we’re stymied by cold temperatures. Seeds sprouted a month ago are now seedlings growing under lights in our family room. But I can tell they are yearning, as we are, for the warmer days and nights of spring, for the sunshine to heatContinue reading “Spring(?) Garden Update”

In the Raw: The Present Moment Cafe

By Patricia Zick @PCZick I wasn’t sure what to expect when my daughter Anna told me she would be a “cook” at an all-raw restaurant. With fourteen years as a cook in a variety of restaurants, Anna knows her way around a kitchen. When she began working at The Present Moment Cafe in St. Augustine,Continue reading “In the Raw: The Present Moment Cafe”

Grilled Pizza

By Patricia Zick @PCZick This recipe is one I’ve been perfecting over the past several years, and best made with the freshest of tomatoes from the garden. Pizza is personal. I’m giving you the way I make it, but you may find other toppings you like better. Just like with pie, it all starts withContinue reading “Grilled Pizza”

Enjoying the Bounty

By P.C. Zick @PCZick I spent last night in a whirlwind in the kitchen. I decided it was time to use up all the bounty in some way. My husband picked broccoli in the morning because the rabbits have discovered the leaves of the plant and love to munch on them. We had a bagContinue reading “Enjoying the Bounty”