Archive | September, 2012

Feeding the Bees

In the spring before the flowers start to open and in the fall when the flowers are closing for the season, you have to feed your bees.  Yep, I feed my bees, Liz feeds her bees.  If you are a beekeeper most likely this time of year you have purchased a big bag of sugar […]

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Making a Herb Swag

A week ago I went with my friends Janet and Nicole to an evening class where you were taught by a local florist in their shop how to make arrangements, while incorporate fruits and vegetables.  We had a great time, learned a few tricks and afterwards we went and celebrated our beautiful creations over sushi […]

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Broccoli Feta Fritters

We eat a lot of Broccoli in our house.  Jacob has been complaining about it, so I tried to come up with a new way to feed it to him without him feeling like his mom is making him eat his Broccoli.  Broccoli is such a nutritional superstar that I want to make sure we […]

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Flinstone Pushup Martini

There is a local gourmet pizzeria that is in downtown Cincinnati that Jim and I head to sometimes on Friday night.  It’s in an area of downtown that until recently you didn’t want to head to unless you were looking for trouble, but thankfully investors have started putting money into the area and a group […]

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Drying Herbs

Do you have an abundance of beautiful herbs still growing in the garden and would love to continue enjoying them through out winter?  Drying them is a great solution.  It is great to have dried herbs hanging close at hand that you can quickly trim and use in your cooking during those cold and chilly […]

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White Peach Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Frosting

I have to tell you these are the best cupcakes I have ever made.  I think its the icing that allows me to make this statement, but the cake part is perfectly flavored and moist, so its not a chump!  YOU MUST MAKE THESE IMMEDIATELY!  I promise you, you will thank me!  Jim and I […]

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Italian Pork and Tomato Sauce Served over Risotto

My husband went to Costco and came back with pork shoulder again.  I think he was trying to get me to make my Pork Tacos, but I had other plans.  Because Fall is around the corner, I tend to start making dinners to freeze.   Its nice to have a healthy, hearty meal I can […]

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Autumn Breeze Cocktail

It’s starting to feel like fall is coming.  The nights are cooler, football has started, the Halloween costumes are for sale at the stores.  I love the fall season!!  I love the beautiful colors of the trees, the beautiful sunny days with no humidity, pumpkins, apples and Halloween candy. Here is a cocktail to celebrate […]

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Seed Gathering Saving

I never thought to collect my own seeds until my sister showed me how.  It was years ago, she was in town visiting and we had decided to take the kids to a local amusement park.  The park had several beautiful flower beds with hundreds of perennial flowers in full bloom.  She saw a flower […]

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Basil Oil

I planted two beds of basil this year.  Why?  A lapse in judgement.  I always think I could use more basil while I am planting the seeds, and I am quite happy with it in the early stages of its growth, but then it starts sending up flower heads. Which means it’s coming to it’s […]

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