Fresh Fava Beans, Tomatoes & Mint Bruschetta

Fresh Fava Beans, Tomato with Mint Bruschetta -

As a small plate, appetizer, side dish or a quick snack, this bruschetta is bright, colorful and packs a tasty punch with fresh spring fava beans, cherry or grape tomatoes, some sprigs of mint and then drizzled with fresh lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. It’s a meal in itself!

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Fresh Fava Beans

Fresh Fava Beans -

It shouldn’t be too late to enjoy fresh fava beans while they’re still in season…

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Edible Gardening Section Expanded

Organic Edible Garden in Southern California -

from our labor of love – the edible garden

It’s been sometime in the making…A newer main part of the journal – the Edible Gardening section expanded…

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Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs recipe -

Baby Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese & Herbs

These little tarts are the perfect appetizers or side dish while baby heirloom, cherry or grape tomatoes are at their best!

Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust -

Individual Chicken-Vegetable Pot Pies w/Puff Pastry Crust & Dream Kitchen Planning

I reworked a favorite recipe and hearty meal for chicken pot pies by adding more of a variety of vegetables and using flaky puff pastry. I’m also having some fun planning for a dream kitchen with ideas that can be done in a weekend and without a full remodel!

Easy Roasted Parmesan Herbed Potatoes and Cauliflower -

Easy Roasted Parmesan Herbed Idaho® Potatoes and Cauliflower

Whether I’m entertaining, preparing dinner for the weekday or weekend, roasting potatoes paired with other vegetables could not be easier…

Edible Indoor Gardening - Sprout seeds -

Indoor Edible Gardening with Sprouts and Microgreens & now on Yummly

I’ve been sharing about our edible gardening for a few years now. I’m about to start some Indoor Edible Gardening starting with sprouts and then moving right along to microgreens…

Vegetable Garden Harvest - Peppers and Tomatoes -

What I’m Reading: “The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden” – for my Edible Garden

It’s not too late to get started for a bountiful fruit and vegetable harvest from your home gardens…

Pistachios “Fool Yourself Full” -

The Pistachio Principle: Fool Yourself Full – Healthy Snacking Tips

This April, play a prank on your appetite and fool yourself full with pistachios!