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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Mini Apple and Cream Cheese Pies -

Individual and Mini Apple and Cream Cheese Pies

Isn’t it always the right time for a slice of homemade pie?

Citrus-EVOO Mixed Spring Salad Mix w/Kale Sprouts, Ojai Pixies and Sugared Pistachios

Citrus-EVOO Spring Salad Mix w/Kale Sprouts, Ojai Pixies & Sugared Pistachios

A Citrus-EVOO Mixed Spring Salad Mix w/Kale Sprouts, Ojai Pixies® & Sugared Pistachios – A tasty, pretty salad that packs a punch of nutrients featuring kale sprouts with an ever-so-light dressing using juice from an Ojai Pixie and some good ol’ extra-virgin olive oil.

Behind the Lens - Shades Of Grey - Cristina A-Moore Photography

Behind the Lens – Shades Of Grey

Even a photographer’s test shots can inspire further exploration…

Roasted Parmesan Kale Sprouts recipe -

Salad, Vegetable or Pasta Topper – Roasted Parmesan Kale Sprouts

Let’s roast these little colorful kale sprouts for a quick and versatile side, nibble or better yet – a topping for meals that include pasta, vegetables or salads.

Baked Zucchini Crisps recipe -

What I’m Reading: “Lighten up, y’all” Cookbook – Baked Zucchini Crisps

A much better and healthier version of zucchini chips that’s baked to a crisp instead of fried. You’ll be surprised after handling a few that there’s no greasy residue on your fingers because no oil was used!

Kale Sprouts - Kalettes -

Kale Sprouts – It’s Kale + Brussels Sprouts in one!

What happens when two super foods like kale and Brussels sprouts are cojoined? The result is a super sprout – Kale Sprouts!