Organic Home-Dried Figs, Preservative free

It has been an incredible fig harvest from our 5 fig trees here in New Jersey. We have enjoyed tree-ripened figs all summer, and now that it’s autumn, the ones left on the trees are ready to be dried and stored for recipes throughout the winter. There are a few different ways to dry figs.

Vegan Fig and Apple Crumble Crust Pie

About 5 years ago, our fig trees were nearly frozen beyond hope and the upper tree trunks died. It took years of gentle coaxing, watering, tying, and trimming to make a come-back, but they were still to traumatized to produce figs. All of our effort seemed fruitless so to speak. It became evident that if

3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Most breakfasts on the run are usually made in a toaster. The pre-made frozen breakfasts are taken from the freezer and simply defrosted until heated through. These quick breakfasts are average at best. Many have no nutritional value, and have a high sodium and fat content. In that same amount of time, you can treat yourself to a wholesome and…… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Raspberry Quick Jam- No Pectin Necessary

Simple Poached Pears

On a recent visit to one of the best Farm Markets in New Jersey known as Delicious Orchards I felt like a kid in a candy store. It was so busy this time of year, that parking attendants had to help direct traffic! It took a while, but after finally finding a parking spot, it was… Continue reading Simple Poached Pears

Cherry Tartlets

Now that summer has arrived, the cherry harvest is abundant. I purchased at least 3 lbs. of fresh cherries and wanted to attempt to make a dairy-free pie. To my surprise, it was easy and so delicious, this will be one of my go-to dessert recipes for company. CHERRY PIE TARTLETS 4 c. fresh pitted… Continue reading Cherry Tartlets

Angel Food Cake

Having company that has special dietary restrictions has never been a problem at all to me. As a matter of fact, I can modify any meal to allow my guest to eat completely worry-free. I recently hosted a dinner that had to be light, healthy, and meat-free, and no heavy desserts, please. I chose Baked Salmon… Continue reading Angel Food Cake