Your Next Favorite Summertime Recipe

  In my humble opinion, no other fresh, ripe vegetable shouts summertime like a tomato (even though technically it’s fruit!). In New England, it seems as though we wait and wait for them. The season is always too short. Tomato and mozzarella salad, fresh sauce, tomato sandwiches and the like are consumed in our house with reckless abandon until the season is over. If you love tomatoes too, here is a delicious recipe that just might become part of your seasonal tomato recipe repertoire.   Don’t let the fact that a pie/tart crust needs to be made for this recipe...

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Victor & Hugo's Favorite Treats

I admit, I'm a bit obsessed with our two sweet Frenchie's. Making their food, giving them lots of love, taking them for walks and even having conversations with them. They are so sweet and fun to have in our lives!  Here is a recipe for dog treats they gobble up every time I make them. Olive oil contains phytonutrients, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids that help keep a dog's skin moisturized and well-nourished. These nutrients not only benefit a dogs coat by adding shine and strength to their fur/hair but also helps with digestive health, joint heath, a stronger...

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Got Zucchini?

Did you know every August 8th is “National Sneak your Zucchini on your Neighbors Porch Day”? Vegetable gardeners with too many “green clubs” and a conscience which will
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New Adventures Begin

The 2021 camping season is upon us and being the proactive and safety conscious man my husband is, last week we made the trek to drop off our Airstream trailer to Colonial Airstream in Millstone Township NJ, for a 15 point inspection and wifi and cell phone booster install. Last year like many folks during these times of global pandemic,  Matt and I decided to buy a camper.  For one week in June 2020, we rented a 23’ Airstream and spent the week in the lakes area of New Hampshire with Hugo The Frenchie at Terrace Pines Campground. All it...

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Fresh Sweet Pea Soup with O’Live A Little’s Black Pepper Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fresh peas will forever remind me of my parent’s garden. Both teachers, and having the summers off, desire and time, my parents always had a HUGE GARDEN. We had it all. Corn, carrots, string beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, asparagus, lettuce, garlic, beets, potatoes, strawberries, blueberries, herbs and more. All so good, and so much work! Today, I am in awe of all the summers they gardened and still do (although a bit smaller version, still quite large), as I can only seem to find the time to keep an herb garden and an arugula patch. And, being truthful, the...

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Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Need an easy, delicious and seasonal recipe that is a crowd pleaser for kids and adults and is great for gift giving? Look no further than Cranberry Orange Bread. Being native to New England, the cranberry is near and dear to many of us that live in this special area of the USA. Its flavor is unique and American for sure. This quick bread reminds me of my Grandma Jenny who always made it at Holiday time.  The recipe comes from her well used and loved 1956 Betty Crocker Cookbook which I now own. They only change I made to...

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