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Bringing Permaculture to Life in the Kitchen



Eggplant Kuku

As you know, we were up to our eyeballs in eggplants. So naturally I took to Pinterest and other online sources to find some diverse eggplant dishes. This one intrigued me. It had the eggplant, eggs (which we eat lots… Continue Reading →

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies

When planning our Farm to Table dinner I realized that I hadn’t planned a dessert. The entrees were easy, I wanted to create dishes that had mostly everything we were growing. One of the key things I love about cooking… Continue Reading →

Fresh Herb and Sorrel Sauce on Salmon

My new discovery is Sorrel. Jim loves to walk around the garden and have you taste different edible leaves and the one that surprised me the most was the sorrel. It’s a broad flat leaf that looks a lot like… Continue Reading →

Chicken Sate

The first time I had this was from my cousin Cara, she made it for a party and I was HOOKED! I LOVE it. And by love I mean stand by the bowl at parties and take every toothpick full… Continue Reading →

Grilled Balsamic Peach Pork Tenderloin

Alright, so this recipe only has a couple things fresh from the garden but it is peach season and Jim had pork tenderloin so I decided on something that would merge the two. I found this little inspiration on… Continue Reading →

Roasted Potatoes and Rosemary

Rosemary and potatoes are just meant to be together. I don’t know what it is about them. The sweetness of the rosemary goes so well with the starchy potatoes and the smell of them is so unbelievable intoxicating. It smells… Continue Reading →

Eggplant Meatballs

First off, what do you even call these?? They aren’t meatballs per se, veggieballs? That just sounds weird… Anyways… I have made these several times now and LOVE them. I had made The Thai, Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs (recipe to… Continue Reading →

Homemade Marinara

I knew when I first made the eggplant meatballs I knew I wanted to make my own marinara to serve with them. Jim isn’t a huge fan of tomatoes but fortunately he’s a fan of me, and I LOVE tomatoes…. Continue Reading →

Crockpot Rosemary Bread

One of my dear friends Rachael makes the most incredible Rosemary bread that I’m almost 100% sure I’m addicted to. I thought her recipe was a secret so I researched and tried several different recipes until I found this gem… Continue Reading →

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