Gardening

How To Cook Summer Squash~ Roasted Pattypans

After months of piercing heat, it would appear as though Mother Nature has changed her tune; where once we were seeking cool refuge, we are now cozying up in comfy sweaters. Whether this is a short reprieve from the heat, for which I should be grateful, or a sign of the changing times remains a mystery; but I took this… Read more →

Summer Squash Casserole with Potato

If you follow me on Twitter (@VitalityGuide) then you are well aware that my garden is becoming quite the marvel. We got off to a puttering start, and our delinquency resulted in a mess of weeds; summer sippin’, vacations and the pull of gainful employment was surely to blame. But alas, despite our borderline neglect, our garden has really begun… Read more →

Superfood Tomato Salsa

There is something so quintessentially summer about tomatoes. When I bite into one it’s almost like tasting sunshine. I used to despise tomatoes, due in large part to the lackluster presentation of them in soggy sandwiches in the dead of winter; and then I had a tomato right off the vine in the summer sun- then I understood what everyone… Read more →

Homemade Stevia Syrup

Sugar. What hasn’t been said about this white dusty enemy? There are moments where sugar consumption is inevitable; however, since the dawn of this year I have endeavored to cut it out of my life, which has proved challenging, to say the least. Sugar is everywhere, from your Starbucks latte to your morning piece of toast; and the negative effects… Read more →

Fresh Garden Green Salad Recipe

Remember my garden? Well when my gardening cohorts and I walked up to our garden yesterday, you’d think we had forgotten about it. Judging by the amount of weeds we encountered, to outside onlookers, it would have appeared that we had completely abandoned our little patch of flourishing life- but we didn’t; life has an incredible way of foiling even… Read more →