Here are the top reasons that everyone should start their own backyard garden | Tasting Everything

Why Everyone Should Start a Backyard Garden

  Why on earth should I start a backyard garden? Simple! So you can have access to the best produce available. Produce that you’ve grown yourself. Because knowing what can grow and how and when it can grow will improve every meal you make. Because you should have some food available to you and your family […]

It's Pickling Time! Here's an incredibly easy recipe for a pickling liquid that will let all of the flavors of your fresh produce shine through! Onion, chard, fennel recipes and more | Tasting Everything http://tastingeverything.com

It’s Pickling Time! Pickled Onion, Chard, and Fennel Recipes

  It’s pickling time!!!  Homemade picked everything! Today is all about a super easy basic pickling liquid that’s perfect for healthy and delicious pickled red onion, chard stem, and baby fennel recipes and so many more!     There just aren’t many things that are better to have on hand than things that have been pickled […]

Simple, healthy, and delicious, this recipe for vegetarian quesadillas with black beans and avocados couldn't be easier! | Tasting Everything

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadillas Recipe with a Seriously Yummy Winter Salad!

Dying for something bright and fresh, healthy and full of vitamins on this sunny winter day, I settled on a quick lunch idea of vegetarian quesadillas (gluten-free, of course) with a colorful winter salad. Avocado, black beans, queso fresco, plus greens, chilies, kumquats, red onions, and radishes with lots of lime juice in a dish that took […]

A fast and easy recipe for vegetarian tamales with mushrooms, kale, and spicy tomato sauce (gluten-free, of course!) | Tasting Everything

Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Tamales Recipe With Mushrooms and Spicy Tomato Sauce

First of all, this recipe for super fast, healthy, and delicious vegetarian tamales is NOT traditional!  If you are looking for a traditional tamales recipe, just stop reading here! This is a fast, healthy, and easy idea for lunch or dinner that just looks like and is inspired by tamales! Traditional tamales use a masa dough […]

Chorizo, wild rice, and parmesan stuffed butternut squash: a fun and flavorful fall recipe | Tasting Everything

Squash Recipes: Best Ever Chorizo and Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash

  This healthy and gluten-free roast butternut squash stuffed with chorizo and wild rice was amazing! I love squash recipes in the fall! With Mom out of town for work, Dad has a tendency to go a little stir crazy on his own, so the other day I headed over to their house to distract and have […]

Basic and Szechuan-Sesame Chili Oils: fun and easy ideas for DIY holiday gifts | Tasting Everything

Two Chili Oils and a Hot Sauce – Simple DIY Gift Ideas!

    As I mentioned in the last post, the time has come (“the Walrus said…,”) to use the pile of remaining peppers from the garden, and it occurred to me that these might actually be good DIY gift ideas! I decided on a first attempt at homemade hot sauce and also two different chili oils: […]

The Last Pepper Harvest of the Summer

Hot Sauce: or, My Favorite Magical Elf

Hot Sauce: How to Identify a Truly Awesome Human I have a serious thing for hot sauces.  It’s sort of a hot, burning, passionate, stomach-turning, skin-flushing, I-can’t-live-without-you, I-need-to-put-you-in-my-face sort of affair.  Generally, I buy the stuff three or four bottles at a time. I can’t get enough of it and I could never picture trying to […]

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What a busy week!!

It has been a crazy week around here! I have been working with customers nearly every day. It’s harvest time here in Napa, so there are a lot of wineries who are having chefs come in for the afternoon to cook meals for their hard working employees! I have been lucky enough to have a […]