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 […]

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 […]

from the garden

Olive Oil Preserved Eggplant and Oven Dried Tomatoes: 2 Recipes

I just had the most fantastic backyard garden summer harvest, and I needed to come up with a couple of recipes to preserve the copious amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh herbs that I gathered. (These recipes are gluten free, of course. I probably don’t need to mention that in every post, but I often […]