Featuring Farro

Today we’re going to take a look at a grain: farro.  Farro is a whole grain that can be used in salads, soups, pilafs, and more.

Farro and mushroom dressing

Farro and risotto shrimp

Farro and porcini risotto

Creamy farro pilaf with wild mushrooms

Farro wheat salad with chickpeas and mint

Farro and mushroom soup

Shrimp and farro salad

Kale and farro salad with feta

Farro, pea shoot and goat cheese salad

Farro salad with Brussels sprouts, radicchio, and ricotta salata

Farro and pine nut tabbouleh

Italian style fried farro

Pesto farro with chicken, smoked mozzarella and tomatoes

Farro salad with citrus vinaigrette

Farro, bean and sweet potato braise

Cheesy baked farro

Farro and corn salad

Farro with coarse pesto

Wild rice, farro and tangerine salad

Rustic Italian white bean with farro

Mediterranean farro salad

Chicken, green beans, corn and farro salad with goat cheese

Cracked farro and broccoli salad

Greens and grains scramble

Sweets:

Farro, bananas, walnuts and dried cranberries

Chocolate chunk farro cookies

What are your favorite ways to incorporate farro into recipes?

Fun with Featuring Flowers

With Earth Day yesterday I thought we’d talk about how to showcase some of the beautiful flowers you grow, or just a way to bring a little more color to your home.

Spring hanging geometric planter

Succulent sand garden

Succulent lighted wreath

Hops lighted wreath

Flower shadow box

Napkin fold flower vase

Waxed flowers

Paillette flowers

Doily flower gift wrapping

Marbleized flower vase

Basket and vase arrangement

Pinecone vase

Vases with candles and flowers

Flower vase lid

Flower cones

Marbleized ceramic vases

Lantern vase

Resist printed vase

Falling pots

Flower collage wall hanging

Cottage house flower holder

Distressed drawer

Pineapple vase

Teacup floral arrangement

Colander planter

Disco ball vase

Balloon bud vase

Concrete vase 

Spoon vase

Straw vase

How do you enjoy displaying flowers in your space?

Green Tea Time

Today in thinking about Earth Day on Sunday I thought we’d take a bit of a spin on the green concept and look at green tea recipes, both food and drink recipes you can make to enjoy and celebrate Earth Day.

Food:

Lunch and Dinner:

Green tea poached chicken with green tea rice

Pacific halibut in green tea broth

Green tea poached shrimp stir fry drizzled with green tea vinaigrette

Poached tilapia with green tea with lemon butter sauce

Green tea poached salmon with ginger lime sauce

Green tea salmon with quinoa

Green tea baby back ribs and jicama green apple salad

Green tea ramen soup

Oven cooked green tea rice

Dessert:

Green tea cookies

Frozen green tea souffles

Green tea shortbread leaves

Pears poached with green tea

Green tea sorbet

Green tea cupcakes

Lucky leprechaun frozen green tea

Green tea and coconut popsicles

Jasmine green tea truffles

Green tea infused blondies

Tempura bananas with coconut green tea sauce

Drinks:

Green tea with lemon and pomegranate

Iced green tea with cucumber

Green tea and cranberry spritzer

Green tea and spiced apple drink

Coconut green tea

Strawberry green tea

Green tea and fruit medley smoothie

Sweet cinnamon and green tea marTEAni

Peachy green tea cooler

What’s your favorite green tea food or drink?

Yes for Yogurt

With taxes due in just a few days here in the US for many people I’m thinking about the topic of stress.  There are many foods you can eat when you’re stressed that will help to lower your stress including avocados, bananas, tea, Swiss chard, salmon, carrots, turkey, oatmeal, blueberries and pistachios.  Another food that’s helpful in stress is yogurt, so today I’m sharing some yummy yogurt recipes.

Yogurt and Toppings:

Yogurt cones with kiwi

Yogurt with caramelized pineapple and hazelnuts

Yogurt with kiwi and macadamia nuts

Yogurt with apple and almonds

Yogurt parfaits with blueberries and lemon

Yogurt panna cotta with strawberries and granola

Apricot compote yogurt parfaits

Papaya and berry yogurt parfaits

Breads and Sweet Treats:

Yogurt and cranberry coffeecake

High fiber yogurt and fruit muffins

Yogurt waffles

Yogurt and fruit muffins with bran crumb toppings

Greek yogurt pancakes

Desserts:

Yogurt jam fools

Yogurt panna cotta

Fresh orange and yogurt tart

Greek yogurt cake

Yogurt plum pie

Orange yogurt cake

Lemon yogurt cupcakes

Tortilla cups with yogurt and fresh fruit

Pistachio and rhubarb yogurt cake

Apple chips with sweet yogurt dip

Lemon yogurt cake

Greek yogurt cheesecake

Frozen Yogurt:

Frozen vanilla yogurt

Blackberry frozen yogurt

Frozen yogurt with pink peppercorns

Chocolate peanut butter frozen yogurt

Frozen yogurt with cinnamon spiked blueberry sauce

Chocolate frozen yogurt with chunky rocky road sauce

Ice cream sandwiches with raspberry frozen yogurt

Macaroon and frozen yogurt sandwiches

What are your favorite ways to enjoy yogurt?

Fun with Favors

Last week on the blog I shared some fun and creative DIY gifts you can create to give to the bride and groom in your life.  Today we’re taking a look at some favors that you can create to give to your guests if you’re the bride or groom this year!

Tulle champagne bottle

Olive oil jar

Cake for one

Stamp your wedding favors

Beeswax taper candles

Accordion photos

Etched flowerpot

Rosemary sea salt

Grits to go

Meringues

Succulent favors

Coffee beans

Paint stick keychains

Flavored salts

Herb rub

Vanilla sugar

Infused simple syrups

Pinecone fire starters

Mini snow globe

Vanilla extract

Salted caramel hot chocolate on a stick

What fun and creative wedding favors have you seen or gotten?

Wedding Wishes

Today we’re going to take a look at some wedding-ready gifts you can make and give this wedding season, and next week we’ll take a look at some wedding favors you can give if you’re getting married.

Monogram stemless wine glasses

Mr and Mrs pillows

His and hers pillows

Gray monogram wood plaque

Gifts to go monogram basket

Etched flowerpot

Wedding handkerchief

Tile coaster

Painted dishes

Etched bakeware

Etched mirror with key holders

Monogram ring dish

Rustic serving tray with gold arrow

Etched monogram glass pitcher

A year of dates

Monogrammed wool throw

Photo coasters

Monogrammed votives

What fun and creative DIY gifts have you given or gotten?