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Hi.

Welcome to my daily musings about being in the garden and kitchen. Please get in touch!

In my kitchen: aromatherapy

In my kitchen: aromatherapy

You can certainly have your lavender (I love it too) and your patchouli. But when I need scent to make me feel better, I turn to the kitchen. There is nothing as uplifting as the aroma of sauteeing onions in butter. It smells delicious and reminds me of happy times in my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchens. It is the great beginning for just about anything savory and tongue pleasing.

Minced onion and garlic sauteed in a little olive oil and a touch of butter brings a simple green like spinach to something sublime. This is a wonderful dish all by itself, but can also be added to soups, stews, risotto, eggs………only limited by imagination.

See the recipe tabs at the left for a spinach recipe you’ll use over and over.

Sauteed spinach with onion

Sauteed spinach with onion

Sauteed spinach with orzo pasta and tomatoes

Sauteed spinach with orzo pasta and tomatoes

In my kitchen (and garden) today: watercress

In my kitchen (and garden) today: watercress

In my kitchen: Strata (for breakfast or not)

In my kitchen: Strata (for breakfast or not)