Mascarpone Tart with honey, oranges and pistachios

Our Supper Club gathered recently to enjoy a good meal, friendship, plenty of laughter, and of course, good wine.  We are a diverse group of friends with varying backgrounds that move across the personal, religious and, political spectrum which makes for spirited conversations, while breaking bread.  If only we could all solve our differences while … Continue reading Mascarpone Tart with honey, oranges and pistachios

The Warmer Side of Winter: Citrus Chicken Chili

Winter in Florida means there is an abundance of citrus fruits.  There are great ways to add a little zest or juice to your dishes to brighten the color and flavor.  This citrus chili dish is a perfect example.The twist in this recipe is the broth which includes a variety of peak season citrus juices … Continue reading The Warmer Side of Winter: Citrus Chicken Chili

Tallahassee Style-Meyer Lemon Limoncello Liqueur

We had to harvest all our Meyer lemons when the "polar vortex" decided to visit the sunshine state.  We have one tree about 8-10 feet tall, that must be planted in just the right location because this tree has provided this season at least 500 healthy Meyer lemons.  My fingers are crossed that the freeze … Continue reading Tallahassee Style-Meyer Lemon Limoncello Liqueur

Fast Weeknight Wonder: Oregano Lemon Chicken

A fast delicious meal does not get any easier than baked chicken with lemon and oregano. Served up with fresh greens with a light vinaigrette and basmati rice to soak up all the pan juices.Oregano Lemon ChickenServes 6Recipe from Taste of HomeIngredients:6 bone-in chicken thighs3 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon olive oil3 garlic cloves, minced2 … Continue reading Fast Weeknight Wonder: Oregano Lemon Chicken

Dirt to Table Experience: A Salad that is Dressed to Impress- A Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

You can create a salad with incredible flavors, colors and textures.  A good salad is worthy of recognition and is remembered after it is experienced.There are so many people who have no relationship with salad-they consider it a "diet food" something they should eat  "more of"  they purchase a couple of "on sale" bags of … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: A Salad that is Dressed to Impress- A Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Citrus Dressing

Dirt to Table Experience: Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing in a Jar

Growing-up bottled salad dressings were the norm. Lucky for me, I was exposed early to basic vinegar and oil dressings made at home, and not in a bottle.   Why, would you purchase store bought?  Have you taken a look at a typical salad dressing label?  Basic vinaigrettes are a cinch to make and with a … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Fresh Lemon-Herb Dressing in a Jar

Lemon Brownies

If you think that brownies can only be chocolate......Then you are missing out something unique.  If you are willing to take a leap.........Ta da......Lemon Brownies!  Dense with a rocking clean citrus flavor. Lemon  BrowniesMakes 8x8 PanRecipe from Roz la bella vita- Via PinterestIngredients:The Batter3/4 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted … Continue reading Lemon Brownies

Canning Goodness: Simple Preserved Lemons

My Meyer lemon tree is laden and weighted down with lemon fruit.  Duly noted that the reason this citrus tree was planted was to ensure that we had plenty of fresh lemon juice for lemon drop cocktails Lemon Drop Martini Cocktails  Still, what does a girl do with a hundred plus lemons? First, she shares … Continue reading Canning Goodness: Simple Preserved Lemons