Berry Poppers

It’s berry season in Ohio and here’s what I came up with this year.  Cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.  I didn’t measure but about 4 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla should fill a couple dozen at least.  Core the berries and put cream cheese mixture on top then dip in crushed graham crackers. 



Salad Days

It’s easy to grow lots of greens in a small space.  These were grown in a 4 x 6 raised bed.  Everyone should try it.  This year I did mixed lettuce, spinach, red leaf lettuce and kale.


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Fruit and Nut:  Mixed lettuce greens, spinach, strawberries, cashews, red onion and blue cheese


Fruit and Nut

Basic Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Vinegar (wine, sherry, rice, balsamic, etc.)
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
Salt and Pepper

Middle Eastern:  Mixed greens, falafel, kalamata olives, tomato, cucumber, parsley, yogart-tahini dressing

Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern


2 tbsp. Tahini
1 small garlic glove minced
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp. Olive Oil
Lemon Juice (2-3 tbsp.)
Course sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fruit and Fowl:  Mixed greens, grilled chicken, rainier cherries, strawberries, red onion

Fruit & Nut

Fruit & Fowl

Sweet Vinaigrette:

2 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Rice Vinegar 
1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. Fig jam
Salt and Pepper

Blackened Salmon Salad:  Grilled blackened salmon, radish, red onion, grated parmesan with honey mustard vinaigrette

Blackened Salmon

Blackened Salmon