Gardening

 My Favorite Trick for Summer Herbs

My Favorite Trick for Summer Herbs

How to have fresh herbs at your fingertips all summer long.

 Summer Veggie Gratin

Summer Veggie Gratin

Summer’s best produce layered, brushed with garlic oil, then baked to perfect tenderness.

 Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad

Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad

Grilled Chicken Nicoise Salad – a light, fresh, healthy meal from the grill! And the Basil Anchovy Dressing takes it to a new level of deliciousness! But prepare yourself, there’s much more in this post! You’re not going to believe what Scott’s been up to! It’s been a […]

 How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings

How to Propagate Basil from Cuttings

To celebrate spring and the arrival of the growing season here in the northern hemisphere,  I thought I’d share a recipe that has become somewhat of an institution, here at The Café. I seldom repeat posts, but since we’ve gained thousands of new readers over the past year, I […]

 How to Grow Pest-Free,Healthy Basil

How to Grow Pest-Free, Healthy Basil

How to Grow Pest-Free, Healthy Basil You know the scenario …… You carefully purchased the best potting soil money can buy, you even bought a brand new pot to plant your beloved baby basil plants in the pot color even matches your house, for cryin’ out loud. You put […]

 Fabulous Fresh Herbs,a Few Tips &Tricks

Fabulous Fresh Herbs, a Few Tips & Tricks

I remember someone telling me, many years ago, that once I started cooking with fresh herbs, I’d never go back … I didn’t “get it” back then. I wondered, what could be so great about some little green leaves? Now, depending on the season, I […]


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