Indian-Spiced Split Peas

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  Indian food and summer just seem to go together, as do crock pots and summer. And Indian food and crock pots… making this dish just perfect for when the temperatures soar. It’s also an ideal way to incorporate radish greens into your diet. Radish greens are often seen as … Continue reading

Mint Chip Ice Cream with Fresh Mint

Mint Chip Ice Cream // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

When I was little one of my favorite treats was mint chip ice cream… and by “treat” I mean I liked to have some every day after school. I would take my bright green treat upstairs and start on my homework. I certainly no longer have ice cream as a daily … Continue reading

Apple Rhubarb Sauce with Vanilla Ice Cream

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  Last week, on  My Week on Wednesday, I shared a recipe for Rhubarb Apple Pie from Raia’s Recipes… and I found that I could not get the combination of apples and rhubarb out of my head. And when I found a few apples at the Public Market (albeit sad-looking, … Continue reading

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

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Cherries just taste like summer to me, ripening just about the time school lets out. They were also the first fruit to ripen on our family farm, and my mother would bring home baskets of black cherries to freeze for the winter. She would send my brother and me outside, … Continue reading

How to dry your own MINT and make TEA

How to dry your own Mint and make Tea | Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

Only grow mint in pots, they told me. It will take over your yard, they told me. Good! I thought. I could use something that is largely indestructible in my gardens. Plus the bees like it. So… This summer the mint might, or might not, have taken over the back … Continue reading

Honey-Peach Jam

Honey Peach Jam with Pomona's Pectin // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

A couple of interesting things have happened since last jam-making season… One, my husband gave up white sugar (go him!) and dragged my unrepentant sweet tooth along with him (jerk! … I mean, thank you, honey, I really needed that loving boot to the fanny). So, early this summer, just as … Continue reading