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Sweet Home Allegra

❤️Food is LOVE❤️ Eat UP!!

Favorite recipes for creating and preserving vibrant food. Views to my sweet life too. 

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Dividing Perennial Grass

A Two Minute Course: So Simple! Early Spring or Fall is a good time to renovate clumps of grass that have gotten bare in the center from...

The Herb Garden

Take a walk through my herb garden with me. Sweet basil. The King of herbs. Tricky to grow. Thirsty all the time, needs incessant...

In the Sedum

Drought tolerant and in all the colors a foliage freak could desire.

Triple Berry Upside Down Cake

Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, oooo la la! This very berry confection was invented by my friend, famed cookbook author,...

Veggie Soup Stock

I keep this photo on my phone for a quick check ….so I never forget an ingredient while at the market. Simple, and ideally all organic...

Carrot Top Pesto

Gnarly organic carrots from the Farmer’s Market, so sweet and delicious! The greens were so fresh that I whirrred them up into a pesto....

The Farmer’s Market

I revere farmers, and the new generation of young farmers is coming on organic and enthusiastic. I revel in their energy and I deeply...


Preserve your fresh basil by whirring up the most magical of condiments. ½ cup pine nuts, toasted 3 Oz Parmesan, grated (about ¾ cup) 2...

Sweet Home Allegra

Allegra is my home, shared with My Mister of 4 decades, Robert. A friend long ago dubbed Allegra “the happiest place on earth”....

Freezing Green Beans

In order for these fresh, bright, nutritious gems to hold their color, crispness and healthy value, you have to blanch them in boiling...

Watermelon and Blueberries

Watermelon and blueberries get their ziggy on with fresh basil and lime juice. Natural hydration!!!! For additional tang add an excellent...

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