Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Chicken Rub (or Parsley Pesto)

Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 2 cups packed, stemmed Italian parsley Course salt 1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste 2/3 cup olive oil Directions: In a food processor place the garlic, parsley, pinch salt, walnuts, and cheese. Process until they form a paste. Gradually blend in olive oil, taste adjust … More Healthy Harvest Recipe: Parsley Chicken Rub (or Parsley Pesto)

Parsley Dog Biscuits

Parsley is known to eliminate that bad doggy breath that simply doesn’t match that cute doggy face. Ingredients: 2 cups of parsley, chopped (stalk and leaves) 1 large carrot, grated 1/2 cup cheddar or other strong hard cheese, grated 3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup hot chicken stock … More Parsley Dog Biscuits

Healthy Harvest Recipe: Wheat Berry, Apple & Chicken Salad with Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette

This tasty winter salad combines juicy cranberries, crunchy apples, and nutty wheat berries for a healthy and satisfying meal or side-dish. 1 cup dried cranberries 1 medium to large apple (in season – I used Braeburn) 1 cup cooked wheat berries ½ cup walnuts Goat Cheese (optional) 3 cups shredded Romaine lettuce Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette … More Healthy Harvest Recipe: Wheat Berry, Apple & Chicken Salad with Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette

Skewered Strawberry Caprese Salad

*1-2 pints of organic (freshly picked are super sweet) strawberries *Approximately 1 cup mozzarella balls (goat cheese would be great with this too) *Basil leaves *Chocolate” Balsamic Vinegar Alternate strawberries, basil leaves, and mozzarella balls onto skewers ( I like the shorter skewers or cutting the 12″ in half).  Arrange on serving dish and drizzle … More Skewered Strawberry Caprese Salad

Fried Green Tomatoes

Although this doesn’t really fall under the Healthy Harvest Highlight category, it’s still a great recipe to have at the end of the garden season when you are looking for something to do with those leftover green tomatoes –  (everything in moderation, right?).  I learned how to make these from my dad and look forward … More Fried Green Tomatoes


Ratatouille is French for stewed vegetables. It’s my “bowl full of garden goodness” in the summer and my “clean out the produce bin of the fridge” in the winter.  Either way it’s a staple in my house.  We’ve made it as a side dish, added it to pasta for a main meal, and topped pizza … More Ratatouille

Garden Fresh Salsa

One of my favorite, healthy snacks to make is homemade pita chips and salsa.  There’s nothing better than fresh salsa (especially when I can add as much cilantro as I want).  In addition to being healthy and fat free, it’s also inexpensive when your vegetables are home grown.  Here’s another recipe that can be changed … More Garden Fresh Salsa