Having spent my youth in South Carolina where just about everybody can whip up a pound cake without even looking at a recipe, I know a good one when I see it. This one's no exception --- deliciously moist, perfect texture, and is super easy to make. Bundle up in some wax paper like these for a perfect holiday or housewarming gift! Scroll down for recipe! GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Lemon-Rosemary Olive Oil Pound Cake with Tart Lemon Glaze

If you grow only one herb this year, make it Rosemary.  Whether in a pot on your sunny windowsill or thriving in your backyard herb garden, Rosemary is quite hardy making it one of the easiest plants to grow.  This woody herb can be used in both savory and sweet concoctions like this Lemon-Rosemary Olive Oil Pound Cake with Tart Lemon Glaze. When Colavita Olive Oil asked me to create a … [Read More...]

Rhodebar pullet. GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Keeping Chickens: Bringing Them Home

If you’ve been following Green Thumb White Apron on Facebook and Instagram, you know we picked up the chickens last week.  Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a hop, skip, and a jump from here but traveling through the Amish countryside is like stepping back … [Read More...]

A popular ingredient in Moroccan, Middle Eastern, and North African cooking, preserved lemons are easily made by soaking fresh lemons in a salt and lemon juice brine for a few weeks until the skins are supple and tender. This technique pickles the fruit creating a versatile accompaniment for many dishes. Chop them up and add to vinaigrettes and dips, roast them with chicken or fish, or toss them with spring veggies and warm pasta for a perfect seasonal meal. Easy DIY Preserved Lemons | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Easy DIY Preserved Lemons

Have you tried preserved lemons? A popular ingredient in Moroccan, Middle Eastern, and North African cooking, preserved lemons are easily made by soaking fresh lemons in a salt and lemon juice brine for a few weeks until the skins are supple … [Read More...]

Subtle changes happen quickly and if you're not paying close attention, you miss the details. Like the swelling of the rose canes or the blush of the muscari before it pops open revealing it's beautiful lavender color. Butter-colored daffodils opening right before your eyes like a time-lapsed video. Or the cracking of the soil as a seed plumps up and starts grow, breaking the surface. It's spring and it's beautiful. How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Spring, 2015 | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Early Spring, 2015

I absolutely love this time of year in the garden.  Subtle changes happen quickly and if you're not paying close attention, you miss the details.  Like the swelling of the rose canes or the blush of the muscari before it pops open revealing its … [Read More...]

Everyone needs a perfect quiche recipe in their repertoire and this one bakes up just right every time. Packed with spring’s bounty of fresh flavors, I can’t decide which I like more: The filling or the crust! GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Asparagus, Leek, and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche with Herbed Olive Oil Crust

I love a good brunch and I was excited when my friends at Colavita asked me to whip up something special for a Fresh From The Garden spring brunch!  Just like spring, the humble egg has long been associated with rebirth and renewal — the circle of … [Read More...]

Kraemer House Garden | September, 2014

Garden Primer: Simple Vegetable Garden Tips For Every Size Garden

When we first moved into Kraemer House almost 10 years ago, we knew that we wanted a large garden.  I had already started a list of things that I wanted: It had to be organized In full sun Enough room for a garden shed and eventually … [Read More...]

The meringue has a perfectly crisp exterior while the inside is gooey and marshmallow-like. It’s topped with a lemon cream made by combining whipping cream and a little bit of the lemon curd. Finally, it gets topped off with a dollop of the curd. They actually look like sunny side up eggs! Easy recipe below or at GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Lemon Cream Pavlovas

Looking for a perfect Easter dessert?  Take a look at these Lemon Cream Pavlovas!  Don’t let the the name pavlova scare you off — it’s just a fancy name for meringue topped with stuff.  By stuff I mean cream and fruit.  The dessert is believed to … [Read More...]

Dye Easter eggs naturally using common pantry ingredients. Beautiful hues are achieved with these helpful hints!

How To Naturally Dye Easter Eggs

Is it just me or does it seem like Easter is arriving super early this year?  I'm totally ready for it because it means spring is officially here with warmer weather, flowers blooming, and bees buzzing! Have you ever tried to dye your Easter eggs … [Read More...]

Fruit curd is a delicious intensely-flavored spread that’s a perfect alternative to traditional jams usually served with breads, muffins, and scones. Traditionally made with butter, I wanted to create a healthier alternative using olive oil. What I didn’t expect was how much the olive oil would actually improve the taste and overall texture of the curd. Recipe and How-To.

Olive Oil Lemon Curd

Happy spring!  On the first day of spring here in my neck of the woods it snowed.  6 inches!  Really Mother Nature?  Is that how you want to play? It was, however, probably to prettiest snow of the entire winter.  Light and fluffy, it flocked the … [Read More...]

Help us pick a color for the chicken coop and garden cottage! Will it be an earthy brown? How about a crisp white? Maybe a warm red? Help us choose from these three colors!

Help Us Pick A Color For The Chicken Coop & Garden Cottage!

I need your help!  You've heard we’re getting chickens, right?  I know, I know — I’ve only posted about it here, here, and here.  Well, the chickens are going to live in this super cool coop but we need to paint it — well, actually stain it — to … [Read More...]

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Luck Of The Irish Giveaway!

Feeling lucky?  How would you like to win some green?  In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers from around the country to offer you the chance to win big! Between today and St. Patrick's Day on March … [Read More...]