Easy summertime grilling recipe with a few simple ingredients. Grilled Chicken with Lemon Caper Sauce | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Grilled Chicken with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Listen up you guys.  If you’re turning on the oven this time of year you’re doing it all wrong.  Cooking over open flames is what summer is all about. And for those of you who can’t have a grill because of rules and regs where you live, I know you have some friends.  Even if said friends don’t have a grill, hibachi grills are inexpensive and they even make a travel version.  Get my point?  Do … [Read More...]

Bake this super simple cherry crostata (cherry pie, cherry galette) in 30 minutes with only 5 ingredients!

30 Minute Tart Cherry Crostata

What does summer taste like to you?  That’s really not a fair question because there are so many things to choose from this time of year.  Maybe a juicy peach or vine ripe tomato?  How about plump blueberries or crispy cucumbers?  Cherries?  … [Read More...]

A summertime gathering may be a casual affair but that doesn’t mean a little planning is in order. While bringing out the good china and polishing the silver isn’t necessary, following a few tried and trusted tips will ensure success and a good time had by all.

Easy Entertaining Tips For A Successful Summertime Gathering

Let’s gather around a grill and celebrate America’s birthday! July 4th could be called The Great American Cookout because every year around the country, friends and family come together to celebrate all the best things summer has to offer. And at the … [Read More...]

Live chicken cam in HD! Come visit the chickens: Easter Eggers, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock, Black Copper Marans, Bielefelder, Cream Crested Legbar, Blue Isbar, and a Rhodebar all named after my favorite Downton Abbey characters!

Welcome to the Chicken Cam!

I never thought I would be so amused by these feathered creatures.  I also had no idea they would have such diverse personalities or the joy I’d have from them eating out of my hand or running up to greet me.  I have spent more time than I would … [Read More...]

watercress is the most ancient of the green vegetables and its use can be traced back to Greek and Roman times. It’s one of the few greens I don’t grow because I can’t keep up with its thirst for water, but I love the peppery bite and just crave it sometimes. It’s delicious alone or mixed with other greens. It’s also excellent in soups and smoothies as well. Watercress is definitely a Super-Veggie and is trademarked as the Super Leaf—ounce for ounce, watercress has more vitamin C than an orange and more calcium than whole milk. Watercress is packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A, and is a better source of vitamins C, B1, B6, K, E, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, and Potassium than apples, broccoli, and tomatoes. That makes me want to eat some stat! It's perfect in this Watercress Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette. | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Watercress Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Have you tried watercress? It’s Mother Nature’s version of a natural, good tasting multivitamin! According to Watercress.com — and by the way, do all vegetables have their own website?!? — watercress is the most ancient of the green vegetables and … [Read More...]

Strawberry blossoms are an indication of a heavy crop this year.

How Does Your Garden Grow? | Late Spring, 2015

The other day I was walking through the yard headed for the barns when I saw a little movement in the grass.  All of a sudden, in front of me and to my right and left, I was quickly surrounded by five escaping baby bunnies while a frantic mother … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]