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Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this uniquely refreshing spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade...| vodka | summer cocktail | infused alcohol | edible flowers | Mother's Day | spring cocktail | vodka |

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade

Honeysuckle Vodka Lemonade ~ this unique spring cocktail is made with homemade honeysuckle infused vodka and fresh squeezed lemonade…it’s a super refreshing conversation starter, and the honeysuckle vodka is ready in 24 hours ~ can you say instant gratification?…

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

7 Tips for Show Stopping Salads

Take your salad from so-so to stunning with these 7 tips — and when something looks this fabulous and fresh it’s a pleasure to serve, and even more fun to eat. It dawned on me recently that so many…

A Round Up of Exquisite DIY Easter Eggs

Not Your Mama’s Easter Eggs

Are you ready to up your Easter egg game?  I hope so because we’ve collected tons of fresh ideas for stunning diy projects using everyday stuff like rubber cement, nail polish, Sharpies, and veggies from the fridge!  So ditch…

A recipe for a gorgeous swirled chocolate bark candy

Marbleized Chocolate Bark

Marbleized Chocolate Bark — it’s kind of like finger painting in the kitchen, but you get something delicious to eat when it’s all done! I think I may have to make about a dozen batches of this bark just…

glazed strawberry shortcake scone

Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Strawberry Shortcake Scones are the ultimate breakfast treat, with tons of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry. Our air conditioning was blasting yesterday, and today we’re cranking the heat.  I love the crazy bipolar weather in…

strawberry rhubarb skillet cobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler ~ it’s one of the joys of the season, with juicy ruby red strawberries and rhubarb bubbling up around a flaky biscuit dough, what are you waiting for? Don’t you love that first whiff of change…

honeysuckle ice cream

Honeysuckle Ice Cream

In life, as well as in the kitchen, I’m a big believer in making use of what you’ve got, and right now I’ve got a rambling honeysuckle vine draped over my front porch, just coming into bloom this week. …

strawberry, lime and coconut Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

The fresh flavors of strawberry, coconut and lime make up the festive stripes of these Cinco de Mayo themed popsicles.  They’ll put a smile on everybody’s face and they aren’t at all difficult to make.  A lime agua fresca…

Spring Kale and Herb Salad with edible flowers

Purple Kale and Pansy Salad

Spring has sprung!  And that calls for a celebration.  It’s been a such a long tough winter for so many of us, we deserve some sun, some fresh greens, and some pretty flowers.  I tossed all that together in…

sunny lemon soup with chicken and couscous

Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous ~ this creamy lemon soup is based on the classic Greek avgolemono soup, the broth is thickened with egg yolks only,and the flavor is brilliant! Did you know it’s the first day…

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes

Greek Style Stuffed Artichokes are super healthy and super delicious ~ even if you’ve never cooked one before, I’ll take you through the process step by step ~ these are too good to miss! I grew up in the…

Spring Green Risotto | The View from Great Island

Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel

Spring Green Risotto with Peas, Asparagus and Fennel ~ this healthy recipe will have you dreaming of spring! Risotto is one of the rare dishes that strikes me as being equally appropriate all year long … depending on the…

Lemon Panna Cotta | The View from Great Island 3

Lemon Panna Cotta

This light Lemon Panna Cotta is the perfect early spring dessert, it’s no-bake, super simple, and you can make it dairy free with coconut milk! I knew one of the first things I was going to make once the…

Honeysuckle Iced Tea 2

Minimal Monday: Honeysuckle Iced Tea

With Easter and Passover behind us, spring is really and truly here.  The honeysuckle vine draped across my front porch is in bloom, and  every time I go in or out I’m blown away by the scent.  I’ve been…

Quick and Easy Spring Flower Cookies 3

Easy Jelly Bean Flower Cookies

Easy Jelly Bean Flower Cookies ~ a quick and easy springtime slice and bake sugar cookie that kids can do themselves! Great for Easter and Mother’s Day. If you need a last minute Easter project to do with the…

Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges 7

Minimal Monday: Asparagus Roasted with Blood Oranges

This recipe reflects a fleeting moment in time…the blood oranges are on their way out just as the asparagus are coming into season and the two cross paths for one brief moment.  Healthy, simple,  glorious.  I saw the idea…

How to make flower ice cubes 17

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

Edible Flower Ice Cubes ~ up your beverage game this season with the prettiest ice cubes ever! I was at a brunch wedding shower last weekend and all the food was inspired by Pinterest.  They had doughnut hole and…

edible flower salad

How to Eat Flowers!

I think maybe I need to cleanse my palate after that grilled sausage.  Looking back on the past week or so I was shocked to see that it’s been sort of a mad blur of sweets, alcohol, fried foods…

Springtime Salmon and Fennel Chowder

It doesn’t get any better than this, in my opinion. As I box things up and try to get mentally prepared to cross the three little bridges that will take us off this island for the foreseeable future, I…

Lemon Risotto with Three Cheeses and Grilled Asparagus

I’m celebrating the imminent arrival of spring with a light, lemony risotto.  This is my favorite way to eat and I always revert to it when I’m cooking just for myself.  No meat, just the luscious green of the…