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Herbs

  • Tossing pasta with a chive parsley pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto

    Chive and Parsley Pesto ~ a spring green pesto sauce that goes rogue without a trace of basil.  Don’t save it just for pasta, use it on fish, chicken, sandwiches, burgers,…

  • Grapefruit Blossom Pot de Creme is an elegant dessert infused with the essence of spring

    Spring Botanical Desserts

    Celebrate the start of the new season with these Spring Botanical Desserts ~ edible blossoms, tender herbs, and even wild spring greens like nettles or dandelions enhance these unique recipes.  …

  • Olive and Herb Appetizer Wreath on a white platter with cocktail forks

    Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer

    My Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer is such fun for the holidays ~ olives are easy, they’re healthy, and fit just about every diet out there.  It looks Martha Stewart-ish, but it’s…

  • Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream in pan with scoop

    Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream

    Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream is made with real mint leaves and dark chocolate ~ summer eating doesn’t get any better!   The zippy flavor of the fresh mint paired with an…

  • Savory Herb Shortbread dough rolled out, with cookie cutter.

    Savory Herb Shortbread (and Party Printables!)

    Set out these buttery savory herb shortbread crackers at the cocktail hour for an elegant alternative to chips.  I’ve included a pretty customizable menu and place cards to help you set…

  • Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Homemade Boursin Cheese Recipe

    My Homemade Boursin Cheese recipe will blow you away, not only because it’s easy to do, spot on delicious, and will impress the heck out of your friends…but because it will…

  • How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave quickly and easily ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave

    I’ll show you exactly how to dry herbs in the microwave, it’s quick, easy and a lot of fun! — The microwave preserves color and flavor like no other method, and…

  • Basil Salad with Tomatoes is a clelbration of summer's best produce! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

    Basil Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes is a celebration of mid-summer, when the basil is going gangbusters and heirloom tomatoes are in their glory days.  This is a simple, healthy salad that…

  • Easy and elegant Baked Eggs in ouff pastry

    Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts

    Tomato and Egg Puff Pastry Tarts are a wonderfully elegant breakfast that only looks hard to put together! I’ve got a miniseries running on the blog of these little baked egg…

  • Spring Kale and Herb Salad with edible flowers

    Purple Kale and Pansy Salad

    Purple Kale and Pansy Salad ~ edible flowers like colorful pansies can turn a salad from so-so to sensational.  Use them as a garnish on all kinds of dishes this spring!…

  • Whole Baked Trout with herb Salsa

    Whole Baked Trout with Herb Salsa

    Whole Baked Trout with Herb Salsa ~ this glorious whole fish is no more difficult to make than regular fish, and it makes such a spectacular presentation! I’ve never cooked a…

  • Nordic Smoked Salmon Open Faced Sandwiches 10

    Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches

     Nordic Open Faced Smoked Salmon Sandwiches are exquisitely delicate and healthy ~ this is clean eating that that also happens to be insanely delicious.…

  • Green Goddess Dressing

    Don’t you just love the name? Green Goddess dressing was invented in the kitchen of a San Francisco hotel in the 1920s.  It’s a creamy dressing with a base of mayo…