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Herbs

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 really a cinch, so any way you look…

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 extra quantity of dark chocolate makes this the…

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 the theme for a brunch or afternoon tea.…

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 save you SO MUCH money!  Don’t lose track…

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 in minutes you can have months’ worth of…

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 will delight friends and family with bold flavor…

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 pastries.  I love them.  They’re versatile and so…

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! Spring has sprung!  And that calls for a…

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 whole fish before, so how about we do…

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 and sour cream, traditionally flavored with tarragon and…