Monthly Archives: April 2010

Open House Fig and Olive Tapenade


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Tried several new recipes for our open house today, always like to live on the edge just a little with a never tried recipe. This one was great with figs olives and fresh herbs - how could it go wrong. Can be made a day in advance for a great no fuss appetizer In a Pan place 1 cup chopped dried figs 1/2 cups water Boil until liquid is almost gone and figs are soft Add 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon good quality […]

Welcome to the Garden & Recipes Blog


I started baking at about age 8 with my little sister. We loved to create things in the kitchen. As an adult I still love cooking and gardening, so will from time to time share some of my favorite recipes and talk plants. Please check back soon as you never know what delicious food or interesting garden talk will show up next. – Barbara