Summer

Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake

Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Gluten Free Raspberry Almond Breakfast Cake is a moist dense cake that is perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or with a glass of wine after dinner.  This cake is gluten free, paleo friendly, dairy free and granulated sugar free. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Easter is […]

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Grilled Cuban Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Cuban Steak with Chimichuirri Sauce paleo gluten free dairy free recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Grilled Cuban Steak with Chimichurri Sauce ready in under 30 minutes loaded with flavor, freshness, gluten-free, dairy free and paleo. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter The temperature is now warm enough to get out there and fire up the ol’ grill.  I love grilling, for the flavor and how easy it […]

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10 Tips For Eating Smart on Labor Day

10 Tips for eating smart on labor day | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Labor Day is the official end of summer.  The pools close and all the kids are back to school full-time.  We celebrate the end of summer by gathering with friends and family and grilling and eating out on our patios to enjoy each others company. […]

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Spicy Watermelon Margarita

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This Spicy Watermelon Margarita comes with the sweet freshness of watermelon flavor with a hot spicy kick. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter I can’t get enough of the summer ripened watermelon and my garden is bursting at the seams with peppers.  Once again, I planted way too many pepper plants […]

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Blackberry Banana Coconut Popsicle

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin  |   Follow me on Instagram Blackberry Banana Coconut Popsicle is the perfect healthy sweet tasty cool treat.  Popsicles are everywhere.  Every time I look through pinterest I have a new beautiful photo of popsicles tempting me from my screen.  They really are the perfect summer treat, easy fun and a […]

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10 Tips for Growing Cucumbers

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin 10 Tips for Growing Cucumbers, because every salad needs a home-grown cucumber. 10 Tips for Growing Cucumbers:  Plant where they will get full sun but in hot climate afternoon shade is best. Space plants 3’ apart and rows 4-5’ apart. Add plenty of compost and aged manure to soil when […]

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Plum Pop Cocktail

Plum Pop Cocktail

A Plum Pop Cocktail is a sweet tart cocktail, that sings of summer. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Plums are one of those fruits that are a bit confusing to me. I always love the color, that dark purple with light flecks is satisfying, but are they sweet or are […]

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Spinach Cherry Salad

Spinach Cherry Salad | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This Spinach Cherry Salad Recipe is a great way to enjoy the seasonal delicious cherries and a simple healthy salad. Oh how I have been loving on the seasonal cherries.  Every year when those beauties come in season and show up at the market I scoop up bag after bag […]

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10 Tips for Growing Zucchini

10 Tips for growing zucchini | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Zucchini plants can be a huge producer for your garden.  To make sure you get the most out of your plants I am providing 10 Tips for Growing Zucchini. 10 Tips for Growing Zucchini: 1. Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. 2. Leave about 3-4’ […]

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10 Tips for Growing Green Beans

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin July is the time to plant your fall harvest of green beans.  I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Green Beans that you can keep save and pin to ensure you are enjoying tender green beans throughout the season.   Most beans will come to maturity […]

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10 Tips for Growing Eggplant

10 Tips for growing eggplants

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Eggplant that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious glossy eggplant to enjoy throughout your summer.  Top 10 Tips for Growing Eggplant: #1 Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. #2 Try […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Granita

Strawberry Watermelon Granita | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Strawberry Watermelon Granita a light and refreshing, but intensely flavored cool treat. I love my watermelon.  It probably is one of my favorite fruits, add in a few strawberries and you have a perfect flavor union. My oldest was home for a few weeks, and between he and I, we demolished a […]

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10 Tips for Growing Peppers

10 Tips for growing peppers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Peppers that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious sweet and spicy summer peppers all season long.  Top 10 Tips for Growing Peppers: #1 Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight. #2 […]

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10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Who doesn’t want a fresh summer tomato straight from the garden, is there anything better?  I think not, I have supplied an easy graphic for you on 10 Tips for Growing Tomatoes that you can keep handy so you are guaranteed those delicious summer tomatoes all season long. Top 10 […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables

Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables; Broccoli Kale Cabbage Cauliflower

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Cruciferous Vegetables; Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Cauliflower is a great way to becoming an organic vegetable gardener.  Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a reminder of who is […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Gin Fizz

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A Strawberry Watermelon Gin Fizz is the perfect sweet, refreshing cocktail to enjoy on a warm summer evening. This year with the long cold winter my strawberries plants which are called “june bearers” actually were still producing a few berries on June 1st, though I harvested most of my crop […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Peppers

Companion Planting Pepper

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Peppers is a great way to becoming an organic vegetable gardener.  Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a reminder of who is a good neighbor for your […]

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Companion Planting Tips for Tomatoes

Companion Planting Tips for your Tomatoes

Learning the Companion Planting Tips for Tomatoes is a great first step to becoming an organic vegetable gardener. Making sure that the vegetables you grow are healthy and pesticide-free. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter The graphic below is perfect to save to your Pinterest Gardening board to use as a […]

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Blueberry Corn Salad

Blueberry Corn Salad | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Blueberry Corn Salad is a simple healthy clean summer salad that is sure to please with the fresh sweet taste of the corn and the heat of jalapeño. We hosted a small cookout with a few friends over the weekend, and my friend Barbie brought this Blueberry Corn Salad.  It […]

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Healthy Eating this BBQ Season

Survival Tips to Eating Healthy this BBQ season

To help A Healthy Life For Me readers navigate this seasons cookouts and avoid overeating I am sharing 10 Survival Tips to Healthy Eating this BBQ Season, from Zone Delivery USA, a leading Zone diet delivery service.  These are great tips to carry with you throughout the year. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | […]

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Marinated Eggplant

Marinated Eggplant Recipe with Amy Stafford | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Marinated Eggplant Recipe is a dish packed with tons of flavor and loads of vegetables, perfect for a summer side dish.   There are certain recipes you make for those you love.  This Marinated Eggplant recipe is definitely one for my husband.  He has always loved marinated eggplant since he was a boy […]

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Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars

Superfood Breakfast Bars Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

These Oatmeal Superfood Breakfast Bars will become your newest addiction, I swear!! Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what is really important is what ingredients go into your breakfast.  I truly believe Oatmeal is one of the healthiest […]

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Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad

Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad Recipe Valentine

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Beet Goat Cheese Mandarin Salad can be a healthy salad to serve any day to the one you love. I do love beets, and my husband does not.  I try and try to get him to eat beets, they are just so good for you. […]

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Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart  Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Heirloom Tomatoes are summer’s little delicacy.  This Heirloom Tomato Tart is a great way to use the tomatoes to their tastiest advantage.  There is nothing more perfectly delicious or more beautiful than a heirloom tomato.  Brandywine, Purple Cherokee a pink or green zebra, oh-my!  So though my own garden tomatoes […]

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Grilled Spicy Green Shrimp

Shrimp Grilling Jalapeño Herbs Sauce

 Grilled Spicy Green Shrimp is a super easy, delicious dinner that is ready in less than 15 minutes. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Happy Labor Day! It is the beginning of September, where in the world did Summer go?  I am always somewhat sad to see summer end, unless its […]

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August Gardening; Tomatoes, Fertilizing and Garden Predators

Silver Wyandotte in Garden | August Gardening | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin August Gardening; Tomatoes, Fertilizing and Garden Predators.  August is a busy time in the garden, enjoy your time and your rewards.I had the pleasure of going on a garden tour a few weeks ago through one of the most amazing private garden I have ever seen.  The garden was designed, […]

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Almond Bars with Cherries

Almond Bars with Cherries

 Oh my I have been buying up those delicious cherries at the grocery store.  I leave the bag on the counter and snack on the little devils all day.  Obviously the other inhabitants in this house have too, because the bag is getting low.  Looks like I will have to make another trip to the […]

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Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Salad brings flavors from the garden together in a delicious dish.   If you are growing your own garden it is bursting with tomatoes and eggplants right now.  If you’re not, the farmers market will have the best quality tomatoes and eggplants now, either way now is […]

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Lip Plump Punch

Lip Plump Punch Grapefruit Lime Juice Honey Tequila

  Todays cocktail comes from my good friends Janet & Joey.  Sounds like a name for a great sitcom…ehh? Janet & Joey are a mother and son team of awesome mixologists.  Whenever Janet throws a party they work together to come up with some amazing party themed cocktails.  If you remember Janet is the guru […]

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August Gardening

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin August Gardening can be tricky with the high temperatures and lack of rain, but it is usually when we reap the largest bounty out of our vegetable gardens.  August is one of the busiest times in a garden.  Picking the produce and processing it can become a full-time job from morning […]

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Frozen Blackberry Mojito

Frozen Blackberry Mojito Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

 What better way than to celebrate summer than with a Frozen Blackberry Mojito. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter  I am still getting a bowl full of Blackberries out of the garden a a day. I have been enjoying them in my oatmeal and yogurt.  I even made a Blackberry Pocket […]

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Propagating Begonias

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I love perennial Begonias.  The colors and leaf formations are delightful and the surprise little blooms that pop up on long stems are lyrical.  However, they can be pricey, especially if you are buying them in the spring on top of all your other spring garden store purchases.  A wonderful gardening trick is to make […]

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Grilled Peaches with Cream and Honey

Using Fresh Summer Peaches in Healthy Dessert

 Peaches oh how I love them.  They are such a magical fruit, they smell just as good as they taste.  Plus they are  one of  the easiest fruit to cook with throughout summer.   I have been grilling peaches and plums for years, and I always forget how darn easy it is and what an […]

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Watermelon Tequila Cocktail

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 Oh how I love watermelon.  You definitely think of summer when you think of watermelon and this little cocktail Watermelon Tequila it is perfect for enjoying a summer evening.  I added blackberries because my blackberry bushes are busting with berries.  Except the bottom of the bushes have been picked clean.  The little hens that live […]

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July Gardening; Gladiolus, Garden Phlox and Blue Maran Chickens

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin July Gardening; Gladiolus, Garden Phlox and Blue Maran Chickens, learn a bit about each. My Day Lilies have finished blooming.  I wrote an article last year about how Kindness Made me Fall in Love with the Daylily, I would be honored if you took the time to pop over and […]

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July Gardening; Tomatoes, Garden Pests and the Heat

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July Gardening; Tomatoes, Garden Pests and the Heat are typical troubles for the vegetable gardener. Your tomato plants leaves may be turning  yellow toward the bottom of the plant.  You have nothing to worry about the leaves of tomato plant turning yellow at the bottom of the plant means these leaves probably aren’t getting the […]

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Grilled Spicy Cilantro Shrimp and Spinach Salad

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This Grilled Spicy Cilantro Shrimp and Spinach Salad is a great light and healthy summer dish.  Loaded with flavor, quick and easy to pull together on a weeknight.  It makes a great family dinner or one to impress your friends on the weekends.  Packed with Superfoods; spinach, avocado, chia seeds, garlic and pistachios it is […]

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How To Plant and Care for Coneflower

Coneflower

When most people hear the name Coneflower or ‘Echinacea’ they think of the purple daisy like flower that blooms in mid summer to fall.  However, this perennial garden rock star comes in a variety of colors.  Purple Coneflower is the most common, but you can find white, red, salmon, dark pink colors and many more. […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Round Up

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin This Fourth of July Recipe Round Up has a recipe for everyone. I have been working on this blog for sixteen months now and I finally am starting to feel like I have rhythm and a format that I like and enjoy.  When I thought about doing my first round-up […]

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S’more Brownie Recipe

Fourth of July Summer Cookout Dessert

Follow my blog with Bloglovin This S’more Brownie Recipe is O*V*E*R the top with sweet gooeyness.  The first time I had S’mores was on at a girl scout camp.  Actually I think I was a Brownie, not a Girl Scout.  It was a two night camp out where we slept in tents and did activities […]

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Fourth of July Slushie Cocktail

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fourth of July is a great reason to eat, drink and spend time with family and friends.  We make sure our flag is hung with pride, we pull out the checkered tablecloths, stock up on s’more supplies and we drink.  This Fourth of July Slushie Cocktail is so fun to make, […]

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Tips for Growing Carrots and Honey Roasted Carrot Recipe

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Carrots are a rewarding vegetable to grow, because with a little tending you will have a full crop of beautiful delicious home grown carrots 70-80 days after planting.  Right now I am harvesting the seeds I planted in the spring 3 weeks before the last expected frost date.  I just planted my second round of […]

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Beet Terrine

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This Beet Terrine is **so** darn good.  If you are a fan of beets, this will knock your socks off, if you are not a fan of beets, get over it and try this dish!  How awesome would this be to bring to a party, you would get all the oohs and ahhs.  It is […]

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Cucumber Martini

Cucumber-Martini

This Cucumber Martini will be your new favorite cocktail it certainly has become mine. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Oh yes, this baby is the perfect summer martini.  My friend Janet has been telling me, but it took me way to long to listen.  This is the perfect crisp, just […]

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Garden Tour; Tomato and Perennial Care

Garden-Tour

My friend Tami and I went on a garden tour through some private local gardens last Saturday.  The tour consisted of nine privately owned and cared for gardens and our group was led by a master gardner who pointed out certain characteristics and answered our questions. The tour ranged from a small patio garden to […]

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Sugar Snap Pea Shrimp and Quinoa Stir Fry

Sugar Snap Pea Shrimp and Quinoa Stir Fry Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Sugar Snap Pea Shrimp and Quinoa Stir Fry is a healthy alternative to the higher sodium and fat stir fry dish, without loosing any taste.   A quick and easy dish to pull together, makes it a great weeknight dinner. My snap peas are in full […]

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June Garden; dealing with Cabbageworms and Flea Beetles

June Gardening; dealing with cabbageworms and flea beetles | ahealthylifeforme.com

June Garden; dealing with Cabbageworms and Flea Beetles in your organic vegetable garden. When you have a blog that talks about gardening, you have a ton to write about in the spring, summer and fall, but sadly you don’t have a whole lot of time to write it.  You are so busy keeping up with the […]

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Strawberry Margarita

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Even though the temperature last night went down to 45 degrees, yep Mother Nature is WHACK!  The strawberries are still ripening daily in the garden.  One of my favorite things to grow is strawberries, they make an appearance every spring and as long as you provide decent soil, full sun and enough water they go […]

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Oregano Pesto

Oregano Pesto

  I would never have come up with this recipe if another recipe had not led me here.  I have been working on a Spanish Potato Salad and I knew I wanted to add a pesto and was planning on using Basil Pesto, but I knew basil was not a herb that was used often […]

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Basil Oil

Basil Oil

I planted two beds of basil this year.  Why?  A lapse in judgement.  I always think I could use more basil while I am planting the seeds, and I am quite happy with it in the early stages of its growth, but then it starts sending up flower heads. Which means it’s coming to it’s […]

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Perfect Grilled Corn

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Lemon Butter

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Making Perfect Grilled Corn is easier than you think. I don’t know about you but I love corn.  My favorite is the bi-colored variety.  When I went into Whole Foods this last week they had corn as the feature item of the week.  I couldn’t resist and picked up a […]

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How to Make Pickled Peppers

How to Make Pickled Peppers at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

I have so many peppers from the garden this year that I have already made this several times.  The pictures show this recipe tripled.  Which if you do you may need to use more than one pan like I did. I have already handed bottles of these out to friends and it was requested that […]

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Drought and Our Trees

Sprinkler watering trees in garden

If you live in the United States you have most likely been fighting with this summers drought affects on your garden, yard and trees.  I have been watering relentlessly (I have the water bill to prove it) and at times I am not sure how effective it has been.  Its easy to water the perennial […]

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Japanese Anemone

Japanese-Anemone

I saw a photo of a Japanese Anemone in a magazine years ago, and fell in love.  Now I have a garden full of these beauties.  I truly fine them lovely and can’t stop taking photos.  Their clusters of unopened silver-furred buds are just as enchanting as their soft five petal blooms. One of their […]

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Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

Pickled Jalapeno Peppers

My garden is producing a ton of peppers now, and really how many peppers can one family eat.  Even with my husband in residence.  So, I like to pickle a few jars to stick in the fridge and hand to those wicked sick fiends who like to eat things that fry your mouth! Just a […]

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Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer

Blueberry Lavender Vodka Spritzer @ a healthylifeforme

With a refrigerator full of Blueberries, I wanted to come up with a fun cocktail, but I remembered seeing this beautiful drink on Pinterest and went back to find it.  It was so perfect I just copied theKitchn‘s recipe. I also used a new vodka that my husband had heard about called Tito’s.  I am […]

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Orzo Salad with Beets & Blue Cheese

Orzo salad with Beets & Blue Cheese @ ahealthylifeforme

I will be stating up front that my family told me not to post this recipe.  Both of my guys said it was “gross”.  I on the other hand said it was “delicious”.   Why the discord?  One word, Beets.  Need I say more? If you like beets, this will be your new favorite way […]

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Oak – Slime Flux | Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

Bees

I read this article on line written by The Georgia Gardener and thought I would share.  If you have been  dealing with the awful summer heat like we have been here in Cincinnati then you have come across a host of problems in the garden.  Sometimes I am so worried about the veggies and flowers […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

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There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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The Effects Of Hot Weather On Your Garden

Though I have tomatoes on the plants, they have just been sitting there and not ripening.

I like to order my seeds from a few different sources, one of them is JUNG SEEDS.  They sent out their newsletter last weekend and an article touched on the Hot Weather and its effects on our garden.  Since my garden really took a beating during the heat wave, I found the article really informative, […]

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Spicy Corn Succotash

Corn Succotash with grilled Pork Chop @ ahealthylifeforme.com-2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin | Follow me on Instagram Spicy Corn Succotash is a wonderful use of organic summer corn.  Best served with salad or great with pork chop or steak. I have been patiently waiting for the summer corn to make it to the farmers market.  I luckily have a private farm right […]

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Zucchini Carpacchio

Zucchini Carpacchio at a healthy life for me-2

Okay, I totally took this straight from Gourmet Magazine.  Though the recipe calls for chopped mint as a topping and I am not a fan of mint, so I changed it to Parsley.  You also couldn’t go wrong with a topping of chopped basil or diced thyme.  Whatever herb you have growing on hand. Also, […]

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Dandy Dill

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I love my Dill plants more for their blooms than the use of the herb in my kitchen.  In the middle of summer heat when most flowering perennials are not looking their best, this tall beauty is showing off its goods. I started mine from seed years ago, because I was told butterflies love them. […]

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Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread Great to Freeze

Yes, another Zucchini recipe.   Really can you have to many zucchini recipes??  Nope, not when its summer time and the garden is exploding.  Zucchini plants will take over if you don’t lasso them back.  I usually plant four plants (more than I need) each year, mostly so I have an abundance to make this […]

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The Many Layers of the Onion

Onion blooms in the Kitchen Garden in late spring

Because Onions are small and their tissues leave little or no trace, no one is sure where onions started their long life.  Some believe that they go back to prehistoric days as one of the first vegetables in the prehistoric diet.  Many botanists believe it originated in central Asia over 5000 years ago. Onions may […]

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Basil Pesto Recipe

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If you planted basil in your garden, you have an overflow about now.  I have started fighting mine from going to seed (getting flower heads).  I always have more basil than I could ever use, but I just love the smell and taste of fresh basil.  I read several years ago that if you crush […]

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Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Oak-Hydrangea

The first time I saw one of these plants was at the Flower Show here in Cincinnati.  My friend Tami (who is an amazing gardner) was at my side and knew all about this giant with the surprising blooms.  If seeing it hadn’t sold me, Tami’s glowing recomendation did.  Nothing like talking plants with someone […]

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Red White Blue Salad

Red White Blue Salad

This Red White Blue Salad is not only pretty and delicious but the perfect salad to serve throughout summer and especially to celebrate the Fourth of July. Follow me on Bloglovin | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter Now that my boys are older we don’t do as much to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration […]

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Fourth of July M & M Bars

M & M candy bittersweet chocolate brownies dessert recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Usually we spend the Fourth of July outside with friends and family, cooking out on the grill and watching fireworks.  This Fourth of July M & M Bar dessert is great for your Fourth of July Cookout, easy to make ahead and kids and adults love them.   You can […]

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Baked Zucchini Fries

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe  | ahealthylifeforme.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Baked Zucchini Fries are genius, easy, delicious, simple ingredients.  Oh yes and its a healthy light, gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegetarian dish. With my Garden starting the daily flow of Zucchini, I have been trying out new ways to cook up this persistent veggie. There is nothing like walking […]

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Making the Most of My Time in the Kitchen Garden

Colorful-Produce

I’ve recently had a couple of people question the amount of time I spend in the garden. I thought about their questions and what I do do to work productively.  In the spring and early summer I do spend several hours each day with maintenance, staking, stringing and mostly weeding.  Which is something all gardeners […]

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Halibut with Zucchini Salsa

Halibut with Zucchini Salsa

With the zucchinis growing faster than I can keep up, I have been thinking of imaginative ways to use them up. This dish did a great job, this salsa is tangy and delicious and the whole recipe is so simple and quick to pull together, which is a blessing when you want to spend your […]

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Zucchini & Cheese Tart

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I picked my first Zucchini.  Which means my counters will be covered with the little green guys very soon.  This is the first recipe I made with my first Zucchini. Enjoy! 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon slat 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons fresh […]

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Italian Potato Salad

Italian Potato Salad Recipe at www.ahealthylifeforme.com

This is a Paula Dean recipe, I love to make this for a large group.  The reason – it is perfect for a crowd?  You don’t need to refrigerate it, you leave it to rest on the counter, so you can make it ahead of time and forget about it until its time to eat. […]

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Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Spicy Grilled Shrimp @ ahealthylifeforme.com

This Spicy Grilled Shrimp Recipe is the perfect summertime BBQ dish.  It is easy to prepare and only takes minutes to cook. You can serve it with a steak for surf & turf or you could serve with a salad and pasta to complete the meal. Shrimp is one of the easiest foods to cook. […]

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