Dehydrating Fresh Tomatoes & Basil

Slices of fresh tomatoes and fresh basil leaves on a rack in the dehydrator

Dehydrating fresh tomatoes and basil is a great way to preserve the harvest for use throughout the year. I like to do both at once, since my dehydrator has enough room, and the house smells amazing! Dehydrating fresh tomatoes and basil Tomatoes were companion planted with green basil, and they done producing for the season. … Read more

Making Opal Basil Herbal Vinegar

bottles of finished opal basil vinegar and jar of steeping opal basil vinegar

Every summer, I make this beautiful, raspberry tinted opal basil vinegar with the herbs from the garden. It’s a great marinade for flank steaks, or to use on a salad with olive oil. You’ll definitely want some opal basil in your herb garden! What is opal basil? Opal basil is an herb that I grow … Read more

Zesty Zoodles

Zoodles (raw zucchini noodles) and other raw vegetables in a zesty sauce - zesty zoodles!

If you are looking for a quick, raw vegetable summertime lunch, you have got to try this zesty zoodles recipe. If you are not familiar with them, zoodles are “noodles” made from fresh zucchini – made with a special gadget called a spiralizer. Every summer, the garden produces tons (and tons) of zucchini. What I … Read more