Heather (Stringtown Home) – Summer Centerpeice for Outdoors from Penny’s Vintage Home
You are standing in line at a Chinese restaurant deciding what to order. If you are anything like me you usually order a vegetable lo mein and a couple of veggie egg rolls. Although, the sweet and sour chicken sounds temping, but if you are like me you almost never stray away from your usual. What is your usual?
I don’t think I could ever get enough of our local Chinese restaurant’s vegetable lo mein. I don’t know why but it must be laced with something because man it is good! Until I made it gluten free from scratch! Then it became even more highly addictive! …
Why? Well like any true foodie it would be because of the fresh food! Fresh veggies, farmer’s markets and being outside! Yes, some of the best things come out of the Summer! Something exactly like this Italian Summer pasta salad!
I am definitely a lover all thing edible (okay so there is limits!) but when it comes to summer fresh there really is no limit. This year I was able to put in a garden. Granted it is a little garden but right now it is about to burst full of tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, peppers and soon be cabbage! I am really all to excited to use all of these fresh ingredients to make some pretty bangin’ salads, pizzas and such! I try to stay as local as possible especially in the Summer and what is more local than your own back yard? …
Why? Because I need to tell you about these strawberry pop tarts! I finally have them perfected, tasty and aesthetically pleasing as well!
Why do I say finally?
Such a great question! I have sweated in my kitchen (SUMMER!) and a lot of strawberries had to be sacrificed to this recipe to where it is today. I have literally been working on these strawberry pop tarts for about a month now. I usually can work on a recipe a few days at a time and then some just come to me. However, the last recipe that gave me grief was the Paleo Fried Pickles and that was my best recipe to date! (just sayin’!) …
Tool Box to Planter From the Navage Patch