Lemon Balm Watermelon Green Iced Tea: Cold Brew

Lemon Balm Watermelon Green Iced Tea #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A hint of lemon balm and a healthy amount of sweet watermelon in this recipe turn ordinary green iced tea into a refreshing summer cooler. It was finally hot. The kind of heat where you get out of the shower and by the time you're done toweling off, you're covered in a thin layer of sweat. It's the type of air that is thick in your lungs, … more

Thyme Roasted Radishes with Champagne Honey Vinaigrette

Thyme Roasted Radishes #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A recipe for roasted radishes with fresh thyme and parsley and a simple dressing of champagne vinegar and raw honey for a scintillating summer side. I want summer to feel a certain way. This way involves warm breezes that blow through my house, my kids playing contentedly outside together, plenty of time for bike rides to the ice cream shop, … more

Summer Garden Green Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Crostini

Summer Garden Green Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Toasted Goat Cheese Crostini #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A salad recipe of garden-grown green beans, crisp radishes, and heirloom tomatoes is tossed with a light honey-sweetened vinaigrette and feta. Goat cheese crostini provide a crouton-like crunch on the side. My daughter runs through damp grass dotted with white clover. Her sallow hair trails behind her in a mess of swimming-induced tangles. … more

Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Lamb Kebabs with Tzatziki and Quinoa Tabbouleh #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Recipes for marinated grilled lamb kebabs are served with plenty of pita, fresh tomatoes, a healthy scoop of tzatziki, and a gluten-free tabbouleh with quinoa in place of the bulgur. This morning started early with a bright-eyed boy climbing over my prone form at 5:00 a.m. just as the sun was lighting up the sky. I stared at the clock, … more

Steakhouse Salad with Grilled Rib Eye and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Steakhouse Rib Eye Salad with Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

A steakhouse-style salad recipe complete with homemade balsamic vinaigrette and herbed croutons, grill-seared rib eye steak, crumbly cheese, and outdoor dining. The end of the year is a whirlwind of papers and projects sent home that are currently occupying every inch of the living room rug and the entire dining room table. There are bubbles … more

Coconut Crusted Cod Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw

Coconut Cod Fish Taco #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com

Tender white cod gets a coconut crust before being tucked inside a tortilla with a creamy cabbage slaw and a buttery avocado in this fish taco recipe. "What's this?" I finger the handles on a large paper bag that my son has tied to his backpack strap as he comes through the door from school. "We had Celebration of Learning this morning. I … more

Chocolate Spice Tea Cakes: Fair Trade for Mother’s Day

Chocolate Spice Tea Cakes #recipe via FoodforMyFamily.com #FairMoms

A recipe for rich mini tea cakes spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and chocolate tea leaves. These are begging to be made for tea time or a breakfast brunch. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust The alarm clock blares into the pristine quiet. The dreams I … more