Recipes from the Garden

I was lucky enough to attend Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison‘s now-famous pre-San Francisco Flower and Garden Show cocktail garden party this past Tuesday evening, and if it weren’t enough simply to see wonderful friends and tour Rebecca’s stunning garden, we were treated to Amy Stewart playing bartender to promote her new book “The Drunken […]


Breakfast Smoothie

by Jenny Peterson on January 11, 2013

in Food,Healthy Living,Recipes from the Garden

I’ve been compiling some healthy recipes/workout ideas on my Pinterest board “To Your Health,” and this one caught my eye this week. The original recipe is here, and I tweaked it just a little bit.   Ingredients 2 handfuls of organic spinach 1/3 c. organic raspberries 1 banana 1 orange, peeled Almond milk, enough for […]


Friday Mish Mash Up

by Jenny Peterson on November 30, 2012

in Gardening Tips,Recipes from the Garden

I love Fridays — it gives me a chance to highlight some cool things that I run into during the week, and I don’t need to have a theme if I don’t want to. After all, it’s my blog, right? Okay, first up, we have– Kylee’s Pumpkin Torte Recipe — My BFF and co-author, Kylee Baumle, […]

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Fig Recipe Round-Up

by Jenny Peterson on July 20, 2012

in Recipes from the Garden

It’s the end of Fig-A-Palooza! We’re still gathering figs here in Austin so the fig cooking/baking will continue, but I wanted to share with you some final recipes to round out your file. One of these I’ve tried, and the others I just found and intend to try, but do let me know if you […]


Drunken Figs

by Jenny Peterson on July 18, 2012

in Recipes from the Garden

I thought I’d start out with the pic this week, on Day 3 of Fig-A-Palooza! Because it combines figs and brandy, you just can’t beat that for a blog post opener. In my search for fig recipes, I found many referring to Drunken Figs, and there are several variations. Naturally, I chose the easiest one, […]


Figs in Nightgowns

by Jenny Peterson on July 17, 2012

in Recipes from the Garden

It’s Day 2 of Fig-A-Palozza here on J. Peterson Garden Design! We’ve had such a bumper crop this year that the Hunky Foreman and I have been busy researching and testing fig recipes. And today, may I introduce to you Figs in Nightgowns? We thought the name was so funny, we had to try it. […]

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Figs With Goat Cheese & Prosciutto

by Jenny Peterson on July 16, 2012

in Recipes from the Garden

As promised, it’s Fig-A-Palooza this week at J. Peterson Garden Design! The Davis/Peterson household is fortunate to have a huge fig tree in the back yard, and this year we’re having a bumper crop. We have a deal with the back yard wildlife, though–they get the fruit on top of the tree, and we get […]


Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

by Jenny Peterson on November 21, 2011

in Recipes from the Garden

I saw a recipe online about making vanilla bean marshmallows. This is sort of akin to making your own toothpaste (why?), but the photos were so cute that I let down my guard and gathered my materials. Let me tell you the end result so you don’t get scared off by the process: they were […]


Crispy Kale Chips

by Jenny Peterson on November 14, 2011

in Recipes from the Garden

A couple of weeks ago I made baked kale chips–I’d had them at a dinner party about 2 years ago and they were so yummy that I put them on my list of recipes to try. This recipe is so easy, so fast, so good and so good for you that it’ll be on my […]


Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

by Jenny Peterson on November 7, 2011

in Recipes from the Garden

One of my favorite restaurants in Austin serves sweet potato fries–they’re so delicious that I’ll keep eating them long after I’m not even hungry anymore. I’ve been looking a good recipe to make my own, and finally found this one. I was looking for a more spicy version because my son Luke likes food with […]