How To: Fresh Strawberry Picking

The strawberry picking season here in Texas is winding down, it’s one of my favorite seasons of the year. I wait anxiously all year long to go and pick fresh, local strawberries by the bucket load. It’s become a tradition I hope to keep for many years to come. Last year, I started the tradition…

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Simple Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Strawberry & Rhubarb Strawberry and rhubarb go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s the perfect ratio of sweet to tart, making it explode on your taste buds with every bite. Add in some locally fresh picked berries and you have a recipe for delicious jam that will make everybody craving more. This ‘Simple Strawberry…

AVO Little Chocolate Cake

February has come to visit us once again, along with Valentine’s day and chocolate lovers rejoicing all over the world, February is also the ‘Heart Health’ awareness month. More often than not, chocolate is the #1 favorite dessert choice during the month of February, and for good reason because it’s decadent, delicious, and nothing says,…

Easy Strawberry Dump Cake

Summertime desserts are among some of my very favorites because they usually involve some sort of fresh fruit. Berries are a great go-to during the season because of their peak freshness and easy accessibility in the grocery stores. This dump cake used the strawberries I hand picked from back in April when I went strawberry…

Strawberry Salad with Blackberry Balsamic Dressing

When spring season hits, so do my cravings for fresh food. It’s officially perfect weather for long days at the farmers market and I couldn’t be happier to see fresh fruit and local produce. Although you don’t have to go too far for fresh produce, the grocery stores around us are starting to re-stock on…

“Strawberry Chia Seed Jam”

Summer is coming to a close, but Fall is not quite here yet. It’s the awkward in-between stage of wondering when it’s socially acceptable to bring the fall decor down from the attic. When it’s September and the weather is still in the 90’s, we Texans should not be baking pumpkin spice recipes just yet…..

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…