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August 11, 2015
Some nights it’s just too hot to cook. I also don’t like to go to the grocery store in the summer. Instead, we tend to eat from our garden. A few nights ago I made a simple pasta salad for dinner. It hit the spot! Read moreSummer Pasta Salad

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June 29, 2015
Summer time brings warm weather and that means eating plenty of cool foods in our household. One of my favorites is tabouli (or taboulli or taboulleh- depends who you talk to). This is my simple homemade tabouli recipe that is an easy salad and always a crowd pleaser.  I’m here to tell you that it…

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August 22, 2014
This week I was invited by Williams-Sonoma to participate in Juice Week and share one of my favorite juice recipe. A huge inspiration for my love of juicing comes from the local harvests around us on Cape Cod. Whether from our local farmer’s market or fresh from our garden and berry patch my family regularly enjoys…

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August 13, 2014
Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill  pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids…

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October 11, 2013
A couple of nights ago,  I finally did something that I had been wanting to do for years. I attended a jam making workshop at the Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen in Sandwich, Massachusetts. For years, I had been intrigued by this kitchen’s rich history dating back to the early 1900s.Read moreApple Pie…

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August 29, 2013
  I was craving beach plum jam. A few days ago we went searching for wild beach plums on the shores of Cape Cod.  I had never heard of beach plums until I moved here and I was told that they are incredibly difficult to find due to the loss of their natural habitat. Beach…

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November 11, 2012
  The other day, I was in the mood for something salty, tangy and warm for lunch.  This seemed to fit the bill perfectly!  As most of you know, I do most of my grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.  I always have one of their rustic ciabatta flatbreads on hand.  They are so versatile.  Like…

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September 12, 2012
 I had a “pickle” of a time finding canning jars.  I drove to at least three different stores here on Cape Cod without any luck.  Finally, on the fourth store I had luck except they only had smaller pint size jars instead of the quart size that I was needed.  So, I picked those up…

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August 14, 2012
Arugula dressed with relish and feta cheese If you are like us, you now have an abundance of cucumbers and tomatoes from your garden. One thing that I like to do is make this relish.  It is so quick to make, versatile and delicious.  We use the relish in many ways including: As a side…

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July 26, 2012
Sometimes it is just too hot to cook.  No one feels like eating anything too heavy and we certainly do not feel like cooking in the house.  This is when we take our cooking to the grill.  It is very easy to make a wonderful light meal for warm summer nights that is both easy…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.