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blueberry salsa

A delicious salsa is possible only during tomato season. My Blueberry Salsa recipe is an easy, healthy excuse to eat the rainbow and adding seasonal fruit makes it even better! The recipe was one of several berry inspired recipes featured in the July 2015 issue of Susquehanna Style Magazine. In addition to enjoying by the scoopful, […]

raspberry citrus wild rice salad

Aside from flip flops, watermelon, mojitos and straw hats nothing makes me happier than baskets full of locally grown berries. Living in a farm rich community makes savoring berry gems all too easy. Berries aren’t just for smoothies! They are an ideal match with salsa, summer picnic salads or shrub. While shrub based cocktails are […]

berry bliss recipes

Follow your berry bliss! I’m so excited for blueberries, raspberries and berries! But also that the July issue of Susquehanna Style has arrived just in time for the 4th of July! Find easy, healthful and flavorful recipes for your weekend celebrations at Susquehanna Style’s page. You’ll find Blueberry Salsa, Herbal Blackberry Shrub, Raspberry Citrus Wild […]

tropical strawberry smoothie

My husband loves a particular tropical strawberry smoothie at a smoothie chain when we are on the road. I wanted to make something similar but with far less sugar; this recipe worked. If you want to skip the limeade concentrate try fresh lime juice, sweetener of your choice and grated lime peel to taste.  If […]

blood orange gin & tonic recipe

I am not that witty person to come up with clever names for themed libations but I do enjoy a simple sip to celebrate any occasion, like this Blood Orange Gin & Tonic recipe. A few years back I hosted an Oscars party complete with take-home golden Oscar necklaces and a sparkling buffet. I created […]

vegan baked oatmeal

The first time I had baked oatmeal was in a Lancaster County diner. I love a good bowl of oatmeal for breakfast but this took it to a whole new level! We grew up on honey drizzled oatmeal and grits not boxed sugary faux food. The baked oatmeal was more like an oatmeal cake but […]

beet blackberry lentil salad

I love this Beet Blackberry Lentil Salad salad for it’s earthy flavors, toothsome texture of the lentils and that it’s satisfying in such a good for you and belly filling way. It was always a favorite of my client’s (when I did my private chef meal delivery). Enjoy it alone, as a side or a main […]

chocolate zucchini brownie cake muffins {vegan}

I had a hard time naming this Chocolate Zucchini Brownie-Cake-Muffin-ish recipe.  It’s ridiculously easy to prepare. With zucchinis everywhere and the simple ingredients stocked in my pantry I’ve been giving this away for days. Dan loves it for breakfast. You might be asking yourself, “Phoebe, chocolate and zucchini in a sweet treat and it’s vegan?!”  […]

chilled berry soup {vegan}

You will want to make this Chilled Berry Soup because it’s easy and refreshing on a warm afternoon. You may not want to share. It’s perfect to serve as a palette cleanser or to compliment a light meal of tea sandwiches and a salad. You should totally make tea sandwiches. Chilled Berry Soup   Print Prep […]

fruit juice recipe

One of my favorite ways to preserve the flavors of summer is infusing fruits into something or other, to be used later for a sweet or savory recipe. I’m not gonna lie… I infuse gin and vodka.  And rum. I infuse rum too. Don’t judge. I have an amazing strawberry gin that screams summer come […]

raspberry vinaigrette {gf, vegan}

This is a basic recipe you’ll want to have in your back pocket all summer long!  I am madly in love with infusing vinegar, gin, rum and vodka with fruit.  This Raspberry Vinaigrette give you a good excuse to try something savory with seasonal berries. Use this dressing with a mixed greens salad or in […]

vegan raspberry lavender ice cream

In the case you live under a rock, you might not have noticed the homemade ice cream and popsicle craze going on right now. It is summer, so what better time to savor sun-ripened fruits or enjoy a cocktail on a stick? There are dozens of vegan ice cream recipes in the magical internet machine […]

blueberry chia quick bread, vegan

I’m hoping to inspire you to take a basic recipe and play with it. This Blueberry Chia Quick Bread is easy and you can make flavorful substitutions. This bread is made for toasting, unless you slice a warm, just-baked piece and slather it with jam. It’s not a sweet, zucchini-style bread but more like an Irish Soda […]

vegan strawberry quick bread

I use to buy a quick bread from my pal who has an organic farm bakery but she closed her market stand. My mornings weren’t the same. My mom loves a good quick bread and we’ve been playing with recipes to fill that place on my breakfast plate. This vegan Strawberry Quick Bread seems to […]

rhubarb crumb cake, vegan

We are hot and heavy into strawberry and rhubarb season here in southeastern Pennsylvania. You can be sure to find rhubarb from at least 4 vendors at Lancaster Central Market. You must buy it now, it will be gone soon! Stop dilly-dallying. If you can’t use it, freeze it. I’ve been playing with a vegan […]

FLASH SALE: the spring/summer magazine is HERE!

I’m excited! So excited I’m doing something I’ve never done before, a BOGO sale. Today only buy the current Spring/Summer 2014 issue and get a complimentary copy of the Spring 2013 issue! Looking for garden to table inspiration?  You’ll find it here in the phoebe’s Pure Food Magazine™ digital issue. Recipes, growing and living tips […]

strawberry thyme margarita

This is what I think you should do with the flavors of summer, the Strawberry Thyme Margarita. It makes for the perfect weekend and seasonal fun at home and is my tasty spin on margaritas. strawberry thyme margarita   Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   The perfect summer cocktail. : phoebe’s pure food : […]

strawberry thyme infused syrup

Strawberry Thyme Syrup   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Use this for baking, lemonade, cocktails or with sparkling water. : phoebe’s pure food : beverage, condiment Serves: 8 Ingredients 2 cups (1 pint) strawberries, tops removed and quartered 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 4, 4-inch […]

baked berry & chèvre french toast

This baked berry & chèvre french toast recipe is here because of the next round of chill we are expecting tomorrow. You will need this to get you through it.  That’s what I think. (written with a smirk because if you know me you know I hate eggs) I made this dish when we were […]

smoothies & slow cooker coco breakfast cereal

  Be sure to stop by my Phoebe Savors Berks, BCL Style to catch the most recent post about telling 2013 who’s the boss.  I chatted with Stacy Brown, owner of Sunshine Fitness Studio, about New Year’s resolutions and recipes she uses to get her day started. You’ll want to try these. Have I lied […]

raspberry cream pie

There was a recipe card for this pie.  I used it every year for the black raspberries Dan grows behind his wood working shop.  Know when you know you put something somewhere then it’s gone?  You’ll open your freezer and find the fresh asparagus or the pile of laundry spits out your favorite mug…it happened […]

sweet and savory hand pies

Pies in each hand…isn’t that quintessentially summer? I was at Weaver’s Orchard today talking all about hand pies, the versatility of crusts, getting creative with seasonal sweet and savory filling and making ahead of time to freeze for later. Let’s talk dough. I like to play it easy so here are 3 go-to’s for hand-pie making, […]

lemon curd & berry mini cakes

Don’t we all love easy, cheat recipes from time to time…unless you have loads of time to bake, then more power to you.  I used a locally baked shortcake and berries from Weaver’s Orchard and lemon curd from our local Curdelicious (order from the pure food pantry). Before we begin, if you would like to make your […]

raspberry thyme vinegar

Really, this raspberry vinegar recipe is so easy and very necessary.  With berries in season and a probable bottle of cider vinegar on your shelf as we speak this a no-brainer recipe.  I’m going to do some playing with this but here are the nuts and bolts.  Use this for a lovely vinaigrette on summer […]

pies in jars

let’s begin with a few basics and get you thinking outside the pie box There are 4 things to keep in mind with pies and pies in jars CRUST crumb crust: make ahead, doubling the recipe and freezing the unused portion in a freezer safe container.  pre-bake on a cookie sheet for crumbles on a […]

favorite strawberry recipes

all in one post.  Let’s be honest.  Nothing is better than local, freshly picked strawberries.  Not the organic strawberries from California or the first strawberries that start to appear in the grocery stores in April.  Nothing is sweeter or more flavorful than sun warmed, freshly picked strawberries…. I’m only saying this because it’s not peach […]

frozen strawberry cobbler

It’s a total cheat but it must be done.  Your favorite ice cream flavor?  _______ (insert here)   Mine has to be vanilla bean…the milk, cream and sugar kind of vanilla bean (no weird fillers or eggs).  We grilled a tasty dinner and it’s still rather toasty going on 8p.   Cold dessert it is […]

fruit yogurt sundae

i know.  i know.  these fruits are not in season, local or organic but i could be eating oreos or sipping bourbon for breakfast. i’ll be milestone old this year.  somehow the past few years have gotten away from me.  lost them dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum. making up for lost time. […]

weaver’s orchard cooking class: swedish pancakes

Had a great time at Weaver’s Orchard last week and we had quite the crowd.  The mission… share some easy tips for summer entertaining…specifically little tea sandwiches.   With baskets of fresh fruit and cookie cutters in hand I was set to begin. Must preface this with … I love stopping at Weaver’s Orchard.  I […]

summer sponge cake for any day

It is really easy to whip up this cake for a sheet pan or even little tartlets.  Freeze and keep on hand for last minute summer guests.   Seriously, you do not need to let your guests know how simple this is to prepare and wow the pants off them….or their socks… maybe that’s all […]

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