Taking Thyme

fresh food & fresh air

Easy Homemade Applesauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce - whole apples

Apple-apple-applesauce! Fall is here! Okay well that may not be completely true, but I am ready! And apparently the tree outside my kitchen window is ready too! That makes two of us, and I’m going to take that as a win! All of the kids in the neighborhood started back to school this week. I have been out of school for years now and I have no kids. My schedule.. Read More

Everything But The… Nachos

Everything But The... Nachos - plated

Football season is fast approaching and is there anything better to watch the game with than a hot plate of nachos straight from the oven? It just might be one of the best things there is. And these Everything But The…Nachos are just that! They have a little bit of everything combined to make a whole lot of melted awesome! I wasn’t originally planning on posting my Everything But The…Nachos,.. Read More

Pesto Rolled Chicken

Fig and Kale Salad with a Balsamic Reduction - Plated

Today I sat down with the intent of telling all of you about making pesto rolled chicken like I promised in my last post (Fig and Kale Salad With a Balsamic Reduction). But somehow, three hours later, I still had not typed a single word! I did do research on how to adopt a cow! Yes, you read that right. I want to adopt a cow. I love cows! They.. Read More

Fig and Kale Salad With a Balsamic Reduction

Fig and Kale Salad with a Balsamic Reduction - Fig

It’s fig season! Fig season! Fig. Season. I hope that you are equally as excited about this news as I am! Figs are one of my favorite fruits. I anxiously await this time each summer and then eat as many as possible before I am forced back to the selection of dried figs in the bulk bins.

Watermelon, Peach, and Mint Salad

The dog days of summer have arrived and everyone is trying to catch a break! We just came out of a week long Excessive Heat Warning. When I originally checked the 10-day forecast and saw that KC area had an Excessive Heat Warning for an entire week I thought that it was mistake. How could it be that hot for that long? After all, Kansas is no tropical oasis. But.. Read More

Southwest Chorizo Rojo and Veggie Bowl

Southwest Chorizo Rojo and Veggie Bowl Raw

The Overland Park Farmer’s Market is the best in the area! And each Saturday it’s home to The Wiener Wagon – “Kansas City’s finest sausage on wheels”. You can do your shopping as tantalizing scents of freshly grilled meat float above the crowd. The Wiener Wagon specializes in sausages. But not just any sausage. Oh no my friend, Derr’s Artisan Sausages are a step above the rest. They are the.. Read More

NY Times “More-Vegetable-Than-Egg Frittata”


Oh my goodness! Freeze frame! Stop what you are doing! Reverse it back! Call-up all your veggie loving friends and have this be a party. Seriously though, and you know I have never lied to you before, this frittata¬†(<– right here!!) from The New York Times is frittat-a-mazing! Any time that I can use the phrase “eat yo’ colors” I am a happy camper! And this frittata definitely applies. Throw.. Read More

Cucumber Salmon Bites

Cucumber Salmon Bite in a sea of blackberries

Sometimes the best things in life are complete accidents. And sometimes, when random inspiration hits at the exact same time, amazing things come to be. That is exactly what happened the day I dreamed up these cucumber salmon bites! Everything came together at just the right moment in time to make for a delicious lunch. We had been having a spell of bad luck with things in the house, so.. Read More

Wannabe Big City Potato Burrito

Potato Burrito

If you have ever been to Fort Collins, CO then you will know what I’m talking about. Even if you have ever read an article about the city, you will know what I am talking about. And you will know how easy it is to fall in love with the city. The welcoming campus of Colorado State University (I said I’m proud – to be – a – CSU –.. Read More

Spring Rolls with Sesame Ginger Chicken

cut spring roll

Before you get to the main post, a little disclaimer: This post was originally written in mid-May before the mayhem of moving began. Once elbow deep in the throes of packing, my blog took a brief hit of inactivity. Followed by a few weeks of no internet. We are starting to settle into the new house and it is time to get back on the blogging train! The events in.. Read More