Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

Maggie’s Potpourri Recipe

This is my personal recipe after I cook one of those meals that smell the house like onions and garlic and want to restore a garden smell to my home. I hope you enjoy it too.

All these plants are grown organically from my garden.

Feel free to add anything else you would like to smell.


Rosemary 3 sprigs

Thyme a handful

Patchouli 5 Lg. leaves

Sweet Mint 10 leaves

Basil 3 Lg. leaves

Cinnamon 1 stick

Cloves 10 whole cloves

Ginger 1/2 tsp.

Allspice 1/2 tsp.

Vanilla 1/2 tsp.

Place in a small pot and boil the water then bring down to simmer. Place all ingredients in the water and sit and enjoy !


Awesome Watermelon Tart

Although it looks like it’s loaded with calories, this tart is actually made from, well, as the name says … watermelon slices lathered with low-fat vanilla yogurt and berries.

This impressive dessert will not heat up your house with a hot oven — no baking here. The “crust” in the tart is made from rolling each yogurt covered slice in toasted almonds for a nutty crunch.


Watermelon Tart

A low calorie dessert that actually looks mouthwatering?

Here’s a healthy and refreshing Watermelon Tart that’s low in sugar but will satisfy that sweet tooth.

Watermelon Dessert Recipe


Start off by cutting your watermelon into pie-shaped slices to form a tart. For those of you who are not watermelon aficionados, here’s a little tutorial of how I cut mine.

How to Make a Watermelon Tart


  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 (5 inch thick) slice of seedless watermelon, rind removed
  • 12 ounces Yoplait vanilla yogurt or your own choice
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries


  1. Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat for a couple of minutes or until golden. Remove from pan to cool.
  2. Cut watermelon into 8 even pie shaped wedges.
  3. Dip outside curved edge of watermelon in yogurt then in sliced almonds and place on serving platter in a pie-shaped formation. Repeat with remaining watermelon wedges.
  4. Once all of the wedges have been placed in a pie shape, use the remainder of the yogurt to frost the top of the “pie”.
  5. Place blueberries and sliced strawberries in a decorative pattern on top.
  6. Serve immediately or chill until serving.
You can also use granola, coconut, or crushed pretzels for the outer cover ….  MMMMM ! YUM !
This is also a favorite for Raw Foodists.


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