This American Plate

Welcome to This American Plate

This American Plate is a lifestyle blog focusing on everything related to food, including recipes, dining experience reviews, dinner tablescapes, and vegetable and herb gardening. I’m glad to have you here, so please take your time. There’s no need to rush. 🙂 Be sure to follow This American Plate on Facebook, Instagram and Feedly.


  • Container Gardening Update: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Basil & More

    May 21, 2015
    Container gardening is an activity that I really enjoy. What I enjoy most is my wild attempt to try to grow as much as I can in a small space. Let me tell you, it’s amazing what you can grown in a 3 x 6 space and smaller. This year I have a lot of veggies and herbs in small to large pots, but to keep some floor space I moved some of the pots to a large plastic shelf tucked in a corner. But enough about that… Since I started my seed in early April, I now have ever-growing tomatoes, cilantro, sweet ... Read more »
  • Green Tomatoes on the Vine

    May 21, 2015
    photo of green tomatoes on the vineI love the photo of this cluster of tomatoes that are growing quickly in my garden. Read more »
  • Tuna Cakes

    May 8, 2015
    Tuna CakesI searched the Internet for a Tuna Cake recipe. I found many, but most were too complex. I took the best components of each to create my own rendition. Read more »
  • Container Gardening

    April 10, 2015
    sweet mintLast weekend, I got my container garden planted with flowers, veggies, and herbs and they are growing nicely. I plan to include some posts about my gardening adventures soon, but here’s a sneak peak of what’s going on in my garden so far. Read more »
  • Strawberry Galette

    March 22, 2015
    Strawberry Galette | This American Plate Spring is here, and markets and gardens will soon be filled with fruit, vegetables and herbs in hues of red, orange, purple, green and yellow. I am excited for the growth to begin this spring, especially what’s to come in my little container garden. This year I’m trying to grow a few new veggies this spring/summer including tomatillos, thai round purple eggplant and Tom Thumb peas all from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co, a pretty awesome non-GMO seed company in Missouri. Speaking of foods you can grow in the garden… I love fruit, especially blueberries and strawberries. I recently baked a “galette”, a French term ... Read more »