Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading

Organic Summer Salad

Organic July Salad

Do you like to dress your salad with garden fresh organic herbs and edible flowers?

While I have sustained some lost of veggies to a lucky rabbit, I am happy to eat the nasturtiums, calendula and borage flowers, thyme leaves, and arugala from my organic garden.  My CSA, the biodynamic, organic Brookfield Farm I belong to is my food land security. Lots of veggies to come from my garden, but in the meantime, I am well fed by CSA. How about you? Continue reading

Spice It UP! Weekend Workshop

Spice It Up! Lunch Excited to be teaching at home

Teaching “Spice it Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices ” as an organic garden to table workshop in my country kitchen. I am grateful for all that came out to enjoy this hands on vegetarian, cooking class. Here are some of the dishes we made during the weekend. Continue reading

Organic Kale, Cilantro and Basil Pesto

Organic Kale

This week, I made my first Kale Pesto. I read about them and then once I had a fresh bunch of kale and lots of fresh harvested garlic scapes, I blended them with hemp: hemp seeds and hemp oil, some lemon infused olive oil and ume vinegar. I love pesto and have many with hemp seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. I like hemp because of the exceptional nutritional profile: loaded with omega 3s, high in anti-oxidants, fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron, easy to digest complete protein… I could go on and on. Please email me and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading

Garlic Scapes Makes Great Kale Pesto

Organic Garlic Scapes

This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading