Category Archives: Cooking Tips

Last Night’s Organic Locavore Dinner

Tempeh with Marinated Dried Tomatoes and Kale, Kasha with burdock, and shiitakes, and Kuri squash

Last night’s dinner was a quick and easy seasonal feast celebrating organic local produce. Kale, Continue reading

Organic Spicy Chick Pea and Cashew Vegetable Stew

Organic and Spicy Chick Pea Veggie Stew

Last night’s dinner was cooked with the organic local harvest. Seasonal veggies: eggplant, chili pepper, onions, collard greens, cilantro and dill from my CSA, the Brookfield Farm; organic tomatoes and garlic from my garden; wild hedgehog mushrooms found in the woods behind my house; organic young ginger and turmeric locally sourced from Old Friends Farms. However, that mild chili pepper was hot for me and I added some organic cashew butter to cool Continue reading

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

When I first learned how to make my own organic flavored oils with fresh herbs, spices, edible flowers, and wild foods, about 30 years ago, I was so in love with them I just about stopped using my usual organic sesame and extra virgin olive oils. The first flavored oil I made was basil oil, which I drizzled on salads, soups, and steamed vegetables. Then I began cooking with it, using it to sauté and roast vegetables and even to fry eggs. I added it to sauces and used it as a dip for bread, as well as a marinade for sun-dried tomatoes and grilled eggplant. Continue reading

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles

Eating Chocolate Chip Waffles with Emily

Fun to eat chocolate chocolate chip waffles with my daughter Emily. I like the chocolatey flavor of teff flour. Adding either organic, fair trade, cocoa and cacao make delicious waffles. I also added super foods maca and lucuma to power us through our day. Organic maple syrup, chocolate chips and vanilla extract makes sweet waffles that we love eating with our hands like muffins. Good morning breakfast!  Continue reading

Slow Food, Cooking Organic Vegetable Omelets

Organic cheese and vegetable omelet with fresh organic fruit salad

This summer, one of my guests asked to have her breakfast at 9AM. She was easy going and said for me to make whatever inspired me. With fresh picked garden herbs and greens, my neighbor’s grass raised organic eggs, and local grass raised organic cheddar cheese, I decided to make her an omelet. Continue reading