Vegetarian Cooking Class Feast

A Feast from one of my cooking workshops

A banquet feast of farm to table organic vegetarian dishes; every time I teach, right before we eat, we share our learning experience: cooking with new ingredients. In the photo are vegan, gluten free mac and cheese made with quinoa pasta and a delicious cashew cheese made with veggies, spices and nutritional yeast; teff grain garnished with edible flowers; amazing chèvre vegetable and garden fresh herbs quiche; garden fresh picked salad greens  I love to travel and teach and also love to teach at home. Please come visit, study with me, and stay at my organic b&b or bring me to you worldwide Continue reading

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms

 

Jade and I finding mystery wild mushroom

Today, I had a sweet time hiking with my friend and community herbalist, Jade Alicandro Mace. As we entered the woods in Wendell MA, we soon found a beautiful lion’s mane mushroom on log on the forest floor. With delight, I photographed it and Jade took out her knife and made a clean cut. Pleased we walked on and soon came to the tree above, which had several Hericium coralloides! Close relative of Lions Mane and also edible!! Also called comb tooth. We harvested 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