Tag Archives: balsamic vinegar

Organic Locavore Green Salad

Warm day, sunny day! Yippeeee! Grateful for all the organic farmers growing great greens this time of year. And of course there is plenty of wild dandelion greens and chives right out the door to add to the fun of fresh harvest. Organic Lawn to table meet organic farm to table.
Time for lunch with locavore organic salad greens that I picked up at the farmers market.
Dressing it up with some organic, fair trade, avocados from my local coop. You can add some nuts, like organic pecans, like I did below or organic olives. Simple! Either way, will be delicious, nutrition and satisfying. For a quick dressing, I like to have on hand organic blood orange flavored virgin olive oil and my homemade infused Strawberry Vanilla Fig Balsamic made last summer with organic strawberries from my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). YUM!

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Organic Fresh Picked Strawberries

Strawberries

Yum! Fresh organic strawberries!

That was my thought this morning. I jumped out of bed and drove to my organic CSA, the Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA to pick 4 quarts. Some to freeze. Some to make a strawberry and vanilla bean balsamic vinegar. A quart for my daughter to munch on her car ride to Vermont and share with her sweetie. And still I have PLENTY, about a quart to eat for a few Continue reading

Make Your Own Marinated Dried Tomatoes

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal TV September 17, 2015) Homemade marinated dried tomatoes make for a great gift or for a delicious  added pop of flavor to your dishes! Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet shows you how easy it is to make your own tasty  marinated dried tomatoes with fresh herbs, edible flowers, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic. A great way to preserve summer in a bottle. Continue reading

Making Sun-dried Tomato Oil and Blueberry Vinegar with Summer Herbs

LESLIE CERIER, The Organic Gourmet Creates Sun-dried Tomato Oil & Vinegar with Summer Herbs

 

Wishing you a joyful feast.