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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

Harvest Time Oil de Mary Jane Leaf

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At harvest time, when cannabis is abundant, you can stuff jars with fan leaves, sugar leaves, and buds (sometimes spicing it up with fresh chilies, basil, cilantro, or oregano), cover the plant material with Organic Virgin Olive Oil, and let nature do its work. Continue reading

Vegan Walnut Basil Pesto Video and Recipe

Here is a quick and easy, delicious recipe for vegan basil pesto with walnuts. This pesto recipe is thick, green and so delicious that I guarantee you won’t miss the cheese. Of course, it is perfect on pasta, but also try it as a dip, spread, or tossed with hot cooked grains and vegetables. Continue reading

Organic Fresh Basil

Picking Organic Basil at the Brookfield Farm

Every Summer, I love to pick lots of fresh organic basil to make pesto, flavored oils, dressings, among other delicious farm to table vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes for personal chef clients, private and group cooking classes and for myself, family and friends. I also freeze lots of pesto to eat during the winter months and give away as YUMMY gifts. YUM! Above you see me at my organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) the Brookfield Farm, the biodynamic farm, I am have been a member of for 30 years. Though, I have my own organic garden, joining a CSA is my food land security. Part of living the super luscious life; locavore, eating with the seasons, stocking up, healthy, organic lifestyle, Continue reading

Spice It Up! Recipes

Marinated Dried Tomatoes, easy to make, gluten-free, vegan recipe

MMM, Thinking that on the first night of Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices this weekend of showing how to make our own marinated sun-dried tomatoes with garlic scapes and fresh garden herbs.

Still room for you, please email me if you want to come to the whole weekend or part of it, click here. Continue reading