Calendula flowers are edible. Light and filled with sunshine, they make everything pretty from brownies, pies, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, marinated dried tomatoes. I love turning folks on in cooking classes to using edible flowers as garnishes for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals. And they are easy to grow organic. Flowering again and again all through the summer and fall in New England, where I live, garden, host an organic B&B and teach private and group hands on cooking classes. I also like to add calendula petals to marinated dried tomatoes, and other Continue reading
Luscious summer salad feast!
Asian slaw with arame, corn and beets, seasoned with fresh garden cilantro; sits in the center surrounded by organic gluten-free quinoa macaroni with organic garlic scape, kale and hemp seed pesto. Nasturtium flower on top of these beautiful vegan salads was a big hit at the July Continue reading
A sweet hike through the woods, out the back door of my home, you will come to a beautiful shallow stream. This is where I shot many of my impressionistic nature photos in peak afternoon light. The spring rains and snow this year brought much life and spring green moss to cover the rocks in this shallow stream. A place of deep peace and beauty. Continue reading
It has been so much fun today gardening in the rain and also watching my perennial herbs come back from the brutal New England winter. Sage, as you can see above has lost its brown leaves and is getting pretty purple flowers, which smell great and look wonderful in a vase. Eventually, the flowers will die and the green leaf sage grows and grows. Miraculous! Continue reading
Above, Monet’s Spring as a vertical looks shamanic, spring green moss water reflection on a shallow stream in Western MA Can you see the Chagall Like hound? And the faces in the water? Continue reading