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Making Organic Beet Burgers

Making my first bunch of organic Beet Burgers. This is going to be yummy! And Lucky for me my daughter Emily was here to capture it on video. Summer fresh, organic beets, carrots, zucchini, garlic scapes held together with ground organic chia seeds, flax seeds, black sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. Seasoned with fresh picked herbs: thai basil, oregano and marjoram from Leslie’s organic garden. A little sea salt and black pepper and we are ready to make pretty patties/burgers. 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

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

Organic Edible flowers on Salads

Falafel, Salad and Soup YUM

Beautiful organic edible flowers make a meal gorgeous. One of the things I love about teaching cooking is inspiring folks to engage their senses, cook from their hearts, be mindful, creative, sensual, have fun and pleasure cooking and eating healthy food. Continue reading