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Organic Eggplant Dip with a Healthy Twist

Baba ganoush Salad with noodles with a twist

Frying up organic eggplant and blending it with organic garden fresh herbs: parsley, chives, and garlic chives, raw tahini, and ume vinegar makes a quick and easy, delicious, vegan dip.  Flavorful, farm to table, sweet carrots, local fermented pickles, and noodles create a gluten-free, beautiful, yummy meal. The noodles stand in for pita bread, a twist on the classic way to serve baba ganoush. And since black goes with everything, I chose Forbidden rice ramen. Plus, using alkalizing umeboshi vinegar and plenty of parsley balances  calcium draining eggplant for an eating your strong bones meal. Continue reading

Organic, Wild Blackberries

Organic Wild Blackberries

I love my summer ritual. After waking up, stroll out to my edible forest garden; snack on handfuls of wild, organic berries. Earlier in the summer, there were plenty of ripe ,organic, wild, blueberries. Plenty for the birds, my family, organic B&B guests, clients, and friends. Now lots of organic raspberries and wild, organic blackberries grace my garden and make a great first Continue reading

Harvesting & Cooking with Organic Garlic

organic garlic harvest

I just harvested 80 garlic bulbs from my organic garden. Imagining all the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, delicious soups, pesto, sauces, dressings, chili, and more that I will cook up this year for personal chef clients and those that come for my organic farm to table classes and organic B&B: tomato sauce, greens in garlic tahini sauce, garlic bread, kale, basil and cilantro pesto,  garlic flavored oils, sweet putanesca sauce, olive tapenade, zesty parsley garlic dressing, chili, minestrone, and more. Mixing and matching the local organic harvest with beans, grains, nuts, seeds, pasta, healthy fats, herbs and spices for tasty immune enhancing meals all year round. Delicious food as medicine. Meals for celebrations, too. First, I will hang it in my shed to dry and cure for winter storage. Continue reading

Organic Chocolate Pops and Strawberries

Organic Cashew Coconut Fudgicles

In my world organic cacao and/or chocolate goes with everything. Even in height of strawberry season, I am thinking about how great these cashew coconut cocoa pops are with fresh strawberries.

Organic, fair trade cashews, cocoa, vanilla extract blended with organic coconut milk and local Continue reading

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