Tag Archives: CSA

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

Luscious Summer Salad Feast

Luscious Summer Salad Feast!

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

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

Luscious Vegetarian Cooking from the Heart

Organic Cabbage

I experienced so much pleasure today cooking and baking with some of the last of my winter produce, from my organic, CSA* farm share. Slow cooking beans with spices create rich flavors for a luscious meal for a small dinner party tonight. Chopping up that last organic cabbage, some carrots, and baking a big sweet potato inspired a plethora of culinary delights. Continue reading

Basil Pesto in Minestrone

Vegetarian Basil Hemp Seed Pesto

Spring is here in Western Mass. Hurray! Today, I made a tasty vegan minestrone with some of my organic winter storage root veggies: carrots, onions, celeriac, and potatoes. To make the Continue reading