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
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
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
Versatile and neutral flavored whole grains pair well with most herbs and spices. Above is my Mediterranean Sorghum Salad, a popular warm weather salad. With a satisfying chew similar to barley, gluten-free sorghum can be stir fried with African spices, or boldly dressed with a ginger miso dressing. Fresh mint, oregano, and chives also make a tasty dressing for this high fiber luscious marinated grain salad. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with goat or sheep feta for an Continue reading
This sweet and savory main course stew is even more luscious with ghee drizzled over it as a garnish. Serve with a salad for an enjoyable meal. Continue reading