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
Teaching “Spice it Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices ” as an organic garden to table workshop in my country kitchen. I am grateful for all that came out to enjoy this hands on vegetarian, cooking class. Here are some of the dishes we made during the weekend. 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
In the garden early this morning, I was already feeling the heat, I decided to make a cooling organic vegan cranberry pomegranate smoothie for breakfast to make sure that I had protein: cashews, chia and hemp seeds; some Vitamin C: pomegranate and lucuma powder for energy for a long distance afternoon swim. Yum! Continue reading
This week, I made my first Kale Pesto. I read about them and then once I had a fresh bunch of kale and lots of fresh harvested garlic scapes, I blended them with hemp: hemp seeds and hemp oil, some lemon infused olive oil and ume vinegar. I love pesto and have many with hemp seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. I like hemp because of the exceptional nutritional profile: loaded with omega 3s, high in anti-oxidants, fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron, easy to digest complete protein… I could go on and on. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading