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Spice It UP! Weekend Workshop

Spice It Up! Lunch Excited to be teaching at home

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

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 Kale, Cilantro and Basil Pesto

Organic Kale

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 and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading

Garlic Scapes Makes Great Kale Pesto

Organic Garlic Scapes

This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading

Get A Private Group Cooking Class

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

For over 30 years, I have been teaching hands on farm to table vegetarian group and private cooking classes. Michelle and Anthony came this winter for one of them: The Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Whole Real Foods. We cooked and ate 3 delicious recipes that expanded everyone’s cooking repertoire and knife skills. They loved the class so much that they gathered a group of 7 friends to come back for a 3-hour private group class to expand their quick Continue reading