Tag Archives: summer

Organic Berry Picking, Mother Daughter Fun

Walking to the back fields with basket in hand at the Brookfield Farms

On my way to the back fields of my CSA, the Brookfield Farm in Amherst, MA. With basket in hand, I am going berry picking with my daughter Emily. Lots of fun to be together gathering. Fun in the sun. Mother daughter love. Beautiful sunny, hot, summer day. Yummy time together in the berry patch at the organic lush farm. Continue reading

Baba Ganoush YUM

vegan, vegetarian, baba ganoush, dairyfree gluten-freeI do a lot of coaching and teaching about eating your way to strong bones. Yet, it is summer and organic tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Here is how I create/cook up balance. When I blend the cooked eggplant, I add garlic, plenty of parsley, some raw, calcium rich and alkalzing tahini, and also season the dip with alkalizing umeboshi vinegar. Lemon and sea salt would also be fine. Also, as you can see from the photo, serving the baba ganoush with greens also add to our calcium, and yellow tomatoes tend to be lower in acid the the red ones.  The red tomatoes posed for the photo. And the nasturtium flowers adds to the YUM! Continue reading

Vegan Walnut Basil Pesto Video and Recipe

Here is a quick and easy, delicious recipe for vegan basil pesto with walnuts. This pesto recipe is thick, green and so delicious that I guarantee you won’t miss the cheese. Of course, it is perfect on pasta, but also try it as a dip, spread, or tossed with hot cooked grains and vegetables. Continue reading

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

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