Tag Archives: Wild Foods

Organic Flavored Oils w/Fresh Herbs & Spices

organic herbs and spices make a delicious flavored oil

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

Keep Cool with Organic Fruit Smoothies

Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie

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

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables New Class time starts 2PM

Nori Rice Rolls with Ginger Tofu

Sunday, January 21; 2:00PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Versatile, tasty, available all year round, sea vegetables are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Their health benefits are legendary: regular consumption has been linked to reduced rates of some illnesses and, in sufficient quantity, some sea vegetables are purported to help fight the effects of radiation, plus they’re great for the hair and skin. Alaria, arame, dulse, kelp, nori… learn which are best to flavor soups and which cradle sushi, which complement bean dishes and which sparkle in salads. Join Leslie Cerier, co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration, for this upbeat and up-close look at vegetables from the sea.  We will eat what we cook for our dinner. Continue reading

Creative Vegetarian Cooking with Sea Vegetables

Gluten-Free and Vegan Sweet Potato Fries

This colorful, delicious, quick to make sweet potato fries dish is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Kelp is a tasty sea vegetable that is rich in Vitamin C, calcium, iron, manganese, and magnesium. I garnished and seasoned the dish with kelp powder and hemp seeds. Looking like sesame seeds, hemp seeds have a Continue reading

Creative Cooking with Sea Vegetables

Egg Rolls with Goji BerriesSunday, January 21; 2:00PM-5:30PM; Amherst, MA

Hands on Organic Farm to Table Cooking Class

Versatile, tasty, available all year round, sea vegetables are a rich source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. Their health benefits are legendary: regular consumption has been linked to reduced rates of some illnesses and, in sufficient quantity, some sea vegetables are purported to help fight the effects of radiation, plus they’re great for the hair and skin. Alaria, arame, dulse, kelp, nori… learn which are best to flavor soups and which cradle sushi, which complement bean dishes and which sparkle in salads. Join Leslie Cerier, co-author of Sea Vegetable Celebration, Continue reading