Recipe: Creamy Chive Salad Dressing

Creamy Chive Salad Dressing 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs fresh lemon juice 1 tbs minced shallot or scallion 1 tbs finely chopped fresh chives 1 tsp sugar, honey or agave 1tsp Dijon mustard salt and fresh ground pepper to taste ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan (optional) Whisk together and serve […]

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Recipe: Strawberries with Basil and Balsamic

Strawberries with Basil and Balsamic 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 tbs sugar 1 tbs balsamic vinegar 6 fresh basil leaves Gently toss the strawberries with the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Let sit for 20 minutes. Stack the basil leaves and with a sharp knife cut into slivers. Serve the strawberries over ice cream, honey […]

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Recipe: Snap Peas with Ginger, Prosciutto and Mint

Snap Peas with Ginger, Prosciutto and Mint 1 tbs olive oil 1 lb sugar snaps, strings removed 1-2 tbs fresh, peeled, grated ginger root. 4 oz prosciutto, sliced thin 1-2  tbs fresh mint Salt and pepper Heat oil and add ginger and snap peas. Sauté until the snap peas start to turn brown, about 5 […]

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Recipe: Roasted Carrot and Bean Hummus

Roasted Carrot and Bean Hummus 1 lb carrots, rinsed ¾ cup cooked garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained olive oil 1 lemon juiced 2 tbs sesame seeds or tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp paprika ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp red chili powder (optional) Salt and pepper to taste. Chop carrots into chunks. Toss with olive […]

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Recipe: Orange and Fennel Salad

Orange and Fennel Salad 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 oranges or tangerines, peeled 1tbs olive oil 1tbs champagne vinegar Salt and pepper 2 tbs dried cranberries Place the sliced fennel in a bowl. Slice oranges and add to bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Toss […]

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Recipe: Lavender Strawberry Shortcakes

Lavender Strawberry Shortcakes 2 ¼ cup flour 1/3 cup butter cut into small pieces 1/3 cup 2 ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp lavender flowers 1 cup milk 1 ½ lbs strawberries ¼ cup sugar vanilla ice cream or whip cream Hull and quarter washed strawberries, toss in a bowl with the […]

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Recipe: Potato, Leek, and Sorrel Soup

Potato, Leek, and Sorrel Soup 1 tbs butter 2 bunches leeks, rinsed well and white part cut into coin shaped pieces. 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 sprigs thyme 2 bay leaves 4 medium potatoes cut into chunks 1½ quarts chicken stock 2 bunches sorrel leaves 1 cup spinach, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Cream […]

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Recipe: Pasta with Wild Greens

Pasta with Wild Greens 2 cups cooked drained pasta of your choice 2 tbs. olive oil 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 4 shallots or green onions, minced 3 cups young wild greens, lambs quarters, young dandelion leaves, chickweed and/or spinach and kale. ½ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil; you could also use cherry […]

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Recipe: Zucchini Strands with Mint

Zucchini Strands with Mint Adapted from The Herbfarm Cookbook by Jerry Traunfeld 2 small to medium zucchini squash, grated 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbs butter or olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbs fresh, minced mint leaves Salt and pepper to taste Cut the stems and bottom tips off the zucchini and grate. Toss […]

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Recipe: Ginger Mint Tea

Ginger/Mint Tea – makes 6 1/2 cups 4 tbs dried mint or 8 tbs fresh mint 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger root 7 cups water Remove peel from ginger root by scraping with back of a spoon and cut into small pieces. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Simmer on low, […]

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